Angela Davis

Angela Davis

Full Lyric Soprano

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2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteErste Dame (first Lady)
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannGiulietta
2017Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2016Kálman: Gräfin MarizaCountess Mariza
2013Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2013Verdi: OtelloDesdemona
2011Gluck: Orfeo ed EuridiceEuridice
2010Dvořák: RusalkaRusalka
2010Verdi: FalstaffNannetta
2010Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLauretta
2010Puccini: Suor AngelicaSister Genovieffa
2009Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelGretel
2009Henze: Der junge LordFrau Hasentreffer
2005Janáček : The Cunning Little VixenRooster

Bio


The German soprano Angela Davis (maiden name: Bic) was born in 1980 into a musical family of Romanian and Chinese descent. She started learning the piano and violin at the age of seven and when she was 18, she had her first singing lesson and subsequently studied from 2002-8 at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany, with Prof. Dorothea Wirtz. As a member of the opera school there she performed various roles in several opera productions and was also very involved with the song department. She has taken part in masterclasses with Elisabeth Glauser, Thomas Hampson, Kai Wessel, Margreet Honig, José Cura and Barbara Bonney and has been a recipient of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes since 2006.

Angela studied with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp at the opera school of the Royal Academy of Music in London on a Kohn foundation scholarship. She played the role of the Mother in their production of Hänsel und Gretel with Sian Edwards and the part of Amaranta in Haydn’s La fedeltà premiata with Trevor Pinnock, with whom she also performed two concerts in the Leipzig Gewandhaus in September 2009.

Competition successes include the 2009 Kathleen Ferrier song prize, third prize in the 2005 Paula Salomon  Lindberg Lied competition in Berlin, first prize together with Robin Davis in the 2007 Euriade Song-Duo Competition in Kerkrade, Holland and first prizes in both the Academy’s Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks award and the Isabel Jay and Blyth Buesst competitions. As well as performing Poulenc’s one-woman opera La Voix Humaine at several venues in Freiburg, Angela has made her professional debut as Ortlinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre in the summer season 2008 at the Freiburg Opera House. In England, she has given recitals for the Oxford Lieder and the Two Moors Festival and appeared on several occasions in the Wigmore Hall .

From August 2009 until July 2011 heavy lyric soprano Angela Davis was engaged at the Dortmund Opera House, Germany, and has sung roles such as Gretel (Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel), Frau Oberjustizrat Hasentreffer (Henze - Der Junge Lord), 1. Dame (Mozart - Die Zauberflöte), Nanetta (Verdi - Falstaff), Eurydike (Gluck - Orpheus), Suor Genovieffa and Lauretta from Puccini’s Il Trittico, Rusalka in Dvorak’s Rusalka and studied the role of Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff.
In August 2011 she started her employment at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Germany, with the 1. Dame in Mozart’s Zauberflöte and Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme.
In January 2013 Angela made her successful debut as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello.
In 2014 she was appointed Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
In the season 2013/14 she went on maternity leave and had a beautiful baby girl in 2014 and another gorgeous one in 2015.
This was followed by a few Guest Stints at the Theater Lüneburg singing the Wesendonck Lieder with the Lüneburger Symphoniker, some chamber concerts and a semi staged Gräfin Mariza (singing the lead role).
For the season 2017/2018 Angela moved to Salzburg, Austria to sing the role of Giulietta in Hoffmanns Erzählungen and in February 2018 she will sing her first Contessa in Mozarts Le Nozze di Figaro at the Landestheater Salzburg.


Die im westfälischen Unna geborene Sopranistin mit chinesischen und
rumänischen Wurzeln, absolvierte ihre Gesangsausbildung an der Hochschule für
Musik Freiburg bei Prof. Dorothea Wirtz und an der Royal Academy of Music in
London bei Prof. Lilian Watson. Sie bestand ihre Abschlüsse mit Auszeichnung
und debütierte unterdessen als Ortlinde in Wagners Die Walküre am Theater
Freiburg, sang unter Sian Edwards die Mutter in Hänsel und Gretel und unter Trevor
Pinnock die Amaranta in Joseph Haydns La fedeltà premiata. Mit Trevor Pinnock
sang Angela Davis danach auch zwei Konzerte im Leipziger Gewandhaus.
Von 2009 bis 2011 war sie Ensemblemitglied am Theater Dortmund, wo sie unter anderem als Eurydike in Glucks Orpheus und Eurydike, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, Nanetta in Verdis Falstaff und als Rusalka in Antonin Dvoraks gleichnamiger Oper auf der Bühne stand. Mit der Spielzeit 2011/12 wechselte Angela Davis in das Ensemble des Oldenburgischen Staatstheaters, wo sie als Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, als Mimi in Puccinis La Bohème und als Desdemona in Verdis Othello zu erleben war.
Nach einer Karriere-Pause, um eine Familie zu gründen, wird die inzwischen zweifache Mutter am Landestheater Salzburg in der Eröffnungsoper der Spielzeit 2017/18 “Hoffmanns Erzählungen”, die Rolle der Guilietta singen und debütiert als Contessa in Figaros Hochzeit.
Angela Davis gewann mehrere Preise als Liedsängerin, wie den Kathleen Ferrier
Song Prize an der Wigmore Hall in London und den 1. Preis des Euriade Lied-
Wettbewerbs in Kerkrade mit ihrem Duo- Partner Robin Davis und wurde 2014 zur “Associate of the Royal Academy of Music” ernannt.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Contessa d'Almaviva Immediately Salzburger Landestheater 2018
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Erste Dame (first Lady) Immediately Theater Bremen 2017
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Giulietta Immediately Salzburger Landestheater 2017
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann Hoffmann Salzburger Landestheater 2017
Kálman: Gräfin Mariza Countess Mariza 1 week Theater Lüneburg Und Lüneburger Sinfoniker 2016

Awards

Kathleen Ferrier Song Prize
2017
Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award
2017
1st Prize Blyth Buesst Opera Competition
2017
1st prize Isabel Jay Competition
2017
1st Prize Euriade Lied-duo Wettbewerb mit Pianist Robin Davis
2017
3rd Prize Paula Salomon Lindberg Leidwettbewerb Berlin
2017
Friends of the Ram Wigmore Award
2017