Steve Davislim Tenor
The Australian Tenor began his musical training as a Horn player and studied voice at the Victorian College of the Arts with Dame Joan Hammod. He has also studied with Gösta Winbergh, Neil Shicoff and Luigi Alva, attended Irwin Gage's Lieder class and the International Opera Studio in Zurich. In Australia he was awarded twice the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award and the Australia Council Overseas Study Grant.
After attending the Opernstudio of the Zurich Opera, Steve Davislim started his career as an ensemble member of the Zurich Opera, where he sang among other roles Almaviva/Il barbiere di Siviglia with Nello Santi, Paolino/Matrimonio segreto, Steersman/The flying Dutchman, Camille/The merry widow, Tamino as well as Maler/Lulu under Franz Welser-Möst, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni and Ferrando/Cosi fan tutte with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Prinz in Heinz Holliger's Schnneewittchen.
Important appearances include Almaviva in the German State-Opera Berlin, Almaviva and Tom Rakwell/The Rake's Progress in Hamburg, Fenton/Falstaff at the Royal Opera-London, Orfeo by Haydn at the Schwetzinger Festspiele, Tamino at the Ludwigsburg Festival, Don Ottavio in Sydney and in Naples, Tamino, Belmonte, Die lustige Witwe and Tom Rakwell in the Volksopera-Vienna, Cosi fan tutte in Helsinki, Oberon by C.M. von Weber in Paris (Châtelet), Caen and London Barbican with a recording for DECCA, as Pong/Turandot at the Salzburg Festival 2002. In 2003 he sang Lenski in Eugen Onegin and David/Meistersinger at the Sydney Opera.
In 2005 the artist made his debut at Chicago Lyric Opera as Jacquino/Fidelio with Ch. von Dohnanyi, sang Tom Rakwell in The Rake's Progress in Dresden, Lucarnio in Händel's Ariodante in Barcelona and Belmonte at the Schleswig Holstein Festival 2006 as well as Tamino in Naples.2007 statrted with Lensky in Hamburg and a much acclaimed Görge in Zemlinsky's Traumgörge in Berlin. In April 2008 the artist made his debut in Entführung aus dem Serail at the MET and in 2009 in Chicago and sang in Händel's Il trionfo del tempo in Madrid. In May 2009 he sang with great personal success in Baden-Baden his first Max in Weber's Freischütz. A turning point in his career was the interpretation of Idomeneo at the opening of La Scala di Milano in December 2005, conductor of this very successful Première was Daniel Harding. Again at La Scala he sang in 2007 in Fabio Vacchi's Teneke, world creation with R. Abbado.
Steve Davislim has already performed with the most prestigious orchestras in Europe, the US and Australia and has worked with such esteemed conductors as Yuri Ahronovitch, Gary Bertini, Sir Colin Davis, Rafaele Frühbeck de Burgos, Adam Fischer, John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Michael Gielen, Alan Gilbert, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bernard Haitink,Thomas Hengelbrock, René Jacobs, Armin Jordan, Simone Young, Lorin Maazel,Charles Mackerras, Marc Minkowski, Roger Norrington, Antonio Pappano, Michel Plasson, Riccardo Chailly, Marcello Viotti, Franz Welser-Möst, Philippe Herreweghe and David Zinman.
His recordings include: Brahms Rinaldo for EMI with Michel Plasson and the Dresden Philharmonie, Bach cantatas with John Eliot Gardiner for DGG, Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives and Mozart's Requiem for Opus 111, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Haydn's Creation (Schöpfung) for harmonia mundi France, Holliger's Schneewittchen for ECM, Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 with David Zinman for Arte Nova and a solo album of Richard Strauss orchestra songs with Simone Young and the State orchestra of Victoria for MELBA, Lotario by Händel with Alan Curtis, also with A.Curtis Grimoaldo in Händel's Rodelina for DGG, also for DGG Mozart Requiem with Christien Thieleman, Le vin herbé by Frank Martin for harmonia mundi, A child of our time by Tippett with Colin Davis for LSO live label, Julietta by Martinu with Ch. Mackerras for SUPRAPHON, Britten Folksong with S. Young for MELBA, Future projects: Beethoven 9 in Sevilla, Den Haag and with J.E. Gardiner on tour, Max in Freischütz at the Lucerne Festival (Hengelbrock), Walpurgisnacht in Zurich, Elijah in Munich, concerts with P. Boulez in Vienna, The Creation in Australia, Spain, Faust-Szenen in Leipzig, concerts with P. Boulez in Vienna, Idomeneo at La Scala, Milan and with Th. Hengelbrock on tour (Berlin, London, Hamburg, Munich), L'arbore di Diana in Barcelona, concerts in Torino, Amsterdam, Freiburg, Julietta by Matinu with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.