ALISON DAVY

Soprano

Praised by Opera Orchestra of New York conductor Eve Queler for her “beautiful expression and style,” ALISON DAVY has appeared in opera and oratorio both nationally and internationally.  She has performed with, among others, Washington National Opera, Encompass New Opera Theatre, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Centro Musica Antica in Italy, Parma Symphony Orchestra, Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Arts Society of Washington, DC outreach program.  Ms. Davy was also featured as a guest artist at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, singing Spohr’s Sechs Deutsche Lieder and was selected to perform at The White House for President and Mrs. Clinton.

 

This season Ms. Davy sings as soprano soloist in Handel's Judas Maccabaeus with Greenwich Choral Society; Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen with Phoenix Ensemble in New York; soloist in Haydn’s The Creation with Choral Society of the Hamptons and records Steven Lebetkin's Six Songs on Poems by Walt Whitman, which she takes on tour next season. Recent performances include Dierdre in the World Premiere of Richard Pearson Thomas’ A Wake or a Wedding with Encompass New Opera Theatre; Britten’s Les Illuminations with East Bay Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco and Fauré’s Requiem with Putnam Chorale; Violetta in scenes from La Traviata at the National Opera Center; Beethoven’s Mass in C with Summer Sing in Suffern, NY; and contemporary music recitals at the Dimenna Center in New York City and Kingston Festival of the Arts, where she also performed with renowned flautist Eugenia Zukerman and pianist Louis Menendez.

 

This versatile artist has sung as a featured soloist at the Holders International Music Festival in Barbados, at the Mann Center in Philadelphia and has participated in the Caramoor Festival with Maestro William Crutchfield.  Among her awards are finalist in the Vera Scammon Competition, semifinalist in the Oratorio Society of New York Competition and recipient of the Todd Duncan from the Annapolis Opera and the George Woodhead Prize from Peabody Conservatory.  Ms. Davy has been heard on Southern Oregon Public Radio.

Reviews
“Davy [was] strong... and expressively wistful.”                                               - New York Classical Review
 
“Davy’s vocal interpretation demonstrated an unflawed mix of power, range, tone, litheness, and articulation. ...enchanting singing."               
                                                        - East Hampton Star
"Davy showed her stylistic versatility to great advantage."
                                                   - New York Concert Review
Media
Compilation 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsl9CtklfT4
Hoiby:  Three Women  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZUpPDcqnYc
Verdi:  Addio del passato (La Traviata)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s4ZWhTO9Mc
Britten:  Les Illuminations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVOqEHzRydk
 
Michael Tilson Thomas:  Grace
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=achXhsbYnI0
 
Wolf:  Bedeckt mich mit blumen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJkEjuyI11w