Victoria Davis

Victoria’s background as a teacher started during her undergraduate career as a vocal performance teacher. It was there that she found that vocal training should not and most often cannot be limited to a teacher-student, rudimentary relationship, but should be based on a ‘whole human’ educational philosophy. Once she moved to New York, she began working in Long Island first as a private voice teacher and slowly transformed into a mentor. In 2019, after auditioning for Opera on Tap and being accepted, she was able to bring a compilation of experiences to the table as “Teaching Artist”. Not only was she able to bring her experiences as an Opera singer to the table, but she was able to break down how those personal experiences and lessons can and will apply to children who may or may not see opera through a stereotypical lens. 

As a Soprano and performer, Victoria is a recent Graduate of Mannes College of Music. She has been a featured soloist in many concerts and events including the Welcoming of the First Lady of Russia with Michelle and Barack Obama and the Kennedy Center’s Young Artist in America presentation. She had also participated in the Washington National Opera’s Juneteenth celebration as a soloist.

Ms. Davis has been seen in the roles of Lady Billows in Albert Herring and Die Sandmännchen in Hänsel und Gretel in The Oberlin Opera theater. Ms. Davis is a proud alumni of Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Soprano Marlene Rosen. Ms. Davis has been a recipient of many awards including the fifth place winner of Opera Ebony’s vocal competition as well as a prize winner of the Premiere Opera Foundation’s Vocal Competition. Recently, Victoria has been seen in the role of First Lady with Opera On Tap’s Playground Opera Program. She has also performed with the Masterworks Chorus as the Soprano soloist for the Brahms Requiem. In addition to that, Ms. Davis performed the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with Opera Susquehanna in August of 2019. In the 2020 season, Victoria will speak on a panel for Black Women In Opera: Community in Opera. Victoria will also make a virtual appearance with the Kirsten Lewis Foundation, for their Gala Performance as well as the world premiere of Stardust with Helios Opera, where she will premiere a song cycle written for her by Felix Jarrar. Victoria is proud to announce her participation with the Metropolitan Opera Guild and All Star Outreach, in giving back to the community through the arts. As of December of 2020, Victoria has joined the Opera on Tap family as a Creative Producer, as well as a Virtual Playground Opera Administrator. In addition to her vocal talents, Ms. Davis enjoys trying new recipes and writing poetry.