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Raehann Bryce-Davis

About this Artist

Raehann Bryce-Davis has been hailed by The New York Times as a “striking mezzo-soprano” and by the San Francisco Chronicle for her “electrifying sense of fearlessness.”

In the 2023/24 season, Bryce-Davis debuts at Santa Fe Opera as Ježibaba in Rusalka in a new production directed by David Pountney and conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya, and at Opera Philadelphia as Lizzie in the world premiere of 10 Days in a Madhouse. Raehann returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Ella in X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X in a new production by Robert O’Hare and to Dutch National Opera to sing La Zia Principessa in Il Trittico—a new Barrie Kosky production conducted by Lorenzo Viotti. In concert, she sings in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaime Martín and in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Luxembourg Philharmonie. Bryce-Davis is also giving recitals at Vocal Arts Society in Washington, DC, San Francisco Performances, Music at Amherst, and St. Matthew’s Music Guild in California.

Other concert highlights include the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road at Carnegie Hall, the recording of which won a Grammy nomination; Verdi’s Requiem both with conductor Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal at the Olympic Stadium and with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall; Elgar’s Sea Pictures at the Musikverein in Vienna with the Tonkünstler Orchestra; the world premiere of Anthony Davis’ We Call the Roll with The Lied Society; Martinů’s Julietta with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; John Corigliano’s Of Rage and Remembrance at the Aspen Music Festival; the world premiere of Come, My Tan-Faced Children by Melissa Dunphy at Lyric Fest; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine; Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with Philippe Entremont at Manhattan School of Music; and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

Bryce-Davis is a recipient of a George London Award; the First Place and Audience Prize winner of the Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino, chaired by Dominique Meyer; winner of the 2016 Richard F. Gold Career Grant at the Merola Opera Program; and winner of the 2015 Hilde Zadek Competition at the Musikverein in Vienna. She holds a Master of Music and Professional Studies certificate from the Manhattan School of Music.