Lucy Hayes-DavisVocal coach, Ariodante 2017
Lucy Hayes-Davis – Senior Voice
Mezzo-soprano Lucy Hayes Davis is pleased to once again call Halifax home. Lucy returned to Nova Scotia in 2007 after pursuing intensive voice studies with Dr. Scott McCoy and Marvin Keenze at Westminster Choir College, where she completed a Masters degree. Lucy went on to further operatic studies at the Hartt School joining the voice faculty there in 2001. In addition to maintaining a large voice studio, she taught all of the diction courses and a voice class for students majoring in Music Education. In Nova Scotia Lucy has been teaching voice at Dalhousie as well as Lyric Diction, Voice Pedagogy and Voice Clinics for students in the acting program. Ms. Hayes Davis acts as music director for several programs offered through the Maritime Conservatory, The Elementary Company players, Junior Company Players and a weekly Opera Scenes class for adults. For the past two summers she acted as vocal coach for both the Halifax Summer Opera Workshop and Opera from Scratch.
Her operatic roles include Dorabella in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte,” the Witch from Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretal,” Zita from Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi,” Marcellina from Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro,” the Old Lady from Bernstein’s “Candide,” and the Mother from Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” In spring 2013 she sang the role of Frederica in Verdi’s Luisa Miller for Opera Nova Scotia. Lucy and her husband, Jason Davis have also been Musicians in Residence for the St. Cecilia Series’ 2013/14 season.
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