The baritone 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 in multiple roles in the world premiere of Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmon’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones (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 Malcolm/Giovanni Pacini’s Maria, Regina d’Inghilterra. Davis has also portrayed 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, his portrayals included Aeneas and Adonis/Dido and Aeneas and Venus and Adonis, Papageno/The Magic Flute, and Maitre D’ and Farley/Sister Carrie (world premiere and recording). He was also the bass soloist for Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Leroy Davis is sponsored by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.