Biography

Hailed as a singer “with spirit and remarkable facility” (Opera News) soprano Anna Davidson is a recent graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music. She has performed a wide variety of roles with The Curtis Opera Theatre, including: Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Hilda Mack in Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers, Daphne is Handel’s Apollo and Daphne, Miss Donnithorne in Peter Maxwell Davies’ Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot, The Rooster in The Cunning Little Vixen, Sofia in Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino, Thérèse/Tiresias in Les Mamelles de Tiresias, Lisa in La Sonnambula, and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

 

Outside of Curtis Opera Theater she has performed as Abigail Williams in the Crucible with The Chautauqua Institution, Le Rossignol in L’Enfant et les Sortileges at the Castleton Festival (Conducted by Lorin Maazel), Leonora in Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner with the Juilliard Opera Workshop, and Frasquita in Carmen at the Chautauqua Institute. She has also worked with Gotham Chamber Opera, and The Princeton Music Festival. This season she will be performing with The Hobart Baroque Festival as Dorinda in Handel's Orlando.

 

A fan of Contemporary and 20th century music she performed Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children and Foss’ Time Cycle, both with the Curtis 20/21 ensemble. With them she also performed Pierrot Lunaire with Curtis 20/21 under the tutelage of Eighth Blackbird, and went on tour to Seoul, South Korea.

 

As well as a Masters of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, Anna also has a Bachelor’s of Music from the Juilliard School.