Joseph So interviews Issachah Savage

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“The moment Savage started to sing, our collective jaw dropped. It was clear that this was a major voice.”

Read Joseph So’s interview with Issachah Savage.

 

“In the world of opera, good tenors are always in short supply. Unlike the baritone voice which is in the range of the typical male speaking voice, the tenor voice is like a high-wire act, singing up to a high C and beyond. Anytime a promising tenor emerges on the operatic firmament it is cause for celebration. In February 2015, American Issachah Savage stepped in to sing Siegmund in the Canadian Opera Company’s Die Walkure when the scheduled tenor fell ill. I had the great good fortune to be in the audience that evening. The moment Savage started to sing, our collective jaw dropped. It was clear that this was a major voice. At the final curtain, the ovation for him from the capacity audience was among the most impressive I’ve experienced in my 45 years of attending COC performances.” (Read On)