American soprano Rebecca Davis is fast becoming known for her “powerful, majestic, captivating, elegant, and thrilling” performances of opera’s most dynamic heroines, and it has been recently noted that she is “a visceral actress with insight and presence“. After her debut with the Staatsoper Hanover in 2012 as Fiordiligi, Davis has become a member of the ensemble, returning in the 2013-2014 season to sing Micaëla CARMEN, Mimi LA BOHÈME, Fiordiligi COSÌ FAN TUTTE, and her role debut as Helena in the company premiere of Britten’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. She also appeared in November with Dayton Philharmonic singing Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, Lobgesang. She was Rosalinde in DIE FLEDERMAUS at Staatsoper Hannover for the 2014-15 season and made her role debut as RUSALKA. Engagements during the 2015/16 season included Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI, Mimi LA BOHÈME and Rosalinde DIE FLEDERMAUS at Staatsoper Hannover, Fiodiligi COSÌ FAN TUTTE at Theater Freiburg, and Mimi LA BOHÈME at Stadttheater Bremerhaven. In the 2016/17 season, Ms. Davis’ roles at Hannover include Mimi LA BOHÈME, Micaëla CARMEN, La Contessa LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Rosalinde DIE FLEDERMAUS.
In 2012-2013 Ms. Davis sang Mimi LA BOHÈME with Hidden Valley Opera, Magda LA RONDINE with Fresno Grand Opera, Violetta LA TRAVIATA with Livermore Valley Opera, the Countess in Dayton Opera’s production of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and made her European debut as Fiordiligi COSÌ FAN TUTTE with Staatsoper Hannover. She also returned to Carnegie Hall as Magna Peccatrix for American Symphony Orchestra’s 50th birthday celebration performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony. The 2011-2012 season included Ms. Davis’ role debut as Mimi LA BOHÈME with Opera Santa Barbara as well as performances as Ilia IDOMENEO and Violetta LA TRAVIATA with Opera San Jose and a role debut in the title role of THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE with Opera Idaho.
After a successful summer with the prestigious Merola Program at San Francisco Opera. Ms. Davis returned to Opera San Jose in the 2010-2011 season to perform the title role in Puccini’s TOSCA and to Opera Santa Barbara to debut the role of Violetta LA TRAVIATA, a role she reprised in the summer for Festival Opera Walnut Creek. During her time at Opera San Jose, Ms. Davis had the opportunity to perform the roles of Magda LA RONDINE, Countess LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Micaela CARMEN, Fiordiligi COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Adina L’ELISIR D’AMORE and Tatyana EUGENE ONEGIN. Also during the 2008-2009 season she made her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut performing Salaambo’s aria from Bernard Herrmann’s film score of Citizen Kane.
During the 2007-2008 season Ms. Davis performed the roles of Donna Elvira DON GIOVANNI, Fiordiligi COSÌ FAN TUTTE and the title role in TOSCA. In the season before she made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Schubert Mass in G, Imant Raminsh Missa Brevis and Mozart Laudate Dominum. Other companies Ms. Davis has appeared with include Chicago Opera Theater, Sarasota Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera North and DuPage Opera Theatre, and she has also performed the roles of Mrs. Nordstrom A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Musetta LA BOHÈME, Frasquita CARMEN and Abigail Williams THE CRUCIBLE.
Ms. Davis is honored to have just been awarded First Place in the 2012 Irene Dalis Vocal Competition in San Jose and was also awarded by the Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition, she received the Grand Prize from Chicago Bel Canto, was a finalist of the Tri-State Region in the Metropolitan Opera Competition and was also finalist of the 2010 José Iturbi Competition.