Described by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as "Gifted with a powerful baritone and expressive features he utilizes well."
American baritone Isaiah Feken recently completed serving 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 given the Harold Norblom award by Opera Colorado. 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 credits 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! and Harry Stritch in the world premiere of A New Kind of Fallout with Pittsburgh Festival Opera.
A champion of chamber and new music, in 2019 Isaiah participated in the inaugural Chamber Music Athens Festival in Athens, GA, and promotes new works through performance and commission alike, including the 2019 world premiere of Amy Leventhal's The Creature.
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.