Dramatic tenor Issachah Savage’s 2019–2020 season includes debuts with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven Symphony No. 9, the Colorado Symphony for Verdi Requiem, Act I of Die Walküre with Ose! Symphonic Orchestra in Evian, France, and Quad City Symphony Orchestra, and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella/Beethoven Mass in C with the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida. Additional engagements include a recital with Ramón Tebar in Naples, Florida, and a return to the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Recently, Mr. Savage made his European debut as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and Siegmund in Die Walküre with Opéra National de Bordeaux, conducted by Paul Daniel. He also made debuts at Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Riccardo Muti as the Messenger in concert performances of Aida and at LA Opera as Narraboth in Salome conducted by James Conlon. Additional concert engagements included Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and David Geffen Hall (New York City), the world premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s All Rise with Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars, and Gershwin’s Blue Monday with the Baltimore Symphony and Marin Alsop.
In addition to his 2012 grand prize with the Marcello Giordani International Voice Competition, Mr. Savage has received recognition and career grants from many institutions, including the Wagner Societies of New York, Washington, D.C., and Northern California; Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, and Giulio Gari Foundation.