Raehann Bryce-Davis , mezzo-soprano
Raehann Bryce-Davis has been hailed by the New York Times as a “striking mezzo soprano…” that “sang and spoke potently and moved vivaciously.” And by Opera News as one who “held the stage with admirable intensity and commitment… and didn't shy away from tapping into notes of lust, rage, and despair that were borderline animalistic.”
Ms. Bryce-Davis is a 2012 Gerdine Young Artist at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Recent roles include El Amor Brujo (Candelas) and La Vida Breve (Carmela) with the Manhattan School of Music Opera Theatre, Le Nozze di Figaro (Marcellina) with Opera on the Avalon, and selections from Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria (Penelope) at the Manhattan School of Music. In concert she premiered Four Songs for Mezzo Soprano and Orchestra by Jacob A. Greenberg and as an alto soloist she has performed works such as Alexander Nevsky under Philippe Entremont, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Mozart’s Regina Coeli, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and Durufle’s Requiem with an ensemble from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Equally committed to the art of recital, Ms. Bryce-Davis has studied lieder with artists such as Elly Ameling, Juilus Drake, Roger Vignoles, Barbara Bonney, Robert Holl, Rudolf Jansen, Rudolf Piernay, and Kenneth Merrill. A Masters candidate at the Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Bryce-Davis is a student of Cynthia Hoffmann.