The winner of numerous international competitions (Paris, Bilbao, Reine Elisabeth Bruxelles, Clermont-Ferrand, Verviers), Isabelle Kabatu, the Belgian soprano of African origins, won the First Prize of the prestigious Viotti competition, in Varallo, Italy in 1994.
In the same year, she made her career debut in the title role of « La Traviata » in Lisbon.

She quickly established herself on some of the world’s greatest stages: La Scala di Milano, Opéra Bastille Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Arena di Verona, Teatro Communale Bologna, Semperoper Dresden, Staatsoper Vienna, Teatro Real Madrid and the Bunkamura Tokyo as well as the opera houses of Rome, Berlin, Naples, Geneva, Liège, Zurich, Hamburg, Moscow, Taipei, Houston, San Francisco, New York, to name but a few.

Her repertoire mainly covers Italian (Aïda, Tosca, Il Trovatore, Forza del destino, Manon Lescaut…), German (Tannhaüser, Salome, Der Rosenkavalier…) and French (Le Cid, Thaïs, les Dialogues des Carmélites…) opera heroines.

She has sung under the direction of renowned orchestra conductors such as : Yves ABEL, Fabio ARMILIATO, Riccardo CHAILLY, Bertrand de BILLY, Stéphane DENèVE, Asher FISCH, Daniele GATTI, Fabio LUISI, Ingo METZMACHER, Renato PALUMBO, Michel PLASSON, Nello SANTI, Franz WELSER MÖST and renowned stage directors such as Hugo de ANA, Robert CARSEN, Nicolas JOEL, Pier Luigi PIZZI, Andreï SERBAN, Jaco VAN DORMAEL, Francesca ZABELLO and Franco ZEFFIRELLI.

More recently, Isabelle Kabatu has taken on dramatic roles and extended her repertoire with Norma, Abigaille in Nabucco, Lady Macbeth, Gioconda, Didon in The Trojans and Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

In parallel to her singing career, Isabelle Kabatu founded DA TEMPESTA, an opera workshop that aims to promote young artists. This workshop has so far produced 14 operas. She is also working on the creation of an opera school/école de chant classique in Africa: VOICE OF AFRICA.

2019
FEBRUARY

Alabama, Africatown USA Festival Hope Center

Atlanta, GA Center for Performing Arts

MARCH

New York City, International Women’s Day | United Nations Headquarters

APRIL

Florida, The Spring Classical Music Fest | Boca Raton Mizner Amphitheater

JUNE

New York City, UMOJA Institute Fundraiser | St. Barthelemy Church

JULY

New York City, Spirit of Peace Conference and Nelson Madela Day | United Nations Headquarters

OCTOBER

New York City, Private Event | Metropolitan Club.

NOVEMBER

Athens, Aqbah “Croisière Lyrique Ponant”, organized by Alain Duault – BUY TICKETS ONLINE

DECEMBER

New York City, Metropolitan Opera, KIN Philharmonic Orchestra | Lincoln Center

Newark, NJ, KIN Philharmonic Orchestra | New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

Ermann Wolf-Ferrari (1876 - 1948) : Sly Ou La Legende Du Dormeur Eveillé
Ermann Wolf-Ferrari (1876 - 1948) : Sly Ou La Legende Du Dormeur Eveillé
Franck: Stradella by Isabelle Kabatu
Richard Wagner : Tannhäuser - Édition
Gershwin : Porgy & Bess

Repertory

BEETHOVEN Fidelio
BELLINI Norma
BERLIOZ Les Troyens
BIZET

BOITO

Carmen
Mefistofele
CHERUBINI Medea
CILEA Adriana Lecouvreur
FRANCK Stradella
GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess
GLUCK Alceste
Armide
GIORDANO Andrea Chenier
GOUNOD La Reine de Saba
MASCAGNI Cavalleria Rusticana
MASSENET Le Cid
Hérodiade
Thais
MEYERBEER L’Africaine
MOZART Don Giovanni
Idomeneo
Nozze di Figaro
POULENC Les Dialogues des Carmélites
La Voix Humaine
PONCHIELLI La Gioconda
PUCCINI La Bohème
La Fanciulla del West
Madama Butterfly
Manon Lescaut
Suor Angelica
Il Tabarro
Tosca
Turandot
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas
ROSSINI Guillaume Tell
Mose in Egitto
STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos
Elektra
Der Rosenkavalier
Salome
VERDI Aïda
Attila
Il Ballo in Maschera
Il Corsaro
Don Carlo
Ernani
Falstaff
La Forza del Destino
Giovanna D’Arco
Nabucco
Macbeth
Otello
Simon Boccanegra
IL Trovatore
I Vespri Siciliani
WAGNER Der Fliegende Holländer
Götterdämmerung
Lohengrin
Parsifal
Siegfried
Tannhäuser
Die Walküre
WOLF FERRARI Sly
ZANDONAI Francesca da Rimini
Aïda
Rossini : Mose
 Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante
Arena di Verona & Placido Domingo in Tokyo 2010

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