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Jason Davis

Singer / Actor / Teacher / Stage Director /Speech Arts & Drama Instructor / Theory & Ear Training Coach

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Tenor Jason Davis has been hailed by critics as “truly a fine tenor” and “one of the most exciting voices of his generation possessing a voice of tremendous beauty, colour and power”. Daphna Levit of Opera Canada Magazine recently wrote “Jason Davis was perfect as the unscrupulous Duke of Mantua; his huge voice effortlessly communicated whatever emotion he choose to portray - delight, desire, contempt or arrogance.”

 

He has performed concert and operatic repertoire throughout North America including Vaughn William’s On Wenlock Edge (The Scotia Festival Chamber Music Society) Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War (Paukenmesse) (Farmington Valley Orchestra), Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (Dalhousie Orchestra), Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Coro Collegium), Vaughn William’s Four Hymns (Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra) Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Kings Chapel Choir) and a recent performance as the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion with Collegium Cantorum. Jason’s operatic performances have included roles with Opera New Hampshire, Opera Connecticut, The Opera Theater of Connecticut, Opera New Jersey and more recently as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte (Opera New Brunswick), Idomeneo in Idomeneo (Opera Nova Scotia) as well as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème, the Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s Rigoletto and Canio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci (Maritime Concert Opera).

 

Along with his busy performing schedule Jason is the founder and Artistic Director of the Broadway Company Players music theatre ensemble and Halifax’s Breaking Waves vocal theatre company and he is also a founding member of the Conservatory Nova Scotia Association where he currently sits on their Board of Directors as treasurer. He also maintains a very active private teaching studio where he offers voice lessons and coachings, RCM vocal exam preparations, RCM speech arts and drama lessons and also theory and ear training lessons. Many of his students have consistently placed or won numerous regional, provincial and national festivals and many have also gone on to pursue studies in vocal and theatre performance degrees at top undergraduate and graduate programs throughout North America.

National and Provincial Affiliations

NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)

https://www.nats.org/

NSRMTA (Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers Association) https://www.nsrmta.ca/

NSCF (Nova Scotia Choral Federation)

http://www.nscf.ca/

CNSA (Conservatory Nova Scotia Association)

https://conservatoryns.com/

Opera from Scratch

https://vocalypse.ca/opera-from-scratch/

HSOF (Halifax Summer Opera)

http://halifaxsummeroperafestival.com/

Lucy Hayes Davis

Singer / Actor / Teacher / Music Director / Diction Specialist /  Theory & Ear Training Coach

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Mezzo-soprano Lucy Hayes Davis is pleased to call Halifax home. Lucy returned to Nova Scotia in 2007 after pursuing intensive voice pedagogy 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 taught voice at Dalhousie and Acadia Universities as well as Lyric Diction, Voice Pedagogy and Voice Clinics for students in the Dalhousie acting program.
She acts as music director for the Elementary and Junior Broadway Company Players, Lucy will return for her seventh year as a vocal coach for the Halifax Summer Opera Festival in 2021. Lucy will also be returning as vocal coach in the summer for the 2021 season of Opera from Scratch. Lucy is also an active adjudicator and clinician.


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 were Musicians in Residence for the St. Cecilia Series’ 2013/14 season.


As a teacher, Lucy has voice students that have been accepted in both undergraduate and graduate programs across Canada and the United States. Her students consistently place high in music festivals and have won many talent-based scholarships.

National and Provincial Affiliations

NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)

https://www.nats.org/

NSRMTA (Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers Association) https://www.nsrmta.ca/

NSCF (Nova Scotia Choral Federation)

http://www.nscf.ca/

CNSA (Conservatory Nova Scotia Association)

https://conservatoryns.com/

Opera from Scratch

https://vocalypse.ca/opera-from-scratch/

HSOF (Halifax Summer Opera)

http://halifaxsummeroperafestival.com/