Acknowledged for his rolling mellifluous baritone (Opera Today), Nicholas Davis is enjoying success both at home and internationally. In 2014, Mr. Davis became the first American to win first prize in the International Antonín Dvořák singing competition in both the junior and song categories. Mr. Davis’ made his international debut in concert with the National Theatre Prague under the direction of maestro Libor Pešek. Nicholas made his Santa Fe Opera debut in the 2016 season as Jake Wallace in La fanciulla del West and Gregorio in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, and debuted in the role of King Mark in the Chicago Opera Theater production of Frank Martin’s Le Vin Herbé. Most recently, Nicholas has been engaged by, Opera Philadelphia, Michigan Opera Theater, and Lyric Opera of Chicago's Lyric Unlimited. In the 2017-2018 season, Nicholas debuted with Minnesota Opera in Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers and at Seattle Opera in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Noted for his interpretation of song, Nicholas has been awarded both the Dvorak interpretation prize in conjunction with first prize in the song category at the International Antonín Dvořák singing competition and the Kapralova prize at the International Czech Slovak Competition. He has also been awarded the Lola Fletcher award from the American Opera Society of Chicago, a distinguished apprentice award from Santa Fe Opera, and was a 2018 regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Nicholas is an alumnus of the University of Kentucky, the University of Michigan, Brevard Music Center, Des Moines Metro Opera apprentice program, Chicago Opera Theater young artist program, The Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist Program, and the Santa Fe Opera apprentice program. In the upcoming 2018-2019 season, Mr. Davis will be joining Minnesota Opera as a resident artist.