Isaiah Musik-Ayala

American bass-baritone Isaiah Musik-Ayala is an alumnus of Irene Dalis’ Resident Artist ensemble at Opera San Jose, where he performed the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Count Des Grieux in Manon, Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville, Colline in La Bohème and Alexei Karenin in the West Coast Premiere of Anna Karenina. Isaiah most recently performed as an Apprentice Artist with the Caramoor Music Festival, competed as a finalist in the 2014 Irene Dalis Vocal Competition and performed Escamillo in Opera San Luis Obispoʼs Carmen. Other recent engagements include Simone (Gianni Schicchi) and Frank (Die Fledermaus) in a return to Opera San Jose, Raimondo (Lucia di Lamermoor) with West Bay Opera, Colline (La Bohème) with Hidden Valley Music in Carmel under the baton of Stewart Robinson and a recital with the Beverly Hills Recital Series. Other performance highlights include Ramfis (Aida), Baron Duphol (La Traviata), Pistola (Falstaff), Sacristan (Tosca), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) and Sharpless (Madame Butterfly). Isaiah is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with the late Richard Miller.

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