Mezzo-soprano Lucy Hayes Davis is pleased to call Halifax home. Lucy returned to Nova Scotia in 2007 after pursuing intensive voice pedagogy studies with Dr. Scott McCoy and Marvin Keenze at Westminster Choir College, where she completed a Masters degree. Lucy went on to further operatic studies at the Hartt School joining the voice faculty there in 2001. In addition to maintaining a large voice studio, she taught all of the diction courses and a voice class for students majoring in Music Education. In Nova Scotia Lucy has taught voice at Dalhousie and Acadia Universities as well as Lyric Diction, Voice Pedagogy and Voice Clinics for students in the Dalhousie acting program.
She acts as music director for the Elementary and Junior Broadway Company Players, Lucy will return for her seventh year as a vocal coach for the Halifax Summer Opera Festival in 2021. Lucy will also be returning as vocal coach in the summer for the 2021 season of Opera from Scratch. Lucy is also an active adjudicator and clinician.
Her operatic roles include Dorabella in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte,” the Witch from Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretal,” Zita from Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi,” Marcellina from Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro,” the Old Lady from Bernstein’s “Candide,” and the Mother from Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” In spring 2013 she sang the role of Frederica in Verdi’s Luisa Miller for Opera Nova Scotia. Lucy and her husband, Jason Davis were Musicians in Residence for the St. Cecilia Series’ 2013/14 season.
As a teacher, Lucy has voice students that have been accepted in both undergraduate and graduate programs across Canada and the United States. Her students consistently place high in music festivals and have won many talent-based scholarships.