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Shawnette Sulker

Stella Zambalis

Buffy Baggott

Misty Bermudez

Julia Elise Hardin

Jennifer Lane

Carol Sparrow

Michelle Wrighte

Robert Bracey

Benjamin Brecher

James Doing

Randolph Locke

Jeffrey Springer

Mark Thomsen

Bradley Williams

Graham Fandrei

Kenneth Overton

Frederick Reeder

Charles Robert Stephens

Gerard Sundberg

James Patterson

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Kishna Davis, soprano

Kishna Davis, soprano, is widely acclaimed throughout the United States and Europe for her performances in opera, with orchest

Kishna Davis, soprano, is widely acclaimed throughout the United States and Europe for her performances in opera, with orchestras and as a solo concert artist. Her operatic roles include the title role in Puccini's Suor Angelica (Juilliard Opera), Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking (Baltimore Opera), Nedda in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci (Opera Memphis), the title role in Puccini’s Tosca (Metro Lyric Opera of New Jersey), Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (Indianapolis Opera), Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème (Metro Lyric Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera), Bess in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (New York City Opera, John de Main, conductor; Opera Company of Philadelphia, Indianapolis Opera, Virginia Opera, Memphis Opera), the title role in Verdi’s Aida (Metro Lyric Opera), Medoro in Handel’s Orlando, and concert scenes from Verdi’s La forza del destino and Dvořák’s Rusalka, (the latter three at the Altenburg Opera Festival in Germany). She was a member in the Merola Opera Program at the San Francisco Opera where she sang the role of the Countess in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, subsequently appearing in the same role at Western Opera Theatre. As a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, Ms. Davis sang the title role in Carlyle Floyd’s Susannah, conducted by James Conlon, and also appeared there as Musetta. She performed Diedre Murray’s jazz opera, The Running Man, in Lenox, Massachusetts.

She has frequently performed excerpts from Porgy and Bess with orchestras in the United States, including at Wolftrap with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony under Yuri Termirkanov, Cleveland Orchstra conducted by Leonard Slatkin, National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bobby McFerrin, and the Oregon, Pacific, Phoenix, and San Francisco symphonies. She has also performed songs from Porgy and Bess abroad, including Martinique, on tour with the Morgan State University choir in Prague, with the Chicago Sinfonietta during the ensemble’s European tour, and recently in Rome and Siena under Yuri Termirkanov. She was also the feature soprano soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic. Other performances with orchestras have included concert performances of arias from Kurt Weill’s opera Street Scene (Phoenix Symphony), André Previn’s song cycle Honey and Rue (Annapolis Symphony), and the soprano solo in Leslie Dunner’s Songs of a Motherless Child with the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as with the Dallas, Baltimore, and Annapolis symphonies. Other concert appearances have included the soprano solos in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Missa Solemnis, Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music (Cleveland Jazz Fest), various arias from oratorios by Handel (Marin Alsop conducting the Colorado Symphony), Maria’s songs from West Side Story (Spokane Symphony), and appearances with the Evansville Philharmonic and the Sunshine Pops Orchestra in southwest Florida. Ms. Davis also returned for the second year as soprano soloist for the New Year’s Eve Gala, at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra. She has frequently performed Holiday concerts with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic and Greenville Symphony.

Ms. Davis, a winner of the Baltimore Opera Competition, is a graduate of The Juilliard Opera Center, where she received her master’s degree in music. In addition, she holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Morgan State University.

For upcoming engagements and additional information, keep an eye out for Ms. Davis’ forthcoming website (www.kishnadavis.com).

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