Described by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as "Gifted with a powerful baritone and expressive features he utilizes well." American baritone Isaiah Feken is active on opera and musical theater stages across the United States. Recent performances include second Man in Kiss me Kate, and Giuseppe in Light in the Piazza with Central City Opera for their 2022-23 seasons. In 2022 Central City Opera recognized Isaiah with the Robert Orth memorial award. Other 2022 engagements included Pagageno cover in Des Moines Metro Opera's 50th anniversary production of Die Zauberflöte.
Isaiah served as an artist in residence for Opera Colorado for their '19-'20 and '20-'21 seasons. Credits with the company include the Police Sergeant in the company' production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as singing the titular role in the company's annual student matinee. At the conclusion of the 20'-'21 season Isaiah was recognized with the Harold Norblom Award. Isaiah was also the recipient of Denver Lyric Opera Guild's Mary Wise Memorial Award, was a semi finalist in the 2019 Bologna International Vocal Competition, and was a recipient of the Laven Sowell Vocal Collegiate Scholarship.
Other performance include Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro with Voci Nel Montfeltro festival, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff with Crested Butte Music Festival, as well Fred Graham in Kiss Me Kate! with Pittsburgh Festival Opera.
A champion of chamber and new music, in Isaiah has performed in several world premiers, including Amy Leventhal's Our Sared World in 2023, having previously worked with the composer for her 2019 song cycle The Creature. In 2017 Isaiah created the role of Harry Stritch in Gilda Lyons A new kind of Fallout, with Pittsburgh Festival Opera.
Isaiah attended the University of Georgia, where he served as the principal baritone for UGA Opera Theatre and was a Patricia and Dr. Carl S. Hoveland opera fellow. Roles with UGA Opera Theatre include Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte, Danilo in The Merry Widow, and the title role of Don Giovanni. Before attending UGA Isaiah received his bachelors from the University of Tulsa where he was a Presser Foundation Scholar.