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Curlew River at BAM

Isaiah revisits the role of the Madwoman in Mark Morris’ production of Curlew River by Benjamin Britten. This March, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the widely acclaimed production will again be paired with Morris’ Dido and Aeneas. Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe sings Dido and the Sorceress.

See the Schedule page for details.

 

Monteverdi with Opera Atelier

In April 2018, Isaiah will make his debut with Canada’s Baroque opera company, Opera Atelier, as Eurimaco in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.

See the Schedule page for details.

 

Review: Handel in San Francisco

Bell boasts a strong, glorious voice with heroic, oratorio-style ring. Soaring easily into light sweetness at the start of the duet, he subsequently demonstrated that he can produce multiple colors lower in the range and darken his instrument to proclaim with authority when necessary…Bell’s sound is so classic English, and so fresh, that one can simply hope that he will sing as wonderfully as he did on Friday for decades to come.

- San Francisco Classical Voice, reviewing Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day with Philharmonia Baroque, December 2015.

 

Marlow in Heart of Darkness: Review

The San Francisco Chronicle, reviewing the American premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness at Opera Parallèle in May 2015, described Isaiah’s performance in the lead role of Marlow as “sung with exquisite lyricism and an air of heroism…” Read the whole review here.

 

Mendelssohn with the Vancouver Symphony: Review

Seen and Heard International, reviewing the Vancouver Symphony’s February 20th performance of Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 (“Lobgesang“), said:

Isaiah Bell was quite stunning in his vocal subtlety and strength. Bell’s voice is so pure and full, with such a lovely ring and evenness in his tone production. His renderings of both “Saget es, die ihr erlöst seid…” and “Stricke des Todes” were events in themselves, and added noticeably to the electricity of the proceedings.

Read the whole review here.

Next on Stage

 
| March 15-19, 2017 |

Britten: Curlew River
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
 
Madwoman: Isaiah Bell
Dido: Stephanie Blythe

Mark Morris, director

 
Mark Morris Dance Group
Brooklyn Academy of Music

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