Merola Opera Program to Present ‘An Autumn Afternoon with Raehann Bryce-Davis’

By David Salazar

The Merola Opera Program Virtual Recital Series is set to return this November with a showcase “An Autumn Afternoon with Raehann Bryce-Davis.”

On Nov. 7, 2021, audiences will hear the mezzo-soprano alongside pianist Jeanne-Minette Cilliers as they take on a program that features the world premiere of “I Am Not an Angry Black Woman” by Maria Thompson Corley, German lieder from Brahms, Schumann, Strauss, and Wagner, and music by Margaret Bonds, B.E. Boykin, Ernesto Lecuona, Pablo Luna, and Florence Price.

Bryce-Davis is a 2015 alumna of the Merola Opera Program who will be performing at such opera companies as Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Théâtre du Capitole, The Glimmerglass Festival, LA Opera, Staatstheater Nürnberg, La Monnaie de Munt Konzert und Theater St Gallen, and Teatro alla Scala throughout the 2021-22 season.

Cilliers has performed throughout Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Israel, South Africa, and North America, among many other countries around the world.