Western Australian soprano, Isabelle Freeman, is drawing acclaim in the United States and beyond as a “radiant” (Seen and Heard International) and “beautifully sensitive” (Australian Stage) artist.
Now based in New York, Isabelle spent the 2017-18 season completing her Professional Studies Diploma at Mannes School of Music, featuring as the ill-fated damsels Tosca and Leonora in Mannes Opera’s scenes program, and joined On Site Opera as cover for Emily Pulley’s Becky in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star.
During her time with Mannes Opera, Isabelle sang the title role in Barber’s Vanessa, under the baton of Maestro Joseph Colaneri and direction of Jay Lesenger, in a performance where she “conveyed beautifully the emotional expansion of a woman in love” (Voce di Meche). She made mainstage appearances as Beth in Adamo’s Little Women, La Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, as well as performances of Donna Anna, Fiordiligi, and Alice Ford in various scenes programs.
Before relocating to New York, Isabelle was an Emerging Artist with West Australian Opera and a regular concert artist, performing as soprano soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana (St George’s Cathedral), Mahler’s Symphony Four (MetSo), Mendelssohn’s Elijah (WAAPA), and Rossini’s Stabat Mater (WAAPA).
Isabelle was the recipient of the Michael Sisca Opera Award and Marian Marcus Wahl Memorial Award from Mannes School of Music, and was awarded the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund Scholarship from the American Australian Association, the Bendat Scholarship from West Australian Opera, and the Evelyn and Ralph Thompson Scholarship from Art Song Perth.