|Ms. Isabel Dupré won First
Place in her District Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition and
was a Prize Winner in the Regional Metropolitan Opera Competition. Among
her numerous awards are First Place in the Leontyne Regional Prize Competition
of San Francisco, Second in the National Competition in Dallas, First Place
in the NATS competition (Division 2) and was a recipient of a Tanglewood
With a voice of unique character and great beauty, Ms. Dupre has been heard at the Bregenz Festival (Austria) - Goetz Friedrich directing, Opera Piena, Eugene Opera, California State Opera Theater, Russian Opera Theater, Center Stage Opera and the Danbury Opera Theater, in repertoire including the title role in Aida, Tosca, La Gioconda, Madama Butterfly (concert version) Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana), Leonora (Il Trovatore) and most recently Norma. On the concert stage she has been heard in Mahler's Second and Fourth Symphonies, Verdi’s Requiem and Beethoven's Ah Perfido! In addition she interpreted Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate with the Albany Community Symphony Orchestra, Kirk Smith conducting.
After taking a hiatus to raise her son, and while doing so to work with a new teacher, Ms. Dupree returned to the stage June 2018 with Center Stage Opera to sing Tosca, Leonora (La Forza del Destino), and Elizabetta (Don Carlo).
Recently Ms. Dupre was heard in concert at the Actor’s Temple in excerpts of Wagner and Verdi and in New York’s “All The Stars Are Out “ in scenes from Il Trovatore and Cavalleria Rusticana.
2018 also witnessed her debut at La Nuova Fenice Opera House in Osimo Italy, where she was a featured guest artist, Michel Brousseau conducting. In May 2019 she sang Act II of Tosca, with Opera On The Roof (NYC). As a founding member of a newly formed trio Preferite Puccini e Verdi, the group will be heard at the Lincoln Center Library on October 12, 2019.
Education: Ms. Dupre holds a BA and MM performance degree.
Teachers and coaches: Giovanna Canetti, Francisco Casanova, Anthony Frisell, Atarah Hazzan, Mitchell Cirker, Greg Buchalter, Joshua Greene, Vincent La Selva, George Shirley, and Katherine Johnson.
Interests: Skiing, Spinning, Languages, Traveling.