Denique Isaac, soprano, is currently based in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland where she now studies under the tutelage of Elizabeth Daniels. Denique has performed various operatic scenes and roles, delving her deeper into her love of the genre.

Denique has also had the pleasure to sing in numerous vocal ensembles throughout the United States, Western Europe, South Africa and Australia. During her time at IU Opera Theater, she performed in Puccini’s double bill, Suor Angelica as La sorella infermiera and Gianni Schicchi as La Ciesca. She performed the role of Anna Maurrant from Kurt Weill’s opera, Street Scene with Young Artist of America (YAA). Last year, Denique had the privilege of working with Baltimore Concert Opera, now Opera Baltimore, covering the role of Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium. 

Denique received an Inaugural Voice Fellowship with YAA and a Vocal Fellowship with The Thirteen. She was awarded the Laury Christy Encouragement Award from the South Carolina District of The Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition. Denique debuted with Annapolis Opera in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, as Rapunzel. She had the joy to compete in the George Shirley Vocal Competition placing third in the pre-professional division. Denique took part in Des Moines Metro Opera’s Apprentice Artist Program, preparing and study covering the role of Bess, in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. She had her Washington National Opera chorus debut, singing in the Verdi opera, Il trovatore. Following the thrill of the Kennedy Center magic, Denique performed the role of Mrs. Jessel, from Britten’s Turn of the Screw with Opera Baltimore. She is also a part of Opera Baltimore’s education team, sharing “What is Opera?” and “Voice Your Story” teaching different grade schools about opera through outreach programs. 

Denique has received the Bernard Kahn Encouragement Award from the South Carolina District of The Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition. Denique has also won first place in the NATS National Student Auditions Upper Advanced Classical Treble Voices and won first place in the American Negro Spiritual All-Voices category. She performed with Annapolis Opera again, in the chorus and as a Bridesmaid, in Le nozze di Figaro. Denique had the privilege of debuting Noah Getz opera, Dear Mr. Duncan, with the World Music Collective. She performed the role of “female lead”- tackling the roles of mother, student and wife of renowned opera singer, Todd Duncan. She recently made her debut with Opera Delaware as Countess Ceprano in their production of Rigoletto. 

Denique looks forward to her upcoming role with Annapolis Opera, in the Donizetti opera, The Elixir of Love, singing the role of Giannetta. She also returns to WNO chorus to partake in the production of Turandot. Denique looks forward to closing her season with library outreach concerts with Annapolis Opera- bringing music to children and her community.

Your voice is your superpower.

lisa congdon, artist

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