Livermore Valley Opera Bios
Rebecca Davis, soprano
Lyric Soprano Rebecca Davis is fast becoming known for her brilliant and warm vocal timbre, as well as dynamic vocal versatility and remarkable vocal extension. Her voice has been characterized as “powerful, majestic, captivating, elegant, and thrilling to the bone”.
Rebecca made her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut in April 2008 singing Salaambo’s aria from the movie score of Citizen Kane. In 2006 Rebecca debuted at Carnegie Hall singing Schubert’s Mass in G, Imant Raminsh’s Missa Brevis, and Mozart’s Laudate Dominum. Ms. Davis has been ravely reviewed as “a visceral actress with insight and presence”. In her blossoming career, Rebecca has appeared in the roles of many heroines including Donna Elvira, Violetta, Fiordiligi, Ilia, Poppea, Abigail Williams, Cio Cio San, Mimi, Musetta, Micaela, Tatyana, the Countess, Tosca, and Magda. Ms. Davis has appeared with such companies as Chicago Opera Theater, the Sarasota Opera, the Kentucky Opera, Opera San Jose, Festival Opera, Opera North, Music by the Lake, DuPage Opera Theatre, Opera Santa Barbara, and San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola program.
Rebecca has earned numerous singing awards, including the Grand Prize of the Chicago Bel Canto, finalist of the Tri-State Region in the Metropolitan Opera Competition, finalist and winners concert of the 2009 Renata Tebaldi competition, and finalist of the 2010 José Iturbi competition. 2010-2012 has included three productions of La Traviata, as Violetta, with Opera Santa Barbara, Festival Opera, and Opera San Jose as well as her role debuts as Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo at Opera San Jose, Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme with Opera Santa Barbara, and Baby Doe in Opera Idaho's production of The Ballad of Baby Doe. This summer Rebecca will be featured with the Midsummer Mozart Festival in San Francisco singing Vorrei spiegarvi o Dio and as a soprano soloist in Mozart's Davide Penitente.