Video Published: 15 Jun 2022

Raehann Bryce-Davis in Conversation

Fresh off the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis joins Marc A. Scorca, president/CEO of OPERA America, for a conversation about her life in opera: from her international awards, to her Met debut in The Rake’s Progress, to co-founding the Black Opera Alliance, a national organization advocating for social justice in opera.

Featuring

Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo-soprano
Marc A. Scorca, moderator, OPERA America President/CEO

ABOUT RAEHANN BRYCE-DAVIS
Raehann Bryce-Davis has been hailed by The New York Times as a “striking mezzo-soprano” and by the San Francisco Chronicle for her “electrifying sense of fearlessness.” In the 2021–2022 season, Bryce-Davis makes house debuts at the Metropolitan Opera as Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress, La Monnaie as La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, and The Glimmerglass Festival as Azucena in Il trovatore. Additionally, she returns to both LA Opera and the Staatstheater Nürnberg as Azucena and to Opera Ballet Vlaanderen as Der Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos.

As a producer/performer, Bryce-Davis released her critically acclaimed first music video, "To the Afflicted,” which was chosen as an official video for World Opera Day. Her second digital short, “Brown Sounds,” co-produced with LA Opera and Aural Compass Projects, won Best Music Video at festivals including the New York International Film Awards, New York Cinematography Awards, and Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival.

Bryce-Davis is a co-founder of the Black Opera Alliance.

This event is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.