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Jennifer Davis

Soprano

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RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

Return to the ROH Covent Garden to make her role debut as the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, debut as Donna Anna in Alessandro Talevi's production of Don Giovanni for Opera North, Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia for Irish Youth Opera, Agata in Antonio Cagnoni's Don Bucefalo for Wexford Festival Opera, Eurydice for The Junction Festival in Ireland and a new production of Svadba for Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix en Provence, Elisabeth in Les enfants terribles for The Royal Ballet and in a double bill including Gorecki's Third Symphony and Woolf Works to a score by Max Richter.


OPERATIC ENGAGEMENTS

A member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme Jennifer's roles include Second Grace/Second Fate in Orpheus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe, Nursing Sister in Suor Angelica and Ines in Il trovatore at the Royal Opera House, and the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis at the Lyric Hammersmith, Ifigenia in Oreste, Arbate in Mitridate, re di Ponto, cover Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Adina in L’elisir d’amore; Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro for Glasthule Opera, High Priestess in Aida for Lyric Opera Productions, Governess in The Turn of the Screw for DIT, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro for Lyric Opera Productions and Adina in L'elisir d'amore for Wexford Festival Opera.


CONCERT ENGAGEMENTS

Works by Howard Goodall, Vaughan Williams, Mozart Requiem, Coronation Mass, Handel Dixit Dominus (Irish Chamber Orchestra), Beethoven Choral Fantasia (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Finghin Collins), Haydn Creation, Nelson Mass


AWARDS

Gervase Elwes Cup for best overall singer, multiple prizewinner (Feis Ceoil, Dublin, 2012), Bernadette Greevy Bursary and Gerard Arnhold Prize for the most promising young singer (Wexford Festival, 2013)


MASTER CLASSES

Patricia Bardon, Nuccia Focile, Ann Murray


STUDY

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin, National Opera Studio London, Opera Theatre Company Young Associate Artist programe, Ireland


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February 2017
0820:00

Jette Parker Young Artists Concert - Soprano

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London | Théâtre du Châtelet

David Gowland, Piano

1313:00

Jette Parker Young Artists Programme Lunchtime Recitals - Soprano

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

David Gowland, Piano

June 2017
2618:30

Mozart - Mitridate re di Ponto - Arbate

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Christophe Rousset, Conductor

Graham Vick, Stage Director

2918:30

Mozart - Mitridate re di Ponto - Arbate

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Christophe Rousset, Conductor

Graham Vick, Stage Director

July 2017
0118:30

Mozart - Mitridate re di Ponto - Arbate

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Christophe Rousset, Conductor

Graham Vick, Stage Director

0718:30

Mozart - Mitridate re di Ponto - Arbate

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Christophe Rousset, Conductor

Graham Vick, Stage Director

February 2018
1719:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds)

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

2119:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds)

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

2319:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds)

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

March 2018
0119:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds)

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

0319:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds)

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

0719:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds)

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

0919:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds)

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

1419:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds)

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

1619:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds) | Nottingham, Theatre Royal

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

2119:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds) | Newcastle, Theatre Royal

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

2319:00

Mozart - Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Opera North (Leeds) | Newcastle, Theatre Royal

Aleksandar Markovic, Conductor

Alessandro Talevi, Stage Director

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January 2017
2719:45

Glass - Les Enfants Terribles - Singer

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Timothy Burke, Conductor

Javier De Frutos, Stage Director

2816:00

Glass - Les Enfants Terribles - Singer

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Timothy Burke, Conductor

Javier De Frutos, Stage Director

2919:45

Glass - Les Enfants Terribles - Singer

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Timothy Burke, Conductor

Javier De Frutos, Stage Director

December 2016
0113:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

0418:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

0719:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

1019:00

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

1319:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

1619:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

November 2016
0819:30

Handel - Oreste - Ifigenia

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

Richard Gerard Jones, Stage Director

0919:30

Handel - Oreste - Ifigenia

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

Richard Gerard Jones, Stage Director

1119:30

Handel - Oreste - Ifigenia

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

Richard Gerard Jones, Stage Director

1219:30

Handel - Oreste - Ifigenia

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

Richard Gerard Jones, Stage Director

1319:30

Handel - Oreste - Ifigenia

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

Richard Gerard Jones, Stage Director

1519:30

Handel - Oreste - Ifigenia

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

Richard Gerard Jones, Stage Director

1619:30

Handel - Oreste - Ifigenia

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

Richard Gerard Jones, Stage Director

1819:30

Handel - Oreste - Ifigenia

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

Richard Gerard Jones, Stage Director

1919:30

Handel - Oreste - Ifigenia

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

Richard Gerard Jones, Stage Director

October 2016
0912:30

Meet the Young Artists Week: Juke Box Concerts - Soprano

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

0918:00

Meet the Young Artists Week: Juke Box Concerts - Soprano

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

James Hendry, Conductor

July 2016
0219:15

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

0519:15

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

0819:15

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

1119:15

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

1419:15

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

1712:30

Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Gerard Jones, Stage Director

