"All I've Ever Known"
Artist's website: www.devonysmith.com
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Devony Smith, a California-born mezzo-soprano, is recognized for her “sensual” and “strong” voice, as noted by The New York Times. She possesses a versatile command of both operatic and concert repertoires.
In recent seasons, Devony has expanded her repertoire through notable role debuts. These include her portrayal of the title role in Rossini's "Cenerentola" with Opera
Modesto, her performance as the Rooster in a new orchestral arrangement of "The Cunning Little Vixen" conducted by Fabrice Bollon, which will premiere on the SWR Stuttgart radio and will be released on CD under the Naxos label, and her interpretations as Sesto in "Clemenza di Tito" with Bronx Opera, Maddalena in "Rigoletto" with Boheme Jersey Opera, and Dido in "Dido and Aeneas" at Teatro Commuale di Giuseppe Manini di Narni.
Devony's dedication to fostering collaboration with contemporary composers has resulted in premieres of works by Grammy-award winning composer Jennifer Higdon ("Little River Songs" with LyricFest Philadelphia) and Eve Beglarian ("Farther from the Heart" with Brooklyn Art Song Society). In the upcoming season, she is set to perform as the alto soloist in the premiere of Benjamin Wenzelberg's "Christmas Oratorio" with Lyric Fest in Pennsylvania and will solo in the world premiere of Luna Pearl Woolf's staged oratorio, "Number Our Days," at the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center in New York City with Grammy-nominated choir at Trinity Wall Street.
A champion of concert work, Devony made her Carnegie Hall debut as the alto soloist in Dan Forrest's "Jubilate Deo" with Manhattan Concert Production. She also showcased her talents as the alto soloist in Vivaldi's "Gloria" at Carnegie Hall with MidAmerica Productions. Her association with Carnegie Hall includes participation in the prestigious Song Continues Workshop with Marilyn Horne, Renée Fleming, and Graham Johnson. In 2019, she was featured as a recitalist by Carnegie Hall’s Citywide Concerts through the Marilyn Horne Legacy at Carnegie Hall.
Her concert work extends to collaborations with the Brooklyn Art Song Society, performances at Merkin Concert Hall, and engagements as a Sorel Fellow at Songfest
"'Shames Triple Aria Transformation' [was] performed with dramatic conviction by Devony Smith."