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SