Iestyn Davies English countertenor

Iestyn Davies English countertenor Iestyn Davies- countertenor

Iestyn Davies after graduating in Archaeology and Anthropology from St John’s College, Cambridge Iestyn Davies studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Iestyn Davies English countertenor

He has sung Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea/Monteverdi) for Zürich Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Arsace (Partenope/Handel) for New York City Opera; Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Britten) for Houston Grand Opera, English National Opera and The Metropolitan Opera, New York; Apollo (Death in Venice/Britten) for English National Opera and in his house debut at La Scala, Milan; Hamor (Jephtha/Handel) for Welsh National Opera and Opera National de Bordeaux; Steffani’s Niobe at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; his debut at The Metropolitan Opera Unulfo (Rodelinda/Handel) where he has also appeared as Trinculo The Tempest; the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Rinaldo; Bertarido Rodelinda for English National Opera; his debuts at the Opéra Comique and the Munich and Vienna Festivals in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin and the title role Rinaldo for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

In concert he has performed at La Scala, the Concertgebouw, Tonhalle, the Barbican, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Lincoln Centre and the BBC Proms. He has appeared in recital at Carnegie Hall and regularly appears at Wigmore Hall, where he has curated his own Residency.

Recent highlights and future engagements include a theatre project entitled Farinelli and the King at The Globe and subsequently at the Duke of York’s Theatre with Mark Rylance; concerts with the New York Philharmonic; the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, David Saul for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. A European tour of Handel’s Orlando with the English Concert, also a Japanese recital tour debut; he also will make returns to London’s Wigmore Hall and the Salzburg Festival.

A prolific recording artist, Iestyn Davies is the recipient of the 2014 Gramophone Recital Award for his disc Arise, my muse on the Wigmore Live label.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:354154 
Rodelinda {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/2011
Debuts: Iestyn Davies, Moritz Linn
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354164
Rodelinda {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354174
Rodelinda {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354177
Rodelinda {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354184
Rodelinda {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354191 
Rodelinda {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2011
Debut: Matthew Diamond
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354204
Rodelinda {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354601  
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
The Tempest {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/23/2012
Debuts: Thomas Adès, Alek Shrader, Jasmine Catudal, Kym Barrett, Michel Beaulieu, David Leclerc, Crystal Pite
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354607
The Tempest {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/27/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354616
The Tempest {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354620
The Tempest {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/03/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354637
The Tempest {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/06/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354646 
The Tempest {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354655
The Tempest {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354662
The Tempest {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2012
[Met Performance] CID:355060  
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/11/2013
Debuts: Riley Costello, Kiki Porter, Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, Thatcher Pitkoff
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355064
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355075
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/19/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355084
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/23/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355090
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {18}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/26/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355098
A Midsummer Night’s Dream {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356772
United States Premiere
The Exterminating Angel {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/26/2017
Debuts: Tom Cairns, Hildegard Bechtler, Jon Clark,
Tal Yarden, Amir Hosseinpour,
Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Frédéric Antoun,
David Adam Moore, John Irvin, Ian Koziara
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356776
The Exterminating Angel {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/30/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356780
The Exterminating Angel {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/03/2017
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356784
The Exterminating Angel {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/07/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356787
The Exterminating Angel {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356791
The Exterminating Angel {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/14/2017
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356796 
The Exterminating Angel {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/18/2017
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356799
The Exterminating Angel {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/21/2017
[Met Performance] CID:357028
United States Premiere
Marnie {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/19/2018
Debuts; Robert Spano, Marie Te Hapuku, Stacey Tappan, Peabody Southwell,
Gabriel Gurevich, Adrienne Phillips, Lynne Page, Will Liverman
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357029
Marnie {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/22/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357034
Marnie {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/27/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357037
Marnie {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357039
Marnie {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/03/2018
[Met Performance] CID:357045
Marnie {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/07/2018
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357048 
Marnie {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/10/2018
HD Transmission
[Met Performance] CID:357409
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Agrippina {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/06/2020
Debuts: Brenda Rae, Nicholas Tamagna
broadcast/streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357415
Agrippina {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/09/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357418
Agrippina {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357422
Agrippina {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357427
Agrippina {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357430
Agrippina {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357433 
Agrippina {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/29/2020
HD Transmission
[Met Performance] CID:357437
Agrippina {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/03/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357442
Agrippina {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/07/2020

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