Welcome Our Spotlight Artist for 2022, Dramatic Mezzo-soprano Alexis Davis-Hazell, a teaching artist and active performer on the international opera stage. Her appearances have earned accolades for the size and quality of her instrument and the dramatic intensity she brings to the development of character.
Alexis made her international debut in the role Maria at the Kuressaare Operadays Festival of Estonia during the Living Arts, Inc. European tour of Porgy and Bess, also in collaboration with the Mikhailovsky Opera in St. Petersburg, the Moscow Philharmonic, and the Polish National Opera. Her relationship with Porgy and Bess continued with house debuts in the Dresden Semperoper, the Deutsch Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf, and San Francisco Opera. Regionally, Alexis accepts regular small role and principal role cover assignments with Arizona Opera, Phoenix Opera and the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, including: Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte, Phoenix Opera); La Badessa/La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica, SASO); Giovanna (Rigoletto, Arizona Opera); Amneris Cover (Aida, Arizona Opera & Phoenix Opera); Santuzza Cover (Cavalleria Rusticana, Arizona Opera); Azucena Cover (Il Trovatore, Arizona Opera)
Mrs. Davis Hazell shined in the 2014 San Francisco Opera production of Show Boat, and Porgy and Bess in Mexico City at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. She was the Principal Artist of the Mississippi Opera Association in 2018-19. Alexis is also the Creative Director of Jazzoperetry, Inc.: the innovative production company currently featuring the touring concert series Earl & Alexis: AMERICAN SONGS.
Celebrate Singing Spotlight Singer Alexis Davis Hazell will be a featured presenter and, later this summer, introduce the world premiere of her arrangement of the Celebrate Singing theme song 'Sing With Me'.
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