Praised by The New York Times for her “brilliant technique and otherworldly shimmer…”, soprano Molly Davey has garnered acclaim for her crystalline voice and thoughtful interpretations of a remarkably varied repertoire ranging from the music of the Baroque through 21st century contemporary classical music.
Ms. Davey’s has performed with the Liederkranz Opera Theatre; American Classical Orchestra; The Empire Opera; Steeplechase Arts and Productions, YardArts Festival; Purchase Conservatory Opera; Bronx Opera; Stony Hill Players; Capitol Opera Harrisburg, amoungst others
On the concert stage, Ms. Davey has triumphed as the soprano soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Handel’s Messiah with the American Classical Orchestra; Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Dvořák’s Te Deum with the Varsity Choral Society of Manhasset; Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Mabel in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance for the Congregational Church Concert Series; and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Purchase Conservatory Orchestra.
Of her performance as Ariel on Albany Records’ world premiere recording of Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest, Opera News said “As the island sprite Ariel, the agile and exuberant soprano Molly Davey maintains her youthfully sunny sound even in the throes of this fiendishly demanding part.” Ms. Davey can also be heard as Anna Viola on Albany Records’ world premiere recording of Raphaël Lucas’ critically acclaimed one act opera, Confession.
Ms. Davey is the recipient of awards and honors from The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the New York Oratorio Society Competition, the Liederkranz Competition, and the Jenny Lind Competition. She was a Studio Artist with the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca and holds an M.M in Opera Performance from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College and a B.M. in Music Education from Susquehanna University. Ms. Davey currently resides in New York City.
Genres: Classical, Contemporary
Professional: Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theater, Cantor, Weddings, Funerals