Lynn Anoush Isnar
Lynn Isnar is an Armenian-Canadian soprano known for her “firecracker coloratura,” (Opera Canada, John Gilks) and “terrific stratospheric high notes,” (Opera Canada, Joseph So).
Ms. Isnar started off the 2021-2022 season by recording with Sinfonia Toronto for Canadian composer, Colin Eatock’s, upcoming CD works. Her season continued with performances in the OperaFest concert series and in recital at the Canadian Music Center. She finished the season by singing the female title role of Harapshilli in Conan and the Stone of Kelior, a new opera by Mightier Productions.
During the 2020-2021 pandemic season, Ms. Isnar was fortunate enough to join the Glenn Gould School as a guest artist in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia showcased as a virtual concert. She later joined the Amici Chamber Ensemble in their virtual concert Armenian Treasures where she sang works by Amirkhanyan and Aznavour. Ms. Isnar also performed in the A.G.B.U. “Solidarity in Song” Online Concert Series.
This season Ms. Isnar is thrilled to be making her debut with Sinfonia Toronto in their concert Beethoven and Haydn. She will also be performing in recital at the Arts and Letters Club and in concert with Opera York. She will finish the season by working with the Canadian Children’s Opera Company as a guest performer and Armenian Diction Coach in their Spring Opera, The Nightingale composed by Serouj Kradjian in June.
Past roles performed by Ms. Isnar include Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Susanna (Marriage of Figaro), La Marchesa (La Cecchina), Female Chorus (Rape of Lucretia), Katya (Katya Kabanova), Emma (Khovanshchina), Nanine (The Widow), Daphne (The Beautiful Helen), Lydia/Veronica (Perchance to Dream), Katya (Katya Kabanova), Valencienne (The Merry Widow) and Adele (Die Fledermaus).