Alexis Davis-Hazell, mezzo-soprano, has performed a wide range of repertoire throughout the U.S. and abroad. From Mme. de Croissy of Poulenc’s Dialogue of the Carmelites and Dritte Dame of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, to Frugola of Puccini’s Il Tabarro and the High Priestess of Verdi’s Aida, the Philadelphis native has earned considerable acclaim for her dramatic intensity and musical commitment. She has participated in more than one hundred and twenty performances of Porgy and Bess since 2008 in a variety of capacities, including both U.S. and European tours, and most recently with Cincinnati Opera in July of 2019. She has sung the roles of Maria, Lily and Strawberry Woman in houses throughout Germany, Russia, Poland, Greece, Latvia, Switzerland and North America. Along with the critically acclaimed production of Porgy and Bess, she also performed in Show Boat at San Francisco Opera, both directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by John de Main. She has been a frequent guest of the Arizona Opera, and has also appeared with the Southern Arizona Symphony, Symphony of the Southwest, the Arizona Pro Arte Orchestra, The West Valley Symphony and Utah Festival Opera, where she continues to perform a variety of opera roles. Her concert engagements include contributions to the GRAMMY™ award-winning album Gretchaninov: Passion Week with the Phoenix Chorale, the Mark Hayes Te Deum with the Sing Phoenix! Festival, and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with the Arizona State Symphony. She is currently Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Alabama.