The opera was workshopped at Kelowna, B.C. in May, 1996. The music director was Roslyn Frantz, the vocal coach, Karen Smith, and the dramatic consultant, Judy Treloar. Elizabeth Scott sang the role of Isabel Gunn.

In May, 2007 a demo recording was made of five selections from The Ballad  of Isabel Gunn. Alexandra Babbel sang the role of Isabel Gunn, and Pierre Simard conducted members of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, recorded and mixed by Stu Goldberg.

At the Jean Ethridge Celebration concert held at the Murray Adaskin Salon at the CMC in Vancouver, B.C., October 27, 2017, Stephanie Nakagawa, soprano, performed the Soprano Arias accompanied by Nina Horvath, piano. In the  piano trio version of the Lullaby she was accompanied by Ken Lin, violin, Luke Kim, cello and Nina Horvath, piano.