Up and coming opera singer Jennifer Davis from Cahir received glowing reviews for her recent performance in Mozartâ€™s â€œThe Marriage of Figaroâ€ at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.
The 26 year-old lyric soprano from the Cashel Road in Cahir performed the role of the Countess in Lyric Operaâ€™s production opposite some of Irelandâ€™s top opera singers at the NCH on February 16 and 17.
Jenniferâ€™s singing impressed the critics, who singled her out for praise. The well-known Irish Times critic Michael Dervan wrote that the best singing was performed by Jennifer Davis in her dignified portrayal of the Countess. He said her performance â€œcombined calm and pathos with a sense of Mozartian styleâ€.
The Sunday Business Post reviewer wrote that â€œemerging talent Jennifer Davisâ€ creamy mezzo increasingly demands serious attention while Alice Goodwin in her review on the online Irish music review website Goldenplec.com wrote that Miriam Murphy and Jennifer Davis were the two stars of the production.
She described Ms. Davis as the â€œepitome of class and poise and her portrayal of the Countess is extraordinary. She shows her extensive vocal capabilities alongside a strong acting talent.â€
Jennifer, who is daughter of Brendan and Margaret Davis, only began her formal classical singing training at Dublin Institute of Technologyâ€™s Conservatory of Music 18 months ago.
Her father Brendan said Jennifer has a few upcoming recital concerts including one with the National Sympthony Orchestra and another with the Opera Theatre Company in The Merrion Hotel.
However, she wonâ€™t be performing in any more big opera productions over the next six months as she concentrates on completing her Masters in Performing Arts â€¨by September.