Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
Leroy Davis is sponsored by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.
Baritone Leroy Davis is a first-year member of the Ryan Opera Center. Recent highlights include debuts at the 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 Lemmon’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’Ighilterra.
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.
Previous credits include Maximilian/Candide as an Apprentice Artist with Chautauqua Opera. As a Studio Artist with Florentine Opera, he sang Aeneas and Adonis/Dido and Aeneas and Venus and Adonis, Papageno/The Magic Flute and A Mandarin and Ping/Turandot with Shreveport Opera, Fiorello/The Barber of Seville and Maitre D’ and Farley/Robert Livingston Aldridge’s Sister Carrie (world premiere and recording). a concert of new American operatic works from the Florentine’s recording anthology at Opera America’s National Opera Center in New York City; and the bass soloist for Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
In July 2020, Davis appeared in Lyric’s Lawrence Brownlee and Friends: The Next Chapter concert.