Leroy Davis, Baritone
Event: L'Elisir d'Amore
In 2018, baritone Leroy Davis was a resident studio artist with the Florentine Opera where he sang Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Adonis in Venus and Adonis and Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He performed the roles of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Mandarin/Ping in Turandot at the Shreveport Opera, and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte as a guest artist with the New England Conservatory. Leroy made his role and company debut as Maximillian in Candide with Chautauqua Opera. 2019 engagements include Leporello in Don Giovanni with Boston Opera Collaborative, Forrester in Cunning Little Vixen, Joe St. George in Dolores Claiborne, and his company debut as a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theater of St. Louis in Rigoletto and Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
In 2017, Leroy sang several roles with the Florentine Opera including Imperial Commissioner/Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Ivan in Die Fledermaus, Maitre D’/Farley in the world premiere and cast recording of Sister Carrie and Masetto in Don Giovanni. He also performed a concert of new American operatic works from the Florentine Opera’s recording anthology at the National Opera Center in New York City. As a young artist in 2016 at Central City Opera his roles included Benny in The Ballad of Baby Doe and Sacristan in Tosca, and was awarded the Iris Henwood Richards Memorial Award. In concert, Leroy was the bass soloist in Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Davis attended the Mannes College of Music as an undergraduate, and earned his Master’s degree at Bard College. He was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Competition in 2015.