1718:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Ines

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Farnes, Conductor

David Bösch, Stage Director

May 2016
2619:30

Sarah Kane - 4.48 Psychosis

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Baker, Conductor

2719:30

Sarah Kane - 4.48 Psychosis

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Baker, Conductor

2819:30

Sarah Kane - 4.48 Psychosis

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London

Richard Baker, Conductor

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Bernadette Greevy Recital National Concert Hall

 

"From Wexford, I took the train up to Dublin for a few days. While there, I heard an excellent recital at the National Concert Hall by Irish Soprano JENNIFER DAVIS. In Wexford, Davis had walked off with top vocal honours in the mainstage presentation of Cagnoni's Don Bucefalo. In Dublin, after a slow start with Alcina's "Tornami a vagheggiar", she sang with consistently lovely and unforced tone and exhibited a persuasive point of view about nearly everything on the program. She was especially accomplished in her Liszt accomplished and Strauss songs, highlighted by a charming "Die Lorelei" and a very moving "Morgen". Davis is just twenty-eight, but she shows surprising artistic maturity, and I would peg her as someone to watch. She was superbly partnered at the piano by AOIFE O'SULLIVAN."

- Brian Kellow, Opera NewsRead the article

'A casting director’s dream'

 "developed the kind of healthy, strong delivery that singers need to project in larger halls and opera houses... Davis seemed more immediately engaging, open-hearted and personal in a way that was easy to identify with.

If Ireland had such a thing as a national opera company, its casting director would be delighted to have..."

- Michael Dervan - Irish Times


Royal Opera House London - Oreste - Iphigenia, 2016

In the title role, Angela Simkin drew us in with her rich, clear mezzo; she, along with Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, had subtlety in her sound, layers of humanity that set the long-lost siblings apart as (ironically) the sanest characters of the story. Simkin's Oreste sang with plaintive wails and fiery coloratura, and Davis' control over her instrument showed us a three-dimensional Ifigenia, resisting her horrific circumstances.

- Jenna Douglas, SchmoperaRead the article

The women are ahead of the game here, with Vlada Borovko, Jennifer Davis and Angela Simkin all providing attractive and accomplished virtuosic singing

- Rupert Christiansen, The TelegraphRead the article

Super Irish and Russian sopranos Jennifer Davis and Vlada Borovko were moving and stylish Handelians as the much abused young women

- Brian DickieRead the article

The Irish soprano Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, reluctant priestess, and the Russian soprano Vlada Borovko as Oreste's wife, Ermione, give particularly fine performances that grow and grow in strength. 

- Claudia Pritchard, Culture WhisperRead the article

Jennifer Davis makes a touching Ifigenia, psychologically damaged but vocally so clean an antidote to the filth surrounding her.

- Alexandra Coughlan, Broadway WorldRead the article

It outlines Oreste’s reunion with his sister Iphigenia (remarkably secure soprano Jennifer Davis) while she is serving as high priestess of Diana in Tauris

- Cara Chanteau, The IndependentRead the article

Simkin and Davis, meanwhile, sing Handel with wonderful finesse. Davis’s voice gleams at the top and her coloratura is exacting in its precision. 

- Tim Ashley, The GuardianRead the article


Royal Opera House London - Il Trovatore - Ines, 2017

‘…Smaller roles were very well taken, with special praise for Jennifer Davis’s Ines, who made all her words count and who dealt sensitively (even movingly) with a wardrobe malfunction that befell her fictional mistress …

- Opera Magazine, February 2017


Royal Opera House London - Les Enfants Terribles - Lise, 2017

"...while Jennifer Davis gave a towering sense of the histrionic, self-aware and invincible Lise. Her final heart-rending aria before shooting herself to beat her fatally-poisoned brother to death - and thus win "The Game" - brought shivers down my spine."

- Bachtrack - Graham Watts

"The majority of the excellent singers (Jennifer Davis, Gyula Nagy, Paul Curievici and Emily Edmonds) are Jette Parker Young Artists. They also succeed in imbuing their characters with depth and emotion to such an extent that they feel every bit the equal of some of the most outstanding dancers of our generation, who themselves are performing at the height of their game."

- musicohm.com - Sam Smith

"Jennifer Davis was a powerful Elisabeth, feisty and compelling..."

- The Times, Debra Craine

"The highest level of artistry is evident throughout the production. The singers are also fine actors, Gyula Nagy's Paul (pictured above) becoming progressively more revolting as he malingers in his pyjamas. Paul Curievici's Gérard is culpably inert (he alone saw the incest and could have averted tragedy), but it's Jennifer Davis as Lise who takes the evening's laurels, for maintaining such a thrillingly sweet sound right through to the frantic dénouement."

- The Arts Desk, Emmy Gilbert

"As Lise, Jennifer Davis sings with lucidly sweet tone, while moving with complete physical commitment..."

- The Independent, Zoë Anderson


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