SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW
"...theatrical spark & attractive mezzo timbre..."
Mezzo-soprano Megan Moore, currently completing her Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School, is quickly making waves as a young artist of versatility and depth. In the 2019-2020 season Megan was a prize winner at the Gerda Lissner Lieder & Song Competition, and was praised by OperaWire for her “undeniable sex appeal” and “strength as an actress” for her appearance as Doraballa in Così fan tutte at Juilliard.
Acclaimed for her Rossini interpretations, "elegant vocal gymnastics," and "rapid-fire coloratura", Megan's signature roles include Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and the title role in La Cenerentola. In the summer of 2020 she looks forward to reprising the role of Rosina as she makes her debut as an Apprentice Artist with The Santa Fe Opera in what will be her fourth production of Barbiere. Among highlights of the 2020-2021 season will be a reprisal of the title role in La Cenerentola, this time with Annapolis Opera.
Her signature vocal agility also shines in baroque repertoire. Megan was recently seen in the trouser role of Arsamene in Haymarket Opera Company's historically-staged production of Serse, as well as in concert performing Purcell and Handel excerpts in concert with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. Equally at home with a long bel canto line, she also recently sang the leading role of Costanza in Haydn's L'isola disabitata with Opera Naples under the baton of Ramon Tebar.
Recognized for her fiery stage presence and compelling acting ability, she was lauded as "clever, honest, and charming" by The Columbus Dispatch for her portrayal of Rosina during her professional debut in 2016. Her 2017 appearance as Nicklausse in Jennifer Williams' new production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann, conducted by Caren Levine at Miami Music Festival, earned her praise from South Florida Classical Review for her "theatrical spark, attractive mezzo timbre, and winning characterization."
"AN AUDIENCE FAVORITE,
her arias were stylishly delivered… and drew laughter and applause."
Other favorite operatic roles of Megan's include the title role in Massenet's Cinderella, Hansel in Hansel & Gretel and Blanche de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites. Megan couples her passion for performing art song and new music with her work in arts advocacy and community engagement. In 2015 she co-founded Lynx Project, an art song initiative based in Cincinnati and Chicago whose mission is to build community through innovative song programming and educational initiatives, and to provide a platform for every voice to be heard.
Since 2017, Lynx Project’s Autism Advocacy Series has commissioned over three hours of new art song with texts by children with non-verbal autism.
The series continues to grow thanks to both local and national grant support. For her advocacy and community efforts Megan has earned recognition and awards both in her hometown of Cincinnati and from her alma mater Miami University.
Megan is a student of Manny Perez. She has also studied with Edith Wiens, Carol Webber, and Alison Acord, and in addition to Juilliard she has trained at the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, Eastman School of Music, and Miami University.