First photo by Dario Acosta; next two photos by Rachael Laurin
During the 2023-24 season, lyric coloratura mezzo-soprano Megan Moore makes her Seattle Opera debut singing Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia; reprises her portrayal of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni in a return to San Diego Opera; and returns to Opera Theater of Saint Louis debuting the role of Sesto in Handel’s Julius Caesar. Additional highlights include joining the Santa Fe Opera for an evening at the Guggenheim Museum for “Works & Process” presenting excerpts from Gregory Spears’ The Righteous, and touring with Les Musiciens du Louvre in France and Spain in performances of Die Fledermaus covering the role of Orlofsky. Concert appearances include an engagement with the Reno Chamber Orchestra and an evening with Steven Blier’s New York Festival of Song. She will make recital appearances with pianist Francesco Barfoed in Virginia, New York, and at the Boulanger International Voice-Piano Competition in Paris.
Last season, Ms. Moore returned to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the role of Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites; joined Opera Philadelphia covering the roles of Desdemona and Emilia in Rossini’s Otello; participated in Plácido Domingo’s world-famous singing competition Operalia in Riga, Latvia; debuted with the Seattle Symphony singing the roles of Little Prince and Princess Miaoyin in performances of Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion, with additional performances at Teatro Comunale (Modena, Italy) and Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi, UAE); made a house and role debut with San Diego Opera singing La Zelatrice in Suor Angelica and La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi; performed the title role in Gluck’s Orfeo with Orchestra of the Triangle; created the role of Michele in a workshop of The Righteous, composed by Gregory Spears and libretto by Tracy K. Smith, for the Santa Fe Opera; and returned to the role of Dorabella in Così fan tutte for her company debut at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. She made recital appearances in Baltimore and New York City, in addition to a tour of several cities in Iowa. She teamed up with pianist Francesco Barfoed to perform at St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church as part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide series. Concert engagements included appearances at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall for Bach’s cantata Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind, and the Gaillard Center in December for the Charleston Symphony’s annual Holiday Pops! concert.
Ms. Moore is co-founder of Lynx Project, which amplifies diverse voices through new song commissions, inclusive concerts, and educational programming. Since its founding five years ago, Lynx Project has commissioned over four hours of new music through its Amplify Series, which sets texts by youth with non-verbal autism.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Moore received her training at Miami University, Eastman School of Music, Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, and The Juilliard School. More info at meganmooremezzo.com.
Megan Moore performed with The Orchestra Now on September 30, 2023.
Bio: Sep 2023