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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 Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2015–17, her roles including Second Grace/Second Fate (Orpheus), Nursing Sister (Suor Angelica), Ines (Il trovatore), Ifigenia (Oreste), Ines (Il trovatore), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Arbate (Mitridate, re di Ponto) and in the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis for The Royal Opera, and in Les Enfants Terribles and Flight Pattern for The Royal Ballet. She returns in the 2017/18 Season to sing First Lady (Die Zauberflöte).

Davis studied at DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. She currently studies with Colette McGahon-Tosh. Operatic engagements include Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) for Glasthule Opera, High Priestess (Aida) and Countess (Le nozze di Figaro) for Lyric Opera Productions, Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) for Irish Youth Opera and Adina (L’elisir d’amore) and Agata (Don Bucefalo) for Wexford Festival Opera. She has performed extensively throughout the UK and Ireland in concert, oratorio and opera, with highlights including a concert with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM.

Davis has received support from the Arts Council of Ireland, English National Opera and a Sybil Tutton Award administered by Help Musicians UK. Her many competition successes include reaching the semi-finals of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, the Gervase Elwes Cup for best overall singer in the Feis Ceoil Competition, the Gerard Arnhold Prize at Wexford Festival Opera and the Bernadette Greevy Bursary awarded by the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

News and features

Young Artist Profile: Jennifer Davis on the language of opera

Young Artist Profile: Jennifer Davis on the language of opera

20 January 2017

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

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

Watch: Les Enfants Terribles rehearsals and insights

11 January 2017

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 <em>Così fan tutte</em>

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

13 September 2016

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

Photos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jennifer Davis as Ines in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jennifer Davis in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

David Junghoon Kim, Gyula Nagy, Emily Edmonds, Angela Simkin, Vlada Borovko, James Hendry, Thomas Atkins, Jennifer Davis, Francesca Chiejina and Simon Shibambu in recital during Meet the Young Artists Week 2016

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

David Gowland, Jennifer Davis and Emily Edmonds performing at Blackheath Halls

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

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

Simon Shibambu as Toante, Vlada Borovko as Ermione, Thomas Atkins as Pilade, Gyula Nagy as Filotete, Angela Simkin as Oreste and Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

Angela Simkin as Oreste, Jennifer Davis as Ifigenia, Simon Shibambu as Toante, Thomas Atkins as Pilade, Vlada Borovko as Ermione and Gyula Nagy as Filotete in Oreste, The Royal Opera and Jette Parker Young Artists

David Gowland, Jennifer Davis and Emily Edmonds performing at Blackheath Halls

Jennifer Davis, Gweneth-Ann Rand, Lucy Schaufer, Emily Edmonds and Clare Presland in 4.48 Psychosis

Jennifer Davis as Ines in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera