Aundi Marie Moore (soprano)
Aundi Marie Moore is quickly establishing herself as one of America's leading young sopranos. The Washington Post hails her as possessing a voice of clarion beauty. Ms. Moore has received high accolades from audiences and critics alike, both in the United States and internationally.
Engagements during the 2011-12 season included performances as Young African American Soprano in RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY with Virginia Opera in Richmond, Virginia, and in Austin, Texas.
Engagements for Ms. Moore during the 2010-11 season included Serena in PORGY AND BESS with Atlanta Opera, the Countess in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Baltimore Concert Opera, and Young African American Soprano in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordons.
Engagements during the 2009-10 season included Nedda in PAGLIACCI with Sarasota Opera, Serena in PORGY AND BESS with Virginia Opera, and Donna Elvira in DON GIOVANNI with the Ashlawn Music Festival. Concert engagements included OPERA GALAS with both the International Music Festival Maputo and the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival. Also during the 2009-10 season, Ms. Moore appeared as a featured soloist at the Baltimore Orioles versus the New York Yankees baseball game on September 20, 2009. Additional credits during the 2009-10 season included first place in the Anna Dipanni Bel Canto Voice Competition, and the Sullivan Foundation Encouragement Award.
Engagements during the 2008-09 season included educational performances as Jo in the world premiere of LET FREEDOM SING: THE MARIAN ANDERSON STORY, sponsored by the Washington National Opera and the Washington Performing Arts Society. On April 6, 2009, Ms. Moore sang God Bless America for the Baltimore Orioles versus the New York Yankees opening game, which marked Opening Day of the 2009 Major League Baseball season. Concert engagements during the 2008-09 season included MESSIAH with the Virginia Symphony, as well as a GALA CONCERT for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C. Also during the 2008-09 season, Ms. Moore was chosen as a finalist in Operalia (Plácido Domingos internationally renowned world-opera competition), and was named first-place winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the District of Puerto Rico, first-place winner of the YPO (Young Patronesses of the Opera Guild) Florida Grand Opera Voice Competition, and first-place winner of the Vocal Arts Society of Washington D.C. Competition.
As an alumna of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program with Washington National Opera, Ms. Moore has had the opportunity to perform a variety of roles, including Nella in GIANNI SCHICCHI, Fiordiligi in COSĚ FAN TUTTE, the Mother in HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, Wanda (cover) in SOPHIES CHOICE, Lady in Waiting in MACBETH, Fifth Maid in ELEKTRA under the baton of Maestro Heinz Fricke, and Donna Elvira in DON GIOVANNI under the baton of Maestro Plácido Domingo. In February of 2008, Ms. Moore traveled to Monaco to make her international debut reprising the role of Donna Elvira in DON GIOVANNI with LOpéra de Monte Carlo. In addition to Washington National Opera, she has participated with the Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program, Cento Studi Lirica, and La Musica Lirica.
Ms. Moore excels in the concert repertoire as well. She recently sang Samuel Barbers KNOXVILLE: SUMMER OF 1915 with the New World Symphony under the baton of Maestro Steven Jarvi in Miami, Florida. In December of 2007, she was the featured soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in their CHRISTMAS POPS concert with Marvin Hamlisch conducting. During this concert, Ms. Moore was the first to debut Hamlischs new original composition entitled Chanuka Lights, for which she received rave reviews from NBC4.com: Moore's powerful voice and graceful stage presence made a lasting impact
In addition to her successes as an opera and concert artist, Ms. Moore has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards: from the National Opera Association, the Bel Canto Vocal Competition, the West Palm Beach Opera Competition, the Rocca della Macie International Voice Competition, the Florida Grand Voice Competition, and the Leontyne Price Vocal Competition. Ms. Moore completed her Masters of Music degree at the University of Michigan and her Bachelors of Music degree at George Mason University. She participated in the first season of the Salzburg Music Festival Young Artist Program in 2008, and covered the roles of Donna Anna in DON GIOVANNI and the title role in RUSALKA with the Salzburg Music Festival. Also with the Salzburg Music Festival 2008, Ms. Moore appeared as featured soloist in a GALA CONCERT conducted by Maestro Ivor Bolton. She is increasingly recognized as an emerging artist of great distinction.