Originally from Spain, Isabel María Cañada Luna
began to study both voice and piano at a very young age. Her love of Opera would flourish during her formative years, leading her to pursue a degree in voice at the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, one of the foremost voice conservatories in the country. Isabel completed her studies in 2014, yet had began performing as a soprano soloist long before this — by the age of 24 she had already graced the stages of the Kontzerthaus Berlin and the Berliner Philharmonie, both located in the German capital, in addition to theaters in other German cities, such as Bremen, Essen, and Dresden. Isabel had also performed at various venues throughout Italy and France, even venturing to Moscow. Her career has even taken her beyond the Old World to the Americas, where she performed in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Being a Spaniard, she has, of course, performed countless times in her native Spain, and has even had the honor of singing before His Majesty King Juan Carlos I and Her Majesty Queen Sofía, then reigning monarchs of the kingdom.
"Isabel Cañada possesses a full lyric voice with an expressive texture and a grand interpretive ability."
- P. BUJOSA , Opera Actual Nº143.
As a professional soprano opera singer, Isabel has performed in many productions, including Humperdinck’s Hänsel & Gretel, where she played the role of Gretel at the Auditorio de Tenerife Isabel was also selected to perform a solo recital in Madrid — the Spanish capital — an honor bestowed upon her for having won a voice competition. That same year, 2015, Isabel would put together her own production, entitled Echoes of Spain, in which she collaborated with accomplished pianist Elías Romero and acclaimed Spanish dancer Francisco Martínez. The following year, not only would Isabel perform at the famous Teatro Real in Madrid, but she would also relocate to Dubai, where she would pursue a number of projects. These included several performances with the Emirates Symphonic Orchestra, as well as a role in the production Emotions, which blended the sounds of flamenco with Isabel’s Spanish classical voice repertoire.
Isabel begun the 2018 season by performing at the prestigious new Dubai Opera, which was just inaugurated by Plácido Domingo the previous year, one of few opera singers to date to have had the privilege of doing so. Isabel continued her year by doing a two-week tour in China, a series of concerts in Dubai, in Abu Dhabi at the prestigious Abu Dhabi National Theater, and in Spain, more specifically at Auditorio de Tenerife in wich she performed Il viaggio a Reims.
"Isabel Cañada has a seductive voice"
- P. Estelrich i Massuti.
Isabel began the 2019-2020 season singing and appearing in the commercial for Dubai Expo 2020 and performing at the grand opening of Caesar's Palace Dubai and again, at Dubai Opera. She will continue the year performing Mozart's Exultate Jubilate with Dubai Chamber Orchestra at Dubai Design District and Neun Deutsche Arien at the NYU Theather in Abu Dhabi.