Blake Davidson

“Blake Davidson stood out from the pack with a ringing, glorious baritone. He displayed exceptional power even in his highest notes and a consistently gorgeous tone.” – Punch Shaw, Fort Worth Star Telegram

At the peak of an extraordinary career, Blake Davidson reigns as one of the kings of the bass-baritone operatic and concert repertoire. With an astounding range, he commands an impressive collection of musical works encompassing virtually every musical style. His versatility, combined with his exceptional musicianship, elegant stage presence, and uncommon dramatical abilities enable him to pursue a broad spectrum of singing roles.

Contact Information:
Blake Davidson

214-686-4166

contact

Bio

Dallas, TX native Blake Davidson is an award-winning singer who has performed all over the world, and whose range of experience includes opera, symphony, and musical theatre.  He received his vocal training at The University of North Texas and has been presented in solo concerts at NYU, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Tokyo Opera House.

Mr. Davidson has sung with the Anchorage Opera, the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Symphony (on whose Christmas CD he is the featured soloist), the Fort Worth Symphony, and The Florida Orchestra. Performances outside the US include New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia and the Filharmonico de Jalisco (Guadalajara, Mexico). Early in his career he was seen off-Broadway at 2nd Stage, and as the ringmaster for the Shrine circus.

Davidson’s awards and nominations include the American Repertoire Award at the Bellini Competition in Sicily, and a Best Actor in a Musical  nomination for the prestigious Leon Rabin Award for his portrayal of Fred/Petruchio in “Kiss Me, Kate”.  He is in demand as soloist and recording artist with many symphonies, most recently the Dallas Symphony “Christmas at the Superpops” concert, and a Beethoven 9th Symphony  with the Corpus Christi Symphony. In December 2019 he was the featured soloist with the San Angelo Symphony in their “Home for the Holidays” Christmas concert, and has been engaged by the Corpus Christi Symphony to be the featured soloist in their July 2021 ‘Christmas in July’ concert.

Mr. Davidson is a producer of, and performer in, the national touring shows “The 3 Redneck Tenors” and “The Tenors of Comedy”, the latter of which was recently featured on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Schedule

2021 PERFORMANCE DATES

AS SOLO ARTIST:

JULY 16th – Music in the Chamber – Frisco, TX
JULY 24th – Corpus Christi Symphony – Corpus Christi, TX

WITH THE 3 REDNECK TENORS:

SEPTEMBER 10th – Waynesboro, VA
SEPTEMBER 11th – Clarksburg, WV
OCTOBER 22nd – Lancaster, CA – Lancaster Performing Arts Center
NOVEMBER 5th & 6th – Hot Springs, AR
DECEMBER 3rd – Evans, GA – Jabez Hardin Auditorium
DECEMBER 5th & 6th – Leesburg, FL – Paul P. Williams Auditorium
(Lake Sumter State College)
DECEMBER 11th – Albany, MN
DECEMBER 18th – Bridgewater, VA – The Sipe Center

2022 PERFORMANCE DATES

WITH THE 3 REDNECK TENORS:

April 9th – Holstein, IA – Rosemary Clausen Center for Performing Arts

WITH THE TENORS OF COMEDY:

FEBRUARY 9th – Harlingen, TX
FEBRUARY 10th – Weslaco, TX
FEBRUARY 11th – Harlingen
FEBRUARY 12th- San Benito, TX
FEBRUARY 13th – Donna, TX
MARCH 18th – Buckeye, AZ
MARCH 19th – Florence, AZ
MARCH 26th – Goodyear, AZ
APRIL 2nd – Hudson, FL

Acclaim

The Dallas Morning News
Feel the Rhythm!, Voices Intimae
“Blake Davidson’s outgoing manner was allied to an attractively brassy baritone.”
– Scott Cantrell, DALLAS MORNING NEWS

The Dallas Morning News
H.M.S. Pinafore (Bill Bobstay), The Living Opera
“Actually, the Living Opera has a fine bunch of singers. Blake Davidson’s Bill Bobstay is a standout, with a particularly powerful and well-formed voice.”
– Scott Cantrell, DALLAS MORNING NEWS

The Dallas Morning News
Man of La Mancha (The Duke/Dr. Carrasco), Casa Manana
“Blake Davidson as the doctor . . . provides some of the show’s best singing.”
– Lawson Taitte, DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Dallas Observer
Evita (Juan Peron), Lyric Stage
“Davidson’s lush voice and sharp acting skills made his performance bounce.”
– Elaine Liner, THE DALLAS OBSERVER

International Composer
Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall) concert
“The marvelous American baritone Blake Davidson gave his wonderful stage presence and rich, house-filling voice to Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Soliloquy” from Carousel. He is a splendid performer who brings a great dignity and maturity that goes beyond his still relatively few years. As he grows as an artist, I will not be at all surprised to see him join the ranks of such great singers as Thomas Hampson or William Sharp.”
– Jeffrey James, Editor, INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER

New Zealand Herald
Pagliacci (Tonio), Auckland Philharmonia
Auckland, NZ

“The two Americans impressed . . . Blake Davidson, as Tonio, putting the Prologue across with the same pizzazz that one might expect from a baritone who has Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Soliloquy’ under his belt.”
– William Dart, THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD

St Petersburg Times
Rodgers and Hammerstein Tribute, The Florida Orchestra
Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, FL

“Davidson . . . has a tour de force in ‘Soliloquy.'”
– John Fleming, ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

Fort Worth Star
The Best of Broadway, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Forth Worth, Texas

“Davidson just about brought the house down with ‘Ol’ Man River’.”
– Punch Shaw, FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM

The Dallas Morning News
Tribute to Richard Rodgers, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas, Texas

“Mr. Davidson would probably win the Mr. Personality award, his ‘Soliloquy’ from Carousel glowed with life.”
– Olin Chislm, DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Fort Worth Star
Broadway!, Dallas Symphony Pops
Dallas, Texas

“Blake Davidson stood out from the pack with a ringing, glorious baritone. He displayed exceptional power even in his highest notes and a consistently gorgeous tone.”
– Punch Shaw, FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM

The Dallas Morning News
“Dallas Christmas Gala” CD recording
Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

“The high points . . . are Blake Davidson’s solos, his baritone as warm and rich as plum pudding.”
– Scott Cantrell, DALLAS MORNING NEWS