Artists biographies
Steve Davislim

The Australian Tenor Steve Davislim began his musical training as a horn player and studied voice at the Victorian College of the Arts with Dame Joan Hammond. He then also studied with Gösta Winbergh, Ileana Cotrubas, Luigi Alva and attended Irwin Gage’s Lieder class.

Steve Davislim began his professional career as an ensemble member of the Zurich Opera, where his numerous roles included Almaviva/Il barbiere di Siviglia, Steersman/Der fliegende Holländer, Camille/Die lustige Witwe, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, The Painter/Lulu under Franz Welser-Möst, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni and Ferrando/Così fan tutte with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Der Prinz in Heinz Holliger’s Schneewittchen.

Engaged at the most prestigious opera theatres and concert venues world-wide, he has appeared at the State Opera Berlin (Almaviva), State Opera Vienna (Tamino), Hamburg Opera (Lensky/”Onegin”, Tom/”The Rake’s Progress”, Almaviva), Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Fenton/”Falstaff”), The Australian Opera in Sydney (Don Ottavio, Lensky, David/”Die Meistersinger”), at the Chatelet Paris in the title role in Weber’s Oberon, Lyric Opera Chicago (Jacquino/”Fidelio”) under Christoph von Dohnanyi, Pedrillo/”Die Entführung” at the Met and with the Semperoper Dresden as Tom in “The Rake’s Progress”.

A turning point in his career was his interpretation of Idomeneo at the opening of La Scala di Milano in December 2005 under Daniel Harding. He was subsequently invited back to La Scala in 2007 to sing the title role in the world premiere of “Teneke” by Fabio Vacchi under Roberto Abbado and sang in concerts there in 2010 and the role of Tamino/”Zauberflöte” in 2011.

Davislim also performed a much acclaimed Görge in Zemlinsky's “Traumgörge” in the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Steve Davislim has performed with the most prestigious orchestras in the Europe, Australia and the US.

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Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2011

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2008