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OUT NOW - the new release of the series "Première Portraits" with soprano Julie Davies and pianist Charles Spencer

Julie Davies

American soprano Julie Davies has been featured in Darmstadt’s productions of The Tales of Hoffman (all four ladies), I Pagliacci (Nedda), Don Pasquale (Norina), La traviata (Violetta), Desdemona in Otello and Gerhilde in Die Walküre. Ms. Davies is specifically celebrated for her performances of the title roles in Lucia di Lammermoor and La sonnambula

Other roles in her repertoire include: Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Corinna in Il viaggio à Reims, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Mother in Hänsel and Gretel, and Rita Billingsley in William Bolcom’s A Wedding

In the season 2014/15 Julie Davies had a big success as Marzelline at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro and in the following season she performed in Moses und Aron at the Opéra National de Paris as well as at the Teatro Real de Madrid zu sehen.

A frequent concert singer, some of Ms. Davies' credits include Verdi’s Requiem, Poulenc's Gloria, Stravinsky's Pulcinella, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Mahler's Symphony No.8. Bernstein's Jeremiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Psalm 115, Handel's Messiah, Fauré's Requiem, Mozart's Vesperae de Confessore and Requiem and Beethoven's Choral Fantasia.

Ms. Davies has won several competitions: Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions, First in the Naftzger Young Artists Competition, and Finalist in the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition. Ms. Davies has sung in master classes with Marilyn Horne, Martina Arroyo, Frederica von Stade and Hörst Günter.


 

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"Ein junges Mädchen" in Arnold Schoenberg's "Moses und Aron" at the Opéra national de Paris