Catrin Rowenna Davies (Maria), mezzo soprano, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales. She also holds an honors degree in history from McGill University, Montreal, and a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Oxford University. Ms. Davies specializes in Welsh repertoire and twice won the first prize at the North American Festival of Wales. She has also competed “across the pond” at the National Festival in Wales. She has performed locally with Baltimore Opera, as Mrs. Nolan in The Medium; Live Arts Maryland; Annapolis Symphony Orchestra; Opera AACC in the role of Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus; Young Victorian Theatre Company in the roles of the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe, Phoebe in Yeomen of the Guard, Pitti Sing in The Mikado, Constance in The Sorcerer, Hebe in HMS Pinafore, and Tessa in The Gondoliers (among others); and Annapolis Opera, also in the role of Pitti Sing. Ms. Davies performed at Lyric Opera of Cleveland in the role of Peep Bo in The Mikado, and the understudy of Dorabella in Così fan tutte and Meg in Little Women. She has sung chorus for Wolf Trap Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, and was a member of the Baltimore Opera chorus and Baltimore Opera’s educational program. A gifted actress, Ms. Davies is also in demand for straight theater, musical theater and cabarets. At age seven, her very first musical theater role was Gretl in The Sound of Music, and she is delighted to be revisiting this beloved show as Maria!