Isabel Seebacher grew up in Klagenfurt, the capital of Carinthia in the south of Austria, where she started her comprehensive artistic education which included Piano, Singing, Ballet and Drama. While still at school, she already appeared on stage as a soloist for the Klagenfurt Theatre and has completed her state-recognised theatrical examination in acting (Staatliche Bühnenrefeprüfung, Schauspiel).
Studying in Vienna at the University of Music under Helena Lazarska and Charles Spencer, Isabel graduated with high distinction for which she received an honorary award from the Austrian Government (Würdigungspreis der Österreichischen Bundesregierung). She was immediately approached by KS Brigitte Fassbaender who engaged her for the Tiroler Landestheater (Tyrolean State Theatre) in Innsbruck, Austria.
Two successful seasons followed at the Staatstheater Braunschweig, Germany and then at the Volksoper in Vienna, where she was singing as a Mezzo-soprano the roles in “Hansel and Gretel” and “The Tales of Hoffmann”. At the Neue Oper Wien, Isabel appeared as the lead in the world premiere of Herwig Reiter’s “Campiello”. Guest performances followed in St.Gallen, Freyburg and Caracas.
Thereafter, Isabel moved into the soprano repertoire as her voice naturally and effortlessly developed into the higher regions. Soprano roles such as the Countess in “The Marriage of Figaro”, Donna Elvira in “Don Giovanni”, Elsa in “Lohengrin” or the Countess Maria from the composer Emmerich Kàlmàn are some of her favourites.
Isabel has won many national and international competitions including: the Antonín Dvořák competition; Ferruccio Tagliavini, Mikulas Schneider Trnavsky, Jugend musiziert, Heinrich Strecker and the Leopold-Goess-Stiftung. Her wide-ranging concert and stage commitments have led Isabel to guest performances at the Salzburger Festspielen and in Aix-en-Provence, to performances in North and South America as well as to work with international renowned conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Leopold Hager and Gustavo Dudamel.
Isabel Seebacher is also singer in the brass ensemble Brass4mation.