The National Philharmonic, in partnership with the Wagner Society of Washington, DC, will present Wagner’s rarely-heard early opera Rienzi in a concert version on Saturday October 3 at the Music Center at Strathmore. Starring in the title role is 2014 International Wagner Competition winner Issachah (pronounced “issa-KYE-ah”) Savage, a former Washingtonian who made his Metropolitan Opera debut in April. Issachah, a dramatic tenor, spoke with Classical WETA’s Marilyn Cooley about his background and training, and the first time he met the late soprano Evelyn Lear.
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