As principal soprano and board member of the New Orleans opera company OperaCreole, FAMIS vocal instructor Eboneé Davis was recently mentioned in a profile on NPR’s Weekend Edition:
“OperaCréole, an opera company founded in New Orleans, is resurrecting music written by local composers of color and others who’ve been left out of the overwhelmingly white, male canon. The company’s latest production, La Flamenca, is by the Creole composer Lucien-Léon Guillaume Lambert, whose father was born in New Orleans.”
Eboneé has been featured as a young artist with EPCASO, the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera, and has appeared on the stage in the roles of Clarice de Noyan in William Grant Still’s Minette Fontaine, as well as the role of Vi in Gershwin’s Blue Monday. She was also featured as both a soloist and chorister with the New Orleans Opera Association in their 2002 production of Porgy and Bess. She subsequently performed with the company as a chorister in their productions of Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci, and La Traviata. Ebonee has also appeared as a soprano soloist in Schubert’s Mass in G, as well as Bach cantata 140 “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.”
Read more about OperaCreole in NPR’s profile.