Liisa Dávila, Soprano
Liisa Dávila has gained recognition for her vocal clarity and dazzling coloratura, combined with a richness and depth allowing her to possess a highly desired level of versatility in her work. She was heard recently as the Dew Fairy in Stockton Opera’s delightful production of Hansel and Gretel in January of 2018 and shone as Rosina in Rossini’s Barber of Seville with Townsend Opera the previous fall. In May she will return to Townsend Opera for the role of Micaëla in Carmen. Her other operatic roles include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Violetta in La traviata, Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, and the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon, the story of Cinderella.
Ms. Dávila’s concert work includes performances as a soprano soloist in traditional and contemporary works—Beethoven’s Ninth
Symphony, Mendelssohn’s “Christmas” Cantata (Vom Himmel hoch), Mozart’s C minor Mass and Vesperae solennes de confessore, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Rutter’s Requiem among them—with reputed companies such as the
Auburn Symphony, Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra, Folsom Lake Symphony, Music in the Mountains Orchestra (Grass Valley), and the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra. An advocate of new music, Ms. Dávila premiered the concert role of Shamiram in Ninos and Shamiram by French composer Michel Bosc. She is also an active member of the Synergy Chamber Players, performing innovative chamber concerts throughout the Central Valley.