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). In the 2018-2019 season, she performed in a solo recital at the Arts and Letters club, joined the Toronto Operetta Theatre in concert and joined the TOT in Novello’s work Perchance to Dream. Ms. Isnar continued the season by making her solo recital debut in Montreal, was selected to perform in the 2019 MYOpera Performance Intensive, and made her York Symphony Orchestra debut.
Ms. Isnar has started the 2019-2020 season by performing in Koerner Hall with the Amici Ensemble in KOMITAS: A Canadian Tribute and by singing the title role of Katya in Janacek’s Katya Kabanova with Opera in Concert. She continued the season by making her debut with Opera York singing the role of Valencienne in Lehar's The Merry Widow.
Past roles performed by Ms. Isnar include Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), La Marchesa (La Cecchina), Emma (Khovanshchina), and Susanna (Marriage of Figaro), Nanine (The Widow), Daphne (The Beautiful Helen) and Adele (Die Fledermaus). Ms. Isnar is a graduate of the Artist Diploma Program at the Glenn Gould School.