Michael Phillip Davis
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Die Zauberflöte, Westminster Opera Theatre, Princeton
“Masterfully directed.” - Cori Ellison (Facebook post)

Die Zauberflöte, Connecticut Lyric Opera
"skillfully directed by Michael Philip Davis" - Larry Kellum (online)

Spellbinding… high-quality opera that was sophisticated, both musically and dramatically.”
- The Bent Nail

L'Elisir d’Amore, Connecticut Lyric Opera
“Lyric Opera stays on the upswing with a winning 'L'Elisir.’ Musically and comically satisfying performance … The direction by Michael Philip Davis [let] the music flow and the … comic characters succeed.” Lyric Opera stays on the upswing with a winning 'L'Elisir.
- The Day (New London, CT)

La Coupe et les Lèvres, (World Premiere) Kaye Playhouse, New York
“ … pluck, audacity and imagination.”
- City Arts, New York

Gianni Schicchi, Catskill Summer Music Festival
“… an utter delight …. Michael Philip Davis directed with fine flow … The bravos nearly hit the ceiling.- Registerstar.com

“… richness beyond what anyone expected — unless you are at one of the world’s top Opera Houses." - Art Times

Yours, Anne, New York State Theatre Institute
Powerful Stuff… You'll be weeping for what man can and still does to man.”
- Albany Times Union

First-rate production ... ... Tears stood in my eyes ....” - Schenectady Daily Gazette

“… a beautiful work ... mesmerized by the production ...Michael Philip Davis ... nurses delicate performances from the entire cast.” - Troy Record

“… deepens the tragedy, poignancy and even hope …. Director Michael Philip Davis gains the full measure of the libretto and the music in his staging …. - Ravena News Herald

There is no other word but ‘beautiful’ for NYSTI’s production of Yours, Anne under the direction of Michael Philip Davis.” - gailsez.org

Il Tabarro, California Opera Association
“Stage director Michael Philip Davis coaxed a real feeling of intensity and passion from his mostly young performers … a wonderful learning and teaching opportunity for everyone involved.” - Fresno Bee

Trouble in Tahiti, TodiMusicFest
“Strong staging from director Michael Philip Davis … fascinating and endearing.”
- The Virginian-Pilot

La Tragédie de Carmen, TodiMusicFest
"Carmen leap for music fest … Gritty and intense ... Stage director Michael Philip Davis ... adding depth to their portrayals... Top Picks of 2006" - The Virginian-Pilot

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