Isaiah Feken, a former Patricia and Dr. Carl S. Hoveland opera fellow, recently finished his graduate studies at the University of Georgia, where he served as the principal baritone for UGA Opera Theatre. Roles with UGA Opera Theatre include Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte, and the title role of Don Giovanni. Other credits include Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff with Crested Butte Music Festival and Fred Graham in Kiss Me Kate!, and Harry Stritch in the world premiere of A New Kind of Fallout with Opera Theatre Pittsburgh. As an Artist in Residence for Opera Colorado’s 2019-2020 season, Isaiah will perform the mainstage role of The Jailer in Tosca and sing the role of Figaro in the student matinee performance of The Barber of Seville. As a part of the touring productions, he will perform the Father in Hansel and Gretel and Escamillo in Carmen. Isaiah is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and received his Bachelors of Music from University of Tulsa.