2019–20 Season: Countess Almaviva, The Marriage of Figaro
Jennifer Davis makes her American debut with San Francisco Opera as Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro. She is an alumna of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme and has appeared at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden as Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore; Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte; Ifigenia in Oreste; Arbate in Mitridate, re di Ponto; and Ines in Il Trovatore, among other roles. Following her sensational 2018 role debut as Elsa von Brabant in a new production of Lohengrin conducted by Andris Nelsons at the Royal Opera House, Davis has been propelled to international attention, winning praise for her gleaming, silvery tone, and dramatic characterisation of remarkable immediacy.
This season, Davis returned to the Royal Opera as Gretel in a new production of Hänsel und Gretel and will appear with Welsh National Opera and Irish National Opera. Future engagements include returns to Coven Garden, and a series of house and role debuts across Europe and America, including at the Vienna State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Deutsche Oper Berlin. On the concert stage, she will appear with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, and the Accademia Santa Cecilia with Sir Antonio Pappano.