Director Profile

Catrin Davies



Catrin Rowenna Davies, director and mezzo soprano, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory in the Graduate Performance Diploma program. Previously, she studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales, where she received and Advanced Diploma in Voice Performance with honors. She has performed recitals in Montreal, Washington D.C., Oxford, Cardiff, Monmouth, and Baltimore. Ms. Davies specializes in Welsh repertoire and won first prize at the North American Festival of Wales in 2002 and 2004. She has also competed at the National Festival in Wales. She has performed with many local groups including the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and Chorale; the Young Victorian Theatre Company in the roles of the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe, Phoebe in Yeomen of the Guard, and Pitti Sing in The Mikado; and Annapolis Opera, also in the role of Pitti Sing. Ms. Davies has also performed with the Lyric Opera of Cleveland in the role of Peep Bo in The Mikado, and the understudy of Dorabella in Così fan tutte and Meg in Little Women. While at Peabody, she was the 2nd Lady and Papagena in a production of Papageno, the Squirrel in L'Enfant et les sortileges, and Mrs. Herring in Albert Herring. Ms. Davies holds an honors degree in history from McGill University, Montreal, and a Master's degree in Women's Studies from Oxford University. She has sung chorus for Wolf Trap Opera and Baltimore Opera, and is currently part of Baltimore Opera's educational program. Her solo oratorio work includes Mozart's Requiem and Bach's Magnificat. In 2006, she performed the role of Constance in The Sorcerer with Young Victorian Theatre Company, and Mrs. Nolan in The Medium with Baltimore Opera. She was also assistant to the director, Garnett Bruce, in Peabody Opera’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. This coming summer, she will return to Young Vic in the role of Hebe in HMS Pinafore, and assistant direct the production.