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Nicholas Davis is making his HGO debut. He is the only American to have won the International Antonín Dvořák competition. In 2023 he also will sing the title role in The Marriage of Figaro with Knoxville Opera and perform Ned in Scott Joplin's Treemonisha with Volcano Productions in Toronto. He also will debut several roles in Shostakovich’s The Nose, directed by Francesca Zambello, with Chicago Opera Theater. In 2022, Nicholas made a role and company debut as Soldier in Tulsa Opera’s Salome, sang Marcello in La bohème and Leader in Lost in the Stars with Annapolis Opera, and returned to Minnesota Opera for Edward Tulane. He also made a company debut with New York City Opera in All Is Calm. Recent seasons have seen Davis at the Seattle Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Michigan Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Opera Ithaca, in roles as varied as The Reverend in the world premiere of Blue, Minskman in Flight, Senator Potter in Fellow Travelers, and Fred McMullin in The Fix. More traditional repertoire includes roles such as Ford in Falstaff, Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Crown in Porgy and Bess. Davis received his training at the University of Kentucky and the University of Michigan. He was a regional finalist in the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has received prizes from the International Czech and Slovak Competition, the American Opera Society of Chicago, and The Santa Fe Opera.

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