Isabel Rey is internationally recognized for her exquisite vocal technique and her sensitive acting skills. Her distinguished career has taken her to the most important opera capitals, performing in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich, London, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Edimburgh, Los Angeles, Washington, Stockholm, New York, Brussels, Moscow, Tokyo, Rome, Venice and Amsterdam.
Having mastered a wide repertoire, ranging from Monteverdi to Stravinsky, this very versatile singer and actress with an unstoppable opera career in the seven languages in which she sings, has sung the lead roles in more than 80 different operas over the last two decades, the most notable being Le nozze di Figaro, Lucia di Lammermoor, King Arthur, Così fan tutte, Les pêcheurs de perles, Königskinder, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier, La Bohème, Dialogues des Carmelites, Pelléas et Mélisande, Simone Boccanegra and The Rake’s Progress.
Isabel Rey has worked with conductors of the calibre of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gianandrea Noseda, Nello Santi, Jesús López Cobos, Franz Welser-Möst, Ton Koopman, Michel Plasson, Josep Pons, Marcello Viotti, Adam Fischer, Neville Marriner, Alain Lombard, Alberto Zedda, Leopold Hager, Michel Corboz, William Christie, Marc Minkowski, Fabio Biondi, Fabio Luisi and Lorin Maazel.
In most recent seasons she has sung Königskinder by Humperdinck (alongside Jonas Kauffmann) and Liù (Turandot) in Zurich, Amelia (Simone Boccanegra) with Leo Nucci, Fabio Sartori and conducted by Daniel Oren, Countess Susanna (Il Segreto di Susanna) and Nedda (I Pagliacci)
Outstanding DVDs of her performances include Don Giovanni (Donna Anna), Le nozze di Figaro (Susana), Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Minerva), King Arthur, La Finta Giardiniera (Arminda) (all conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Pelléas et Mélisande (Mèlisande) with Franz Welser-Möst and Don Pasquale, alongside Juan Diego Flórez and conducted by Nello Santi, as well as a varied discography, such as a recital with the guitarrist Ichiro Suzuki, another two called “Canciones del alma” and “Canciones para la Navidad” (Songs for Christmas) with Alejandro Zabala on piano and The passion of Spain, with romances and duets of zarzuelas with José Carreras.