Mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis will make her Metropolitan Opera debut as Baba the Turk in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress. Bass James Creswell returns to The Met as Father Trulove in Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed, surreal production which runs from May 30 – June 11, 2022.
The “striking mezzo-soprano” (The New York Times) Raehann Bryce-Davis is hailed for her “electrifying sense of fearlessness” (San Francisco Chronicle). In addition to The Metropolitan Opera, Ms. Bryce-Davis has made a notable house debut Brussels’ La Monnaie (La Zia Principessa, Suor Angelica) and triumphant returns to Los Angeles Opera, Staatstheater Nürnberg and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen. Concert highlights include the Chautauqua Institution performance of Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road, recitals with San Antonio’s Tuesday Music Club and the Merola Opera Program. She will make her Washington National Opera debut as Azucena in Il trovatore in autumn 2022.
Winner of the prestigious George London Award at the George London Competition, Ms. Bryce-Davis holds a Master of Music and Professional Studies certificate from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas at Arlington. An advocate for social justice in opera, Ms. Bryce-Davis is a co-founder of the Black Opera Alliance.
American bass James Creswell is one of the leading basses of his generation. Born in Seattle Washington, James graduated from Yale University and his early career included apprenticeships with Los Angeles Opera and San Francisco Opera until moving to Germany as a soloist with the Komische Opera Berlin.
Mr Creswell has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, Dutch National Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Bilbao Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Staatsoper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt, Theater an der Wien, Opéra de Bordeaux, Angers-Nantes Opéra, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Edinburgh International Festival, Nederlandse Reisopera, Tallinn Festival, Ravinia Festival and Bergen International Festival.
Mr. Creswell is also very much in demand on the concert stage. His previous performances include staged performances of Mozart Requiem at the Komisch Oper Berlin, King Mark in Tristan und Isolde with the Bremer Philharmoniker, Brahms’ Requiem in Lisbon, Messiah for the Bergen Festival, Mozart Requiem in Amsterdam, Mahler Symphony No. 8, Dvorak St. Ludmilla and Schoenberg Gurrelieder for the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder, St. Matthew Passion at the Cincinnati May Festival under James Conlon and Verdi Requiem for the Huddersfield Choral Society under Vasily Petrenko, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester as Jesus and Bass Soloist in performances of Bach’s St. John’s Passion with Kent
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