Pupil of Ana Luisa Chova, Isabel Monar graduated with honours and the Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera, and made her début at the Teatre Principal in Valencia, her hometown. Devoted both to opera and concert, highlights have been the rôles performed in Turandot (Valencia), José de Nebra’s Iphigenia en Tracia (New York and Boston), Fidelio (Nancy, Santiago and Barcelona), La púrpura de la rosa (The Blood of the Rose), by Pedro Calderón de la Barca and music by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco (Geneva, Madrid and México DF), Così fan tutte (Lausanne, Madrid, La Coruña and Padova), Arabella, with Opera North (Leeds), L’elisir d’amore and Idomeneo (Bern), in the Neujahr-Konzert with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and M.A. Gómez-Martínez, or in concerts such as those by J. Rodrigo in Chicago. She has also been widely acclaimed for her interpretations in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Marseille) and in Mozart’s Il re pastore, Il sogno di Scipione (Vienna) and in the unfinished opera Zaide (Gmunden Festival, Düsseldorf and at the renowned Concertgebouw Amsterdam). Her recordings include performances of works by Frederic Mompou, Eduard Toldrà and Vicente Asencio.