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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, singing roles including Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Ifigenia (Oreste), Arbate (Mitridate, re di Ponto), Euphrosyne/Lachesis (Orpheus), Ines (Il trovatore), 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. In the 2017/18 Season she sings First Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Elsa von Brabant (Lohengrin) for The Royal Opera.

Davis studied at DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. Operatic engagements away from The Royal Opera include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Opera North, Lenka (Svadba) for the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Adina (L’elisir d’amore) and Agata (Don Bucefalo) for Wexford Festival Opera and Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Lyric Opera Productions.

Davis has performed extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Ireland in concert, oratorio and opera, with highlights including a concert with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, broadcast live on RTÉ Lyric FM.

News and features

Young Artist Profile: Jennifer Davis on the language of opera

20 January 2017
Young Artist Profile: Jennifer Davis on the language of opera

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

Watch: Les Enfants Terribles rehearsals and insights

11 January 2017
Watch: <em>Les Enfants Terribles</em> rehearsals and insights

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 Così fan tutte

13 September 2016
Watch: Live-streamed Insight event exploring Mozart’s <em>Così fan tutte</em>

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

Photos

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

Jennifer Davis as Ines in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

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

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

Jette Parker Young Artists 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jennifer Davis as Ines in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera