Garrie DAVISLIM   Tenor


"Garrie Davislim sang agile and vocally beautiful duke, who scores above all with his exemplary Legato."

The versatile artist lately knew huge successes at the Münster Theatre as DON CARLO, GUSTAVO, PINKERTON, the PRINCE in 'The Love For The 3 Oranges', EDWIN in 'Die Czardasfürstin', MACHEATH in “Die Dreigroschenoper” and in the title part of CANDIDE. In the season 2021/2022 he portrays RODOLFO in ‘La Bohème’ at the Bielefeld Theatre. Before, he had guest performances at the Dresden State Operetta as ROSILLON in 'Die Lustige Witwe'. In 2018 he was ASTROMONTE in concert performances of 'Der Stein der Weisen' and succeeded as

He enjoyed great success with his role interpretation of RICCARDO in Verdi's 'Un ballo in maschera' at the Rostock Popular Theatre, where he was already seen as DON OTTAVIO and as CONDULMIERO in Rossini's 'Maometto Secondo' under the musical direction of Maestro David Parry. He had guest performances at the Vienna Volksoper as CARAMELLO in Strauß' 'Eine Nacht in Venedig' and as PANG in 'Turandot'. In summer 2016 he was STEFAN KOLTAY in 'Victoria und ihr Husar' at the Mörbisch Lake Festival .

Further guest performances brought the good-looking tenor to the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Weimar National Theatre, the Dresden State Operetta and to the Kassel State Theatre. His large repertoire includes parts such as PINKERTON (Madama Butterfly), IL DUCA (Rigoletto), ALFREDO (La Traviata), RODOLFO (La bohème), TAMINO (Die Zauberflöte), FERRANDO (Cosi fan tutte), ERNESTO (Don Pasquale), FENTON (Falstaff), PANG (Turandot), ACIS (Acis and Galatea), the STEERSMAN (Der Fliegender Holländer) and TITO.

Der Australian-Irish tenor studied in Melbourne at the Victorian College of the Arts and at the renowned National Opera Studio („Opera Foundation Australia Covent Garden National Opera Studio Award“ 1998) in London. As winner of the "Italian Opera Award“ of the Opera Foundation Australia (2000) he was able to complete his studies in Rome and Florence. He studied voice with Franco Pagliazzi, (Florence), Robert Dean (London), K.S. Hilde Rössl- Majdan (Vienna) and Prof. Gudrun Fischer (Weimar).

Garrie Davislim works with well-known producers such as Jasmin Solfaghari, Jan Richard Kehl, Alexander Schulin, John Copley and Philippe Arlaud. Apart from his convincing vocal and dramatic stage operations, The tenor is also very much in demand as a concert singer in Europe and Australia. He sang in concert and opera productions under the musical direction of famous conductors such as Alfred Eschwé, Guido Mancusi, Marcus Bosch, Christopher Hogwood, Thomas Hengelbrock, Niklas Willén, Dorian Wilson, Peter Kennel and David Parry. Furthermore, he successfully performed with the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne, the Northern German Philharmonic Orchestra Rostock, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrucken, the Berlin Concert Choir and Orchestra, the Munich and Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Europe, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Victoria State Orchestra.

In 2020 Garrie Davislim is the 3rd JEW in a new production »Salome« at the Scala di Milano

"...and Garrie Davislim as beautifully voiced steersman emitted yourthful glaze" Opernglas


Theater Münster - Der Schmied von Gent - SMEE
"His cunning, rather dodgy opponent Garrie Davislim as Slimbroek is also brilliant."
"Smee’s rival Slimbroek was sung by Garrie Davislim, not with a noble tenor voice like we heard in Parsifal in Bayreuth, but with a mocking timbre, when he makes fun of Smee’s misery, while convincingly paying the boozer."
Online Merker
Stadttheater Bielefeld - La Bohème – RODOLFO
"Another guest was Garrie Davislim; with glaze and rage in his voice, he sings himself ( and others!) through this magnificent evening, taking his friends by their shoulders, honestly talking to them, looking them in the eye: Come on my friend, play! This is our lifelong dream!"
OPERNWELT 03/22, Arno Lücker
"Garrie Davislim in the part of Rodolfo also earned great public acclaim. He also had jumped in on this evening for an indisposed colleague and saved the scheduled Bielefeld premiere. He sang his well-known aria „Che gelida manina…“ with lots of emotion and glaze in his voice , which is secure in the high registers. The audience thanked him with spontaneous applause. Also in the further course of the opera, his portrayal of Rodolfo was convincing, both vocally and dramatically, touching and full of enthusiasm."
"Furthermore, the soloist’s line-up succeeded in creating numerous highlights. The shortly before engaged guest Shelly Jackson and Garrie Davislim as Mimi and Rodolfo are a top level dream couple. Garrie Davislim convinces as love-glowing, yearning Rodolfo with melodious glaze in his voice. …. In their duets Shelly Jackson and Garrie Davislim perfectly harmonize and therefor create one musical highlight after the other."
"Garrie Davislim, who had also jumped in for an indisposed colleague can easily compete with her. Sparing overly ostentatious, tenoral virility, he rather gave an introvert protagonist sung with delicately shading colors. "
Christoph Guddorf
Theater Münster - Candide - CANDIDE
"In the title role we could see and hear Garrie Davslim. With his velvet-like middle voice, maybe some slightly too shallow heights and a very present piano, he gave a humorous interpretation of the role."
M. Lode-Gerke, Das Opernglas , Oktober 2021
Theater Münster – Die Liebe zu den 3 Orangen - PRINZ
"Not only played Garrie Davislim the role of the Prince with enthusiasm, he also succeeded in showing the extent of his tenoral abilities: whiny as sick man ( also when he only used his whiling voice alone), precise in the long bursts of laughter with Prokoviev’s terce main motif from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Finally, he brilliantly caricatured the helden tenoral outbursts in the love duet with Ninetta."
Online Merker, Sigi Brockmann, 7. April 2019
Theater Münster - Street Scene – SAM KAPLAN
"Tenor Garrie Davislim in the role of Sam Kaplan, who’s in love with Rose, apologized for being indisposed. However, one could hardly tell he was – Maybe he succeeds in singing the style mixture even better in full strength. "
Theater Münster – Madama Butterfly - PINKERTON
" Tenor Garrie Davislim (Pinkerton) succeeds in keeping up with Isene’s vocal power. Together they celebrate the duet „Vogliatemi bene, un bene piccolino“. "
Westfälische Nachrichten
Innsbruck Theatre - Der Stein der Weisen - ASTROMONTE
" The well-balanced singer ensemble of the Innsbruck Theatre brought an excellent performance. With lyrical voice and an imposing “divine* appearance, the Australian lyrical tenor Garrie Davislim sang the protective god Astromonte. "
Online Merker
Theater Münster – DON CARLOS
" In the title role the brilliant Garrie Davislim with his light timbred tenor voice,which is strong even in the peaks but also capable to sing a restrained "
Sigi Brockmann
"In this four- acts version of the opera, the title hero sees himself confronted with a lot of singing, but not the most effective songs ( these are sung by the lower voices): the new tenor oft he house, Garrie Davislim makes a virtue of necessity and variationally sings with his homogeneously trained voice without showing off. "
"Garrie Davislim sings Don Carlo with a powerful tenor voice "
Rostock Popular Theatre - Un ballo in maschera - RICCARDO
"Garrie Davislim, whose particular favourite is an emotive, cantabile line portrayed the daring love-addict Riccardowith high tenoral competitiveness. "
Neues Deutschland 2015
"On the other hand the stars of the Rostock ensemble e.g. Garrie Davislim as the bon vivant Riccardo had no trouble at all to set some musical highlights. He succeeded with tenoal "
Ostseezeitung 2015
Vienna Popular Opera- Eine Nacht in Venedig - CARAMELLO
"The opera was sung within the limits of the expected and beyond, (...) two tenors Thomas Paul as Duke and Garrie Davislim as Caramello presented cponsiderable performances. "
Bachtrack 2014
Vienna Popular Opera - Turandot - PANG
"The best ministers were aso role newcomers (...) and Garrie Davislim as Pang. (...) All three of them were simply fantastic. Their singing was perfectly harmonious and they splendidly followed the dramaturgical instructions. These mere 3 gentlemen were worth visiting the performance."
Online Merker 2014
Rostock Popular Theatre - La Boheme - RODOLFO
"As Rodolfo, impressive at the Premiere performance, Garrie Davislim, with an engaging and intelligently crafted interpretation... succeeded Davislim with intensive creative power an enthralling analysis of the part, always malleable with the articulation and with secure and flawless high-notes."
Coburger Tageblatt
Rostock Popular Theatre - Der Barbier von Sevilla - ALMAVIVA
"Garrie Davislim as Almaviva, is precise and secure in all details of his coluratura."
Opernglas 2012
Theater Münster - Das Leben des Orest - AEGISTH
Theater Münster - Das Leben des Orest - AEGISTH
Theater Münster - Don Carlo – DON CARLO
(Photo: Oliver Berg)
Theater Münster - Madame Butterfly – PINKERTON
(Photo: Oliver Berg)
Theater Münster - Street Scene – SAM KAPLAN
Theater Münster – DON CARLOS
Volkstheater Rostock - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Volkstheater Rostock - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Volkstheater Rostock- Un ballo in maschera - RICCARDO
Volkstheater Rostock - Die Zauberflöte - TAMINO