Born in Valencia, Spain, soprano Isabel Rey is internationally known for her exquisite expressivity, vocal technique and her outstanding acting skills. During her distinguished career she has performed in the most important musical capitals of the world such as Vienna, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich, London, Edinburgh, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Paris, Los Angeles, Washington, Stockholm, Athens, New York, Brussels, Moscow, Tokyo, Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam.
With an extensive repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Stravinsky, this very versatile singer has performed in more than 65 different operas over the course of her career to date, notably Le Nozze di Figaro, Lucia di Lammermoor, Così fan tutte, Alcina, Die Fledermaus, Die Zauberflöte, Rigoletto, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Carmen, Don Pasquale, L'elisir d'amore, Idomeneo, Don Giovanni, Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier, La Boheme, La Fille du Regiment, Dialogues des Carmelites, Pélleas et Mélisande, Faust, Les Contes de Hoffmann, Die Königskinder, Otello, Simone Boccanegra and The Rake's Progress, always working with great conductors such as Harnoncourt, Noseda, Santi, Lopez Cobos, Welser-Möst, Koopman, Chichon, Tebar, Frühbeck de Burgos, Plasson, Viotti, Fischer, Marriner, Lombard, Zedda, Hager, Corboz, Christie, Minkowski, Biondi, Luisi and Maazel.
Isabel Rey has many DVD’s in the market in which she performs some of her most successful roles such as Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, La Finta Giardiniera, King Arthur and Semele under the baton of Harnoncourt, Don Pasquale with Juan Diego Florez and Nello Santi conducting, and Pélleas et Mélisande with Welser Möst. Her varied discography includes a recital with guitarist Ichiro Suzuki, Canciones para la Navidad (Songs for Christmas) with Alejandro Zabala at the piano and The Passion of Spain, a collection of zarzuela arias and duets with José Carreras. Her latest CD with pianist Alejandro Zabala is titled "Mi corazon con alas" and features some of the most important and well-known songs of the classical Spanish repertoire.
Over the past several years, she has made a significant change of repertoire as her voice has grown and matured over the years, adding roles such as Tosca, Butterfly, Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera) and the title character of Florencia en el Amazonas among others. In addition to her many accomplishments as a singer, Isabel is a published poet. Her first book of poetry was released with the title "Del amor y de la vida."
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