Style: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Voice Teacher
Bio: With over 40 years of professional voice teaching-coaching experience in all areas of musical style to all ages & performance levels, from beginner to career professionals, Davida Kagen, currently maintains a private voice studio in Kenmore, Washington as well as teaching when possible in the homes of clients throughout the Greater Seattle/Eastside region.
Davida, a native Philadelphian, sang for many years as the leading lyric soprano for the Wuppertal Opera (Wuppertaler Bühnen) in Germany and guested at many other major opera houses throughout Europe including Zürich Opera, Deutcher Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Her roles include Constanze in Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, Susanna in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Alcina in Handel’s Alcina, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, as well as over 30 other leading roles. Davida received her musical education and opera training at Temple University in Philadelphia under the late Klara Meyers, private voice lessons for 17 years with renowned master voice teacher, the late Ellen Faull, private instruction with master teacher, the late Eliose Ristad (author of "A Soprano On Her Head") and at the International Opera Studio in Zürich, Switzerland. She has taught singing at Cornish College for the Arts and University of Washington for the theater department's PATP (professional actors training program) and was for 10 1/2 years a voice faculty member of the Western Washington University.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program