A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Metz

Isaiah will sing Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at l’Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Métropole in France in March 2016.

See the Schedule page for details.


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.


Christmas in America!

Isaiah’s musical December brings him back and forth across the United States twice this year, with two sets of concerts on each coast. First is Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco, under Nicholas McGegan. Messiah follows immediately in New York, under John Scott at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, after which he’ll sing the first three parts of the Christmas Oratorio with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. The last weekend of the Christmas season will be spent back in the Bay Area, singing Messiah again with Philharmonia Baroque.


The Barber of Seville in Ottawa

Isaiah appears this Fall in the Barber of Seville at Opera Lyra Ottawa, in his role debut as Count Almaviva.

See the Schedule page for details.


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.


Strauss with Nézét-Séguin

In 2011, Isaiah’s performance in one of those “small but demanding” roles in Strauss’s Salome – under Yannick Nézét-Séguin at l’Opéra de Montréal – got this nod in Opera Magazine: “Special mention goes to Isaiah Bell as the First Jew, whose doctrinal proclamations were chilling in their fervency and clarity.” Back for more this fall, Isaiah sings the Young Servant in Strauss’s Elektra, again with Yannick leading l’Orchestre Métropolitain at Montreal Opera. See the Schedule page for details…

Next on Stage

September 26 - October 3, 2015

Rossini: The Barber of Seville

Role: Count Almaviva

Giuseppe Pietraroia, conductor
Opera Lyra Ottawa

Ottawa, ON


June 18 & 19, 2015

Handel: Acis and Galatea

Role: Damon

Mark Morris, choreographer
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Mark Morris Dance Group
New Haven, CT

May 1-3, 2015

Tarik O'Regan: Heart of Darkness

Role: Marlow

Opera Parallèle

San Francisco, CA