Jennifer Davis, Soprano – Photo by Frances Marshall

“She sang gloriously, floating exquisite pianissimos, yet cutting through Wagner’s tubbiest orchestral textures. And she looked and acted the part: a dreamy ingenue fatally obsessed with a romanticised legend…”

The Times, Richard Morrison

From Cahir in Ireland, Jennifer is an alumna of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, and has appeared at Covent Garden as Elsa, Lohengrin; Gretel, Hänsel und Gretel; Adina, L’elisir d’amore; and Erste Dame, Die Zauberflöte, among others.

Jennifer Davis, Soprano – Photo by Frances Marshall
Jennifer Davis, Soprano – Elsa, Lohengrin – Photo Clive Barda
© Clive Barda

Following a series of sensational roles debuts, Jennifer has been propelled to international attention, winning praise for her gleaming, silvery tone, and dramatic characterisation of remarkable immediacy.

This 2023/24 season, Jennifer will sing Marguerite Faust at Irish National Opera, Elsa von Brabant Lohengrin at Deutsche Oper Berlin and the title role in Jenůfa at English National Opera. Future seasons will see her make her return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin and debut at New National Theatre, Tokyo.

Recent highlights include singing the title role in Dvořák Armida at Wexford Festival Opera, Freia Das Rheingold at Semperoper Dresden, Helmwige The Valkyrie at English National Opera, Elsa von Brabant Lohengrin at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Elsa von Brabant Lohengrin and Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Previous operatic engagements include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Opera North; Ifigenia, (Oreste); Arbate, (Mitridate, re di Ponto) and Ines (Il trovatore) for the Royal Opera House; Lenka (Svadba) for the Aix-en-Provence Festival; Elsa von Brabant (Lohengrin) for Staatsoper Stuttgart and The Vlaamse Oper; Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Agata (Don Bucefalo) for Wexford Festival Opera; First Lady (Die Zauberflote) for Welsh National Opera; Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) for Irish National Opera and Leonore (Leonore 1805) for Wiener Staatsoper.

Other previous engagements include Elisabeth in Phillip Glass’ Les enfants terribles, and as the soprano soloist in a double bill including Gorecki’s Third Symphony with the Royal Ballet; Second Grace/Second Fate in Orpheus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe; the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis at the Lyric Hammersmith; Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Lyric Opera Productions; Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia for Irish Youth Opera; Eurydice in Orpheo ed Eurydice for The Junction Festival in Ireland; High Priestess in Aida for Lyric Opera Productions; and Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw for DIT.

Jennifer also enjoys the recital and concert platforms, and has performed works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Handel, Strauss, Mahler, Rachmaninov, and Debussy, among others.

Jennifer Davis, Soprano – Adina – Photo Neil Gillespie
© Neil Gillespie