Siân Davies, soprano  
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As Anna Erisso in “Maometto Secondo” with Garsington Opera: "Maometto secondo is not easy to cast, but Garsington pulls off another trick with its discovery of American soprano Siân Davies, making her European debut in the role written for Isabella Colbran. Davies has temperament, presence, a ringing top and evenness throughout the range: she has a great career ahead.” —Andrew Clark, Financial Times, June 11, 2013

As Anna Erisso in “Maometto Secondo” with Garsington Opera: "What a role for Siân Davies to make her European debut ! Her “Giusto Ciel” showed the innate colour in her voice, and the final scene showed her stamina.” —Anne Ozorio, Opera Today, June 12, 2013

As Anna Erisso in “Maometto Secondo” with Garsington Opera: "As Anna, it falls to Sian Davies to deliver some hugely impressive performances that carry many of the key emotional scenes.” —Neil Philips, Bucks Free Press, June 11, 2013

As Elcia in “Mosè in Egitto” with New York City Opera: “The soprano Siân Davies, who boasts a penetrating and beautiful voice, triumphed as the devout yet smitten Elcia.” —Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, April 15, 2013

As Elcia in “Mosè in Egitto” with New York City Opera: “The pearly timbre and fastidious musicianship of Siân Davies bring to mind Ruth Ann Swenson, and Davies went from strength to strength in Elcia’s punishing Act II music—a long duet followed by a quartet and a soaring concertato.” —Marion Lignana Rosenberg, The Classical Review, April 15, 2013

As Elcia in “Mosè in Egitto” with New York City Opera: “Siân Davies uses her pure, agile soprano and sculpted phrasing to bring some pathos to Elcia.” —Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2013

 
 

As Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni” with Opera Grand Rapids: “Sian Davies sang with a sterling silver soprano and heartfelt feeling” —Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, MLive, February 9, 2013

As Elcia in “Mosè in Egitto” with Chicago Opera Theatre: “American soprano Sian Davies’ emotionally conflicted Elcia was equal to the heroine’s ornate coloratura flights and darting forays above the staff, as well as the tender lyricism of the love duets with Taylor Stayton’s admirable Osiride. She’s one to watch.” —John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, April 19, 2010

As Elcia in “Mosè in Egitto” with Chicago Opera Theatre: “As Elcia, Siân Davies was persuasive musically and dramatically. Her vocal facility was remarkable from the start, and it was impressive to have such a talent in this unusual work. She already has credit for some major roles in Mozart’s operas, including Elvira in Don Giovanni and has also performed in Handel’s oratorios Messiah and Israel in Egypt. With this production Ms. Davies had the opportunity to explore that rarely heard music, her cabaletta after the death of Osiride. “Tormenti, afanni,” was impressive, especially in the context of its place near the end of the opera. She also brought finesse to her duet with Osiride in the first act, when Elcia is still consumed by her love, and not yet persuaded to forego it in deference to her loyalty to her people and faith in her deity. Her impassioned performance demonstrated all of the conflicts her character experiences in deciding between love and duty.” —James L. Zychowicz, Seen and Heard International, April 23, 2010

As Elcia in “Mosè in Egitto” with Chicago Opera Theatre: “As [Osiride’s] lover Elcia, Sian Davies was on the same level, bringing a touching purity of tone and expressive sensitivity to her aria with chorus La pace mia smarrita, and blending beautifully with Stayton in their duets.” —Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, April 18, 2010