"Brian Davis boasts a splendid baritone voice," writes Richard Dyer in the Boston Globe, and critics across the country agree. He has appeared in leading roles with the opera companies of New York, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Montréal, Hamburg, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Hannover, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, Braunschweig, Louisville, Fort Worth, Wolf Trap, Sarasota, Lake George, Central City, Syracuse, Chautauqua, and the Hong Kong Arts Center. In concert, he has been heard with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.
Mr. Davis will open the 2010-2011 season with a return to Staatsoper Hannover for their new production of LA TRAVIATA as Germont, to his role debut in a new production of THE DEVILS OF LOUDUN (Penderecki) as Grandier, for the new production of IL TRITTICO as Michele and for the companies remounts of GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG as Gunther, FALSTAFF as Ford, LA BOHÈME as Marcello, and in MADAMA BUTTERFLY as Sharpless,
Engagements during the 2010-2011 season included a company debut with the Staatsoper Braunschweig as Pizarro in their production of FIDELIO, a return to the Staatsoper Hannover for their new productions and role debuts for Mr. Davis of Ford in FALSTAFF, as the magician Chélio in Prokofiev’s THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES as Gunther in GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, and in remounts of Hannover’s productions of LA BOHÈME as Marcello, Escamillo in CARMEN, as Šiškov (Shishkoff) in Janáček’s Z MRTVÉHO DOMU (FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD), and returning to his company debut role with the Staatsoper Hannover as Iago in OTELLO.
Engagements during the 2009-2010 season included a return to the Staatsoper Hannover in remounts of their productions of FIDELIO as Pizarro, as Escamillo in CARMEN, as Balstrode in PETER GRIMES, a role debut as Donner in a new production of DAS RHEINGOLD, and his role debut in the title role of a new production of MACBETH. Also, Mr. Davis made his company debut with the Staatsoper Hamburg as Roucher in ANDREA CHËNIER. In concert, Mr Davis was heard as the baritone soloist in Orff's CARMINA BURANA with the Staatsoper Hannover.
Engagements during the 2008-2009 season included a return to the Staatsoper Hannover for their season premiere and role debut as König Pentheus in H.W. Henze’s DIE BASSARIDEN, as Escamillo in CARMEN, a role debut as Sharpless in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, a role debut as Šiškov (Shishkoff) in Janáček’s Z MRTVÉHO DOMU (FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD), and another role debut as Pizarro in FIDELIO.
Concert engagements include the SAINT MATTHEW PASSION and MAGNIFICAT of J. S. Bach; Handel's MESSIAH; Beethoven's NINTH SYMPHONY, CHORAL FANTASY, and MASS IN C; Brahms's EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM; Haydn's LORD NELSON MASS; Rossini's STABAT MATER; the VERDI REQUIEM; Orff's CARMINA BURANA; Bruckner's TE DEUM; Britten's CANTATA MISERICORDIUM; and ELEGIES FOR ROG, a large work written for him by Jeffrey Brody to a text of Paul Monette. A regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, Mr. Davis attended Bowling Green College of Music and the Boston Conservatory of Music.