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Jennifer Davis

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Jennifer Davis in action.
Jennifer Davis as Arbate in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera © 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Irish soprano Jennifer Davis was a member of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2015–17, singing roles including Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Ifigenia (Oreste), Arbate (Mitridate, re di Ponto), Euphrosyne/Lachesis (Orpheus), Ines (Il trovatore), and in the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis for The Royal Opera, and in Les Enfants Terribles, Woolf Works and Flight Pattern for The Royal Ballet. She has since sung First Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Elsa von Brabant (Lohengrin) for The Royal Opera. In the 2018/19 Season she sings Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel).

Davis studied at DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. Operatic engagements away from The Royal Opera include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Opera North, Lenka (Svadba) for the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Violetta (Il bravo), Adina (L’elisir d’amore) and Agata (Don Bucefalo) for Wexford Festival Opera and Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Lyric Opera Productions. At the DIT Conservatory her roles included Governess (The Turn of the Screw).

Davis has performed extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Ireland in concert, oratorio and opera, with highlights including a concert with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM.

News and features

Young Artist Profile: Jennifer Davis on the language of opera

20 January 2017
Young Artist Profile: Jennifer Davis on the language of opera

The Irish soprano shares how a love of words informs her performances on stage.

Watch: Les Enfants Terribles rehearsals and insights

11 January 2017
Watch: <em>Les Enfants Terribles</em> rehearsals and insights

Get an exclusive glimpse into choreographer Javier De Frutos's new production of Philip Glass's dance-opera.

Watch: Live-streamed Insight event exploring Mozart’s Così fan tutte

13 September 2016
Watch: Live-streamed Insight event exploring Mozart’s <em>Così fan tutte</em>

Join Kasper Holten, director Jan Philipp Gloger and conductor Semyon Bychkov for an exclusive glimpse of The Royal Opera's new production.

Photos

Jennifer Davis as Ines in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Gyula Nagy as Filotete and Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Jette Parker Young Artists in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Jennifer Davis and Thomas Atkins in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia, Salome Jicia as Sifare, Michael Spyres as Mitridate, Bejun Mehta as Farnace, Jennifer Davis as Arbate and Lucy Crowe as Ismene in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Arbate in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Arbate in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant and Klaus Florian Vogt as Lohengrin in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant and Michael Curtis as Gottfried in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant, Christine Goerke as Ortrud in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant and Thomas J. Mayer as Friedrich von Telramund in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant and Klaus Florian Vogt as Lohengrin in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis in rehearsal for Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis in rehearsal for Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis, Mary Bevan, Emily Edmonds and Lauren Fagan in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe

Director’s workshop with Gerard Jones, Jette Parker Young Artists lunchtime recital

Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Klaus Florian Vogt as Lohengrin and Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Klaus Florian Vogt as Lohengrin and Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Christine Goerke as Ortrud, Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant and Klaus Florian Vogt as Lohengrin in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant, Christine Goerke as Ortrud in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Christine Goerke as Ortrud, Thomas J. Mayer as Friedrich von Telramund, Georg Zeppenfeld as King Heinrich, Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant, Kostas Smoriginas as Herald in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis in rehearsal for Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Klaus Florian Vogt, Jennifer Davis and David Alden in rehearsal for Lohengrin, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Arbate in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia and Angela Simkin as Oreste in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Angela Simkin as Oreste, Thomas Atkins as Pilade and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Director’s workshop with Gerard Jones, Jette Parker Young Artists lunchtime recital

Jennifer Davis performs at Director’s workshop with Richard Gerard Jones, Jette Parker Young Artists lunchtime recital

David Gowland, Jennifer Davis and Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

Mary Bevan and Jennifer Davis in Orpheus

Mark Milhofer, Lauren Fagan, Keri Fuge, Emily Edmonds and Jennifer Davis in rehearsal for Orpheus, The Royal Opera and Shakespeare's Globe

Jennifer Davis

Klaus Florian Vogt as Lohengrin, Jennifer Davis as Elsa von Brabant and Michael Curtis as Gottfried in Lohengrin, The Royal Opera