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With a voice that the New York Times has described as “burly and resonant,” and the San Francisco Classical Voice has called “commanding and compelling,” American bass-baritone Isaiah Musik-Ayala has been gaining recognition as a performer to watch.


In addition to a dozen roles at Opera San Jose, Isaiah has performed with Sarasota Opera, Opera Tampa, Savannah Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, Chautauqua Opera, West Bay Opera, Loft Opera, Opera San Luis Obispo, Tel Aviv Summer Opera, On Site Opera, Union Avenue Opera, and the Opera Company of Middlebury.


Recent highlights include Rocco in Fidelio, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, the Archbishop in The Maid of Orleans, Basilio in The Barber of Seville, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Banquo in Macbeth, Escamillo in Carmen, Elmiro in Otello, Oroveso in Norma, Phanuel in Hérodiade, and the French General in the new American opera, Silent Night, as well as numerous festival and concert appearances.

He is an alumnus of Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with the late Richard Miller.

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