"From his opening notes - impeccably shaded and coiled with repressed fury - to the opera's final explosion of grief and shame, Savage sang with a combination of power and finesse that is rare to observe."
San Francisco Chronicle
“"The jaw-droping turn of the afternoon came from Issachah Savage, with Otello's 'Niun mi tema’…his voice has both impressive size and beauty, and he acts with intense - and genuine - commitment. His performance was a stunning surprise, and by the time he finished, nearly half the audience was on its feet cheering.”
"There was an extra thrill in the final selection, most of the last two scenes of 'Meistersinger,' with tenor Issachah Savage singing the famous Prize Song….I wasn’t prepared for the easy, rich, warm sound that poured out of him in one of the most beautiful arias in the repertory."