Peter Graffam Davis (born 1936) is an American opera and classical music critic. He was the classical music critic for the magazine New York for 25 years until forced out in 2007 when the magazine eliminated the post. He also wrote for the New York Times, Musical America, and Opera News among other publications. He is the author of the book, The American Opera Singer.
Davis was born in Concord, Massachusetts and grew up in nearby Lincoln and Cambridge. He graduated from Harvard College in 1958 with a major in music. He then studied composition at the Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik before undertaking further post-graduate work at Columbia University. At Columbia he studied under Jack Beeson and Otto Luening and in 1962 received his M.A. degree in composition. By 1967 he was the music editor of High Fidelity and Musical America as well as the New York music correspondent for The Times of London.
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