01.15.18The Reviews are IN for Barber of Seville!
"In too many performances of Barbiere, the ladies who portray Bartolo’s housekeeper Berta look and sound as though they may have studied the rôle under the tutelage of Rossini himself. A particular joy of Greensboro Opera’s Barbiere was the casting of mezzo-soprano Stephanie Foley Davis as a Berta who sang powerfully in every scene in which she appeared without prompting fears that she would need to be defibrillated at the end of every phrase like a broken-down bel canto incarnation of Offenbach’s Olympia. A dramatic whirlwind in the Act One finale, Foley Davis delivered a wonderful account of Berta’s Act Two arietta ‘Il vecchiotto cerca moglie,’ rising to top A with ease. Ideally, a Berta should sound as though she might be a capable Rosina: Foley Davis would undoubtedly be considerably more than capable and was a magnificent Berta."- Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts
"Another gem was the brief appearance of soprano Stephanie Foley Davis in the aria sung by the governess, Berta, that “the old guy wants a wife, the girl wants a husband…" and bemoaning her fate as a spinster."-Peter Perret Special to the News & Record
"And we know we have a luxury cast when the small role of Berta is so well staffed by someone as good as Stephanie Foley Davis."- Luiz Gazzola, Opera Lively
06.12.17Stephanie's 2017-2018 Season is Updated!
Visit the "calendar" link for all of Stephanie's upcoming performances of the 2017-2018 year. It's another busy season beginning with a concert for Eastern Music Festival and Greensboro Opera on July 12th, culminating with a performance under the baton of Robert Moody in his farewell season with Winston-Salem Symphony in March. See "calendar" for full details.
01.13.17Foley Davis returns to the role of Mercedes for Carmen!
Don't miss Carmen at Greensboro Opera on Jan 13 and 15, 2017 at UNCG Auditorium. Stephanie will be singing Mercedes and covering Carmen. Cast includes Sandra Piques Eddy as Carmen and Dinyar Vania as Don Jose.
For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.greensboroopera.org/home-carmen.shtml#cast
07.13.16GREENSBORO OPERA AND EMF PRESENT: GYPSIES, TRAMPS AND THIEVES
Steal away for an evening in which Foley Davis and other Greensboro Opera artists, under the direction of Artistic Director David Holley, thrill and entertain with the music of Bizet, Verdi, Menotti and more -- followed by musical theatre treats by Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Miserables), Jule Styne (Gypsy) and others!! Temple Emanuel, 8:00 pm.
05.03.15Ms. Davis engaged as soloist for Mozart's Mass in C Minor
May 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
617 N. Elm Street
08.27.14Ms. Davis to perform Suzuki in Piedmont Opera's Madama Butterfly
October 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM
November 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM
November 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San)…………………….. Jill Gardner
06.23.14Listen and watch my recital!!!
If you missed our recital "To Find Peace" at The Music Academy of North Carolina on June 20th, visit this link to watch the recording. The program and musicians are listed.
Thank you, Stephanie and Susannah
06.20.14Stephanie gives a recital "to find peace" at The Music Academy of North Carolina!
Stephanie Foley Davis, mezzo-soprano and Susannah Steele, piano. A recital "to find peace." Works by Rossini, Barber, Nathan Daughtrey and Puccini with special guests Kellie Burgess, cello; Andrew Dancy, marimba; Ruth Metheny, violin; and Anne Albert, soprano.
11.09.13Stephanie to perform solo in Alexander Nevsky 9 years later.
Nine years after Foley Davis' "successful baptism by fire" when she stepped in for an ailing mezzo-soprano, she will perform the solo in Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky with the Greensboro and Winston-Salem Symphonies.
Performances are April 9 & 10, 2014
Wednesday - 7:30pm | War Memorial Auditorium
Thursday - 7:30pm | War Memorial Auditorium
02.02.13Davis places Third in Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition!
Out of 12 Finalists, Stephanie Foley Davis received Third Place, The Robert J. Murray Award, in the Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year Competition.
The 2013 Competition was held on January 19 & 20 in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College of Louisiana. The judges were William Florescu, General Director of Florentine Opera, David O’Dell, General Director/CEO of Amarillo Opera, and Kathy Olsen, Founder of Encompass Arts.
