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Leroy

Peculiar Grace - Blanchard's Fire shut up in my bones

Hai gia vinta la causa... Vedro mentr'io sospiro - Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

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Leroy

Davis

Baritone

Acclaimed baritone Leroy Davis is a versatile and sought-after artist, known for his rich voice and captivating stage presence. In 2024, he takes on an exciting range of roles, including Schaunard in Bronzeville bohème with Florentine Opera, baritone soloist in the rarely performed 'other' Messiah by Sandström with the Cantata Singers, and a role and company debut as Blue Dove and Dr. Undertow in Ruinous Gods at the Spoleto Festival. He also joins the Glacier Symphony for a Mozart gala and ends the year as Marcello in La bohème at San Diego Opera.


In 2023, Leroy returned to Florentine Opera for his first Figaro in Rossini's Il barbieri di Siviglia, sang the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance with Nashville Opera, and made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Benny Paret in Champion, covering Young Emile. He also starred as John O'Mara in the world premiere of Laura Kaminsky's opera FEBRUARY with Opera on the Avalon.


In 2022, Leroy sang the role of the Jailor and covered Sacristan in Tosca, debuted as Pastor/Kaboom, covering Chester in Fire Shut Up In My Bones, and made a role and company debut with Opera on the Avalon as Charlie in Three Decembers. He joined Atlanta Opera as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, sang Marcello in La bohème at Kentucky Opera and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Cedar Rapids Opera


As a proud member of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center Ensemble at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Leroy has had the opportunity to sing or cover roles in Macbeth, Die Zauberflöte, and Florencia en el Amazonas. His previous engagements include a Lincoln Center debut in the world premiere of Intimate Apparel, a concert with New York Festival of Song, and the world premiere of Completing the Picture with Opera Company of Middlebury.


Leroy has also appeared with various opera companies, including Boston Opera Collaborative, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Phoenicia Festival, and Odyssey Opera. His previous roles include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Forrester in Cunning Little Vixen, and Joe St. George in Dolores Claiborne. As a resident studio artist with Florentine Opera, Leroy sang Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Adonis in Venus and Adonis, and Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia. He made role debuts as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Mandarin/Ping in Turandot, and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte.


Leroy was a young artist at Central City Opera, where he was awarded the Iris Henwood Richards Memorial Award. In concert, he was bass soloist in Bruckner's Te Deum with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He attended the Mannes College of Music and earned his Master's degree at Bard College.

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