Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
Leroy Davis is sponsored by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.
Baritone Leroy Davis is a second-year member of the Ryan Opera Center. Recent company debuts include Lincoln Center Theater as George Armstrong in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Pastor, Layabout Man, James, Kaboom/Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones (world premiere) as a Gerdine Young Artist; the Phoenicia Festival as Belcore/The Elixir of Love; Boston Opera Collaborative as Leporello/Don Giovanni; and Odyssey Opera as Ernesto Malcom/Giovanni Pacini’s Maria, Regina d’Inghilterra. Davis was also seen as the Forester/The Cunning Little Vixen, Hannah Before/Laura Kaminsky’s As One, Joe St. George/Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne, and Pablo Picasso/Tom Cipullo’s After Life at Boston University’s Opera Institute.Other credits include Maximilian/Candide as an Apprentice Artist with Chautauqua Opera; Aeneas and Adonis/Dido and Aeneas and Venus and Adonis, Papageno/The Magic Flute, Fiorello/The Barber of Seville, and Maitre D’ and Farley/Robert Livingston Aldridge’s Sister Carrie (world premiere and recording) as a Studio Artist at Florentine Opera; the Mandarin and Ping/Turandot with Shreveport Opera; and bass soloist for Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
In Lyric’s 2020/21 virtual programming, Davis appeared in Lawrence Brownlee and Friends: The Next Chapter, Master Classes with Sir Andrew Davis, Creating The Factotum, Sole e Amore, Magical Music Around the World, and Rising Stars in Concert.
For the company’s 2021/22 season Davis sings in Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars and as Jailer/Tosca and Pastor and Kaboom/Fire Shut Up in My Bones.