(b. London, Feb. 27, 1855), mezzo-soprano singer, of Welsh parentage. She w as taught music and singing by her father, an amateur, for over fifty years precentor at his chapel, where she made her first appearance as a singer at the age of 8. On June 12, 1873, she made her debut in public at Brinley Richards's Concert, Hanover Square Rooms. In the same year she gained the Welsh Choral Union Scholarship at the R.A.M., where she studied singing under Randegger, and in 1876 gained the Parepa-Rosa Gold Medal, and in 1877 the Nilsson prize. While a student, on Apr. 8, 1875, she sang with success in public concerts, notably in 1887 at the Philharmonic, on the production in London of the third part of Schumann's ' Faust.' On Jan. 5, 1878, she made her first appearance at the London Ballad Concerts, at which concerts she afterwards sang for many years as principal soprano v o ca list; on Jan. 19, at the Popular Concerts, and in the autumn at the Worcester Festival. On Feb. 5 and Mar. 11, 1880, she sang with the greatest success the part of Margaret on the production in England, in its entirety, under Halle at Manchester, of Berlioz's ' Faust,' and on May 21 and 22 repeated the part under the same conductor at St. James's Hall, and for m any years under him in London, Manchester and elsewhere. In 1881 she sang the part at the Norwich and Huddersfield Festivals, and in 1888 at the Richter Concerts. On Nov. 20, 1886, she sang with success the part of Mary on the production at the Crystal Palace of Berlioz's ' Childhood of Christ.' She was the possessor of a mezzosoprano voice of two octaves and a note from b to c"', of limited power but very sweet, always perfectly produced and of great charm. In 1888 she married William Cadwaladr Davies of the Inner Temple and North W ales Circuit. In 1900 Mrs. Davies finally retired from public life. Since the death of her husband in 1905 she has interested herself in higher education in Wales, wherein he had been very active ; also in the Welsh Folk Musical Society, of which she is president. In 1916 the University of Wales bestowed upon her the degree of Mus.D. (honoris causa). A. c .