Isabel Cañada Luna is an internationally acclaimed soprano opera singer.
Originally from Malaga, Spain, Isabel studied voice at the prestigious Escuela Superior de Canto conservatory in Madrid.
During her formative years, she had the pleasure to work with a variety of instructors, including Joana Llabrés, Virginia Prieto, Ana Maria Sánchez, Francisco Valls, Sylvia Geszty, Chéryl Studer, Amelia Felle, Dolora Zajick, Giulio Zappa and Montserrat Caballé.
Isabel begin performing internationally at a young age, having toured extensively in Germany even prior to completing her voice studies. She has appeared at both the Kontzerthaus Berlin and the Berliner Philharmonie, as well as numerous theaters in various cities such as Bremen, Essen and Dresden.
Isabel has also performed extensively across her home country, having appeared at the
Teatro Real in Madrid, the Teatro Pavón, the Auditorio de Tenerife, the Teatre Principal of Palma, the Cathedral of Mallorca, Bellver Castle, the Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla, the Sa Nostra Foundation, the Teatre Principal of Maó, and the Teatro Cultural of Getxo. She has also participated in many festivals, such as the Festival Todo Lírica in Santiago de Compostela and Festival Música Mallorca. Isabel 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.
Isabel’s singing career has included a number of opera and zarzuela roles, the most noteworthy being Despina from Così fan Tutte (Mozart), Adina and Giannetta from L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti), Juliette from Roméo et Juliette (Gounod), Gretel from Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck), Norina from Don Pasquale (Donizetti), Duquesa Carolina from Luisa Fernanda (Moreno Torroba), Musetta from La bohème (Puccini), Pamina from The Magic Flute (Mozart), and Susanna and Comtessa from The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart).
In recent years, Isabel’s career has taken her beyond Europe to the Gulf Region and the Far East. She recently completed a comprehensive tour of China, performing at a number of renowned venues including Tianjin Grand Theater, the Concert Halls in Harbin, Changsha, Yangzhou, Guangzhou, Xuzhou, Dalian People’s Culture Club, and Nanning Theatre. Isabel also performs regularly in the United Arab Emirates, having appeared multiple times at myriad venues, such as Dubai Opera, Abu Dhabi National Theater, The Blue Hall at NYU Abu Dhabi, DUCTAC Theatre, and the Canadian University of Dubai Theatre.
In addition to performing opera and classical music live, Isabel has also participated in a number of recordings and more contemporary projects. She recently recorded a full concert for the
Dubai Opera Online Music Series, a recital for the Unlock Music Series in collaboration with HOP and Steinway & Sons, and a contemporary music recording of Siete Canciones Populares Españolas by Falla, along with trumpeter Bernat Xamena and pianist Yuko Mitzutani.
"Isabel Cañada has a seductive voice"
- P. Estelrich i Massuti.
Isabel also conceptualizes and stages her own shows and recitals, including the acclaimed
Echoes of Spain, which was presented on several dates and in various inceptions, both in Spain and abroad. She is currently performing in her new music show, Sonore Al-Andalus, in collaboration with an international ensemble consisting of American violinist Crosby Barrett, Polish pianist Magdalena Wajdzik, and Syrian percussionist Inas Halal.
Throughout her career, Isabel has had a strong presence in the media, having been interviewed by numerous publications and radio stations, including El País, El diario de Mallorca, Última Hora, El correo del Golfo, The National, Khaleej Times, Cadena Ser, Catalunya Radio, Onda Cero, and Radio Nacional. Isabel has also lent her image and voice to the publicity campaign of the
World Expo 2020 in Dubai
and has her full show live available on the Emirates In-flight entertainment.
Isabel’s upcoming engagements include concerts both in Europe and Asia.