07.16.12Stephanie Foley Davis named Chair of the Voice Faculty at the Music Academy of North Carolina
In October 2011, Ms. Davis joined the voice faculty at the Music Academy of North Carolina. Since then, she has built up an impressive studio and used her performing talents to spread the news about the wonderful opportunities at MANC. As of August 1, 2012, Ms. Davis will be Chair of the Voice Faculty and continue to promote the Music Academy's mission statement:
Since 1982, The Music Academy of North Carolina has enabled students of all ages, interests, abilities, and backgrounds to discover, develop, realize, and express their innate talents.
07.16.12Foley Davis invited back to Orlando for Le nozze di Figaro!
Ms. Davis returns to the Orlando Philharmonic as the lovesick Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Performances are November 9th at 8pm and November 11th at 2pm. Please visit the calendar for details.
It’s an “Upstairs, Downstairs" world—filled with seduction, lust, infidelity, love and forgiveness—all woven together seamlessly with sublime music. The Count and Countess Almaviva’s clever maid Susanna and her fiancée, Figaro the valet, plot to outwit the Count and his philandering ways in this comedy many opera lovers consider Mozart’s most ‘perfectly’ written opera.
04.15.12Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi with the North Carolina Opera will feature Stephanie Foley Davis in the role of Ines. This is her debut with the company.
April 27, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh
April 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
Two rivals love the same woman, while a dark family secret leads to terrible vengeance. One of Verdi’s greatest operas, with one hit tune after another!
Leonora – Leah Crocetto
Manrico – Noah Stewart
Azucena - Robynne Redmon
Di Luna – Liam Bonner
Ferrando – Richard Ollarsaba
Ruiz – John Cashwell
Ines - Stephanie Foley Davis
Conductor – Timothy Myers
Director – David Pau
03.18.12Stephanie Foley Davis, wins FIRST PLACE at the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition, March 18th 2012 in Lincolnton, North Carolina
Ms. Foley Davis receives FIRST PLACE in the competition after being one of six female finalists.
THE HEAFNER/WILLIAMS VOCAL COMPETITION seeks to identify and offer assistance to highly talented vocalists and to encourage the theatrical vocal arts.
11.15.11Foley Davis featured alto soloist in Handel's "Messiah", December 4, 2011 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
In celebrating this 268th anniversary, it seems most appropriate for the Winston-Salem performance, on this special occasion, to follow the original continuity used by Handel in his first public performance; however, in former years, the Winston-Salem performances have presented a number of Handel's many variant versions, which the composer wrote during the remaining seventeen years of his life.
It is interesting to note that Winston-Salem enjoys the distinction of being the first city in the Southeast to present the original, unabridged version of "Messiah".
The annual presentation of Handel's "Messiah", under the auspices of the Mozart Club, occupies a unique position in the musical framework of Winston-Salem and the Triad area, being the oldest of the current community performing groups in the city and the state, and involving the largest number of participants of any other classical musical event, including not only the aforementioned community and area-wide chorus, but also the professional orchestra, the Guest Conductor, the soloists, and the many local and area volunteer workers, whose united efforts make possible this tremendous undertaking.
08.30.11Stephanie Foley Davis will perform Giovanna in Verdi's Rigoletto with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra proudly continues its Concert Opera programming with a concert staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto. Performances are on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando. The Philharmonic collaborates with Florida Opera Theatre for this production. Frank McClain, who has directed Philharmonic productions Porgy and Bess, Guys and Dolls, and La Bohème to critical acclaim, serves as director. Joel Revzen conducts.
03.24.11Stephanie Foley Davis is invited to return to The Glimmerglass Festival for the summer.
Ms. Davis will be creating the role of Mary McCarthy in Jeanine Tesori's world premiere opera A Blizzard On Marblehead Neck. The opera will be inspired by an episode in the life of playwright Eugene O’Neill. This will be the first operatic composition for Jeanine Tesori, who is well-known for her scores on Broadway, including Shrek The Musical and Tony Award-winning Caroline, or Change. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner will provide the original libretto; Kushner is acclaimed for his Tony Award–winning play, Angels in America, which was later turned into a mini-series.
Other assignments for Ms. Davis this summer include the cover of Carlotta Monterey in A Blizzard On Marblehead Neck, the cover of Neris in Cherubini's Medea and sing in the Medea and Carmen choruses.