Dramatic tenor Issachah Savage has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, and the Melbourne Symphony and worked with some of the today’s foremost conductors including Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Gustavo Dudamel, Riccardo Muti, Fabio Luisi, James Conlon, Gianandrea Noseda, Marin Alsop, Jaap van Zweden, Robert Spano, and Susanna Mälkki.
Operatic highlights include appearances with The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, LA Opera, Seattle Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, and the Salzburg Festival. He has sung much of the great dramatic tenor repertoire including the title roles in Tannhäuser, Otello, and Rienzi, Siegmund in Die Walküre, Radamès in Aida, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, Manrico in Il trovatore, and Narraboth in Salome.
This season, Mr. Savage will make a highly anticipated role debut as Der Kaiser in Die Frau ohne Schatten at Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. On the concert stage, he will make debuts with the Atlanta Symphony in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for Das Lied von der Erde conducted by Sebastian Weigle, and the Houston Symphony for Salome (Narraboth). He will also make returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Mendelssohn’s Elijah conducted by James Conlon and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for a program of selections from Great American Songbook with Karen Slack and conducted by Fabio Luisi. He will also return to Los Angeles to present a recital at UCLA.
Issachah is the winner of the Seattle International Wagner Competition earning the main prize, audience favorite prize, orchestra favorite prize, and a special honor by Speight Jenkins.He has also has received several prestigious awards, recognition, and career grants from institutions such as Wagner Societies of New York, Washington, D. C., and Northern California, Licia Albanese International Puccini Foundation, Olga Forrai Foundation, Gerda Lissner Foundation, Jensen Vocal Competition, Opera Index, and Giulio Gari Foundation.
He possesses a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Morgan State University and a master’s degree in Opera Voice Performance from The Catholic University of America.