Recent Reviews on Medea

Naples Daily News: 3/21/2011:
“Opera singer Joy Davidson puts her sonorous voice to good use; garbed in a black cloak and hobbling on a cane, she sweeps the audience into the play from the opening moments of the Nurse’s monologue. The play’s best scene features Davidson gasping out the result of Medea’s scheme to poison Jason’s new wife. Friday night’s audience gasped in horror at the tale – such is the power of her storytelling. Don’t miss Joy Davidson’s withering words as the Nurse.” (Chris Silk)

Naples Florida Weekly: 3/31/2011: ” Joy Davidson, as the highly dramatic Nurse, is one of the production’s highlights. (Audiences might remember her one-woman show as Maria Callas at the Phil.) Hunched over her wooden staff, her character initially sets the scene for the audience and then tries to stop the inevitable from happening. Her role is distinctive.” (Nancy Stetson)

News Press (Ft. Myers): 3/23/2011: “MEDEA features a second strong female character – the nurse who tries to reason Medea back from her bloody destiny. I don’t know where Taylor found Joy Davidson, a retired mezzo-soprano who has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and done solo shows as diva Maria Callas. She is a marvel of precise speech and compressed emotions. Here’s hoping we see more of her.” ( Drew Sterwald)

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About Joy Davidson

Joy Davidson, mezzo-soprano, began her career with a professional debut in Rossini’s Cenerentola with Greater Miami Opera and went on to sing 45 roles throughout Europe and North America. Since her retirement from the operatic and concert stage, Joy has returned to the theatre with performances as Maria Callas in MASTER CLASS (Terrance McNally) and two one woman dramas: MARIA: The Life and Loves of Maria Callas (Alma H. Bond) and ALICE: An Evening with the Tart-Tongued Alice Roosevelt Longworth (Kitty Felde). Recent performances of these plays have been at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida, the Kravis/Rinker Center for the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL and Colorado State University in conjunction with Opera Fort Collins. ALICE sold out 5 performances at the Capital Fringe Festival, Washington D.C. July, 2011. Miss Davidson garnered rave reviews for her performance as the NURSE in MEDEA (Euripedes/Jeffers) for Theatre Conspiracy in March 2011. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presented Miss Davidson in another one-woman tour de force, TEA AT FIVE (Matthew Lombardo), which captures the fiery spirit of Katharine Hepburn, March 11, 12, 2012.