Lyric Soprano Rebecca Davis is fast becoming known for her brilliant and warm vocal timbre, as well as dynamic vocal versatility and remarkable vocal extension. Her voice has been characterized as “powerful, majestic, captivating, elegant, and thrilling to the bone". Rebecca made her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut in 2008 singing Salaambo’s aria from the movie score of Citizen Kane. In 2006 Rebecca debuted at Carnegie Hall singing with Mid America productions and returned in 2012 to sing with the American Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's 8th symphony.
Rebecca has appeared in the roles of many heroines including Violetta, Fiordiligi, Ilia, Cio Cio San, Mimi, Micaela, Tatyana, the Countess, Donna Elvira, Tosca, Baby Doe, and Magda in La Rondine. Ms. Davis has appeared with such companies as Staatsoper Hannover, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera San Jose, the Sarasota Opera, the Kentucky Opera, Festival Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, Dayton Opera, Opera North, Opera Idaho, Fresno Grand Opera, DuPage Opera Theatre, Midsummer Mozart, Hidden Valley Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, and San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola program.
Rebecca has earned numerous singing awards, including the Grand Prize of the Chicago Bel Canto, Finalist of the Tri-State Region in the Metropolitan Opera Competition, Finalist of the Renata Tebaldi, and the José Iturbi competition, and the2012 winner of the Irene Dalis competition. Ms. Davis returned to the Staatsoper Hannover in the 2013/2014 season to sing Mimi in La Boheme, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Micaela in Carmen, and Helena in Midsummer Night's Dream, and Phebe in Castor et Pollux. In July, she returned to sing with the Midsummer Mozart Festival and in October joined the Dayton Philharmonic for Mendelssohn's Lobgesang. In the 2013/2014 season at Staatsoper Hannover, Rebecca debuted new roles of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Margherite and Elena in Boito's Mefistofele, and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, as well as reprising the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Micaela in Carmen and Phebe in Castor et Pollux. The 2015/2016 season, Ms. Davis appeared at Staatsoper Hannover as Donna Anna, Mimi, and debuted in Dvorak's Rusalka. The 2016/2017 season included role reprises at the Staatsoper Hannover as Mimi, Micaela, Rosalinda, and the Countess.
Rebecca also appeared as Fiordiligi with Theater Freiburg and Mimi at Stadttheater Bremerhaven. 2017/2018 includes role debuts as Louise in Henze's Der Junge Lord, Erste Dame in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Agathe in Weber's Der Freischütz, and Marie in Smetana's Die Verkaufte Braut.