Limestone University will resume its Guest Artist Concert Series on Tuesday, Jan. 26, when vocalist Ashley West-Davis performs at Fullerton Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m.
West-Davis, a mezzo-soprano, will be performing opera, art song, and musical theatre selections. She will be accompanied by Limestone University Professor of Music Dr. David Thompson.
Admission to the concert is free and the public is invited to attend. All COVID-19 protocols, as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be followed. Face masks will be required, and seating will be limited.
A South Carolina-based performer and voice teacher, West-Davis made her Opera Carolina debut as an apparition in Verdi’s Macbeth at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. This season, she joins Opera Carolina again as a soloist and Core Chorister. She has also appeared as a soloist with The Lubbock Chorale, the Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra, La Musica Lirica, and Operafestival di Roma. As a Young Artist with Manhattan Opera Studio, she sang in concerts at the National Opera Center and Carnegie Hall.
Favorite opera roles for West-Davis include Baba (The Medium), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), and Olga Kromow (The Merry Widow). Equally at home in musical theatre, she has played Truly Scrumptious (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Wendla Bergmann (Spring Awakening), Queen Aggravain (Once Upon a Mattress), Lucy Van Pelt (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown), and Alice Beane (Titanic: A New Musical).
West-Davis is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Music at Winthrop University, where she teaches Voice Methods and Applied Voice lessons. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance from Texas Tech University, a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from New York University: Steinhardt, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Musical Theatre) from Coker College.