Soprano Ilana Davidson enjoys the concert, recital, and opera repertoire spanning Renaissance and Baroque style to the 21st century. Recent highlights include Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall performances of Mona Lisa (Von Schillings), Der Diktator (Krenek), and Songs From Jewish Folk Poetry (Shostakovich) with the American Symphony Orchestra and TON, a debut with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra as Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Keith Lockhart at the Brevard Music Festival.
Ms. Davidson has performed lead roles with the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Florida Grand Opera, Nationale Reisopera, Vlaamse Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Berkshire Choral Festival, Harrisburg Symphony, Duke Chapel, Bellingham Music Festival, Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Krenek Festival Vienna, Innsbruck Early Music Festival and the Schwetzingen Festspiele.
Ilana has been featured on several commercial recordings including the works of Bolcom, Krenek, Weill, Zorn, Britten, and Elwood.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Ilana used her time to explore new repertoire and create a home recording studio to explore new mediums for communicating her voice, new sounds, and familiar repertoire. This summer Ilana was awarded a Bronx Council On The Arts award to produce Dowland and Shakespeare recital programmed for the upcoming season.
Ilana received a Master of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and received an undergraduate degree in Voice Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. Ilana is the artistic director of ClassicalCafé, a music series dedicated to bringing chamber music to intimate settings.