Jennifer Davis


“Few things in theatre are more exciting than watching a star being born, and the big-bang roar that greeted Jennifer Davis’s curtain call after her debut as Lohengrin’s beloved Elsa was one such magic moment.” – The Telegraph

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Following her sensational role debut as Elsa von Brabant in a new production of Lohengrin conducted by Andris Nelsons at the Royal Opera House in June, Jennifer has been propelled to international attention, winning praise for her gleaming, silvery tone, and dramatic characterisation of remarkable immediacy.

Jennifer is an alumna of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, and has appeared at Covent Garden as Adina, L’elisir d’amore; Erste Dame, Die Zauberflöte; Ifigenia, Oreste; Arbate, Mitridate, re di Ponto; and Ines in Il trovatore, among others.

This season Jennifer will make a series of international debuts, including her US debut as Countess Almaviva in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro at the San Francisco Opera, her debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in the title role of a new production of Beethoven’s Leonore; and her debut at Opera Australia Elsa in Lohengrin.

Recent highlights include a new production of Hänsel und Gretel  at the Royal Opera House and debuts with Welsh National Opera and Irish National Opera.

Future engagements include reinvitations to the Royal Opera House and San Francisco Opera as well as a series of exciting house and role debuts across Europe and America, including at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. On the concert platform Jennifer will appear with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, and the Accademia Santa Cecilia with Sir Antonio Pappano.



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    01 Feb 20 BEETHOVEN Leonore
    Wiener Staatsoper

    ‘Jennifer Davis debütiert als Leonore fulminant nicht nur – wie alle anderen Akteure – in ihrer Rolle, sondern auch am Haus. In allen Registern durchweg sicher meistert sie ihre fordernde Partie und begeistert mit technisch versierter Ornamentik’ – Thomas Gehrig,

    ‘… wobei Davis mühelos ungewohnte Koloraturgirlanden bewältigt’ – Bernhard Doppler, BR Klassik