Born in Arizona, Ilanah Lobel-Torres began her musical education with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus (singing and piano). After graduating, she joined Carole Haber's class at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She then attended Arthur Levy's classes at the Mannes School of Music where she obtained her master's degree. She sang the first witch in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni. In 2018, at the National Opera Center (OPERA America) in New York, she sang Gretel in Hänsel and Gretel and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. In 2019, she was Rose Maurrant in Street Scene. Ilanah Lobel-Torres joined the Paris Opera Academy in September 2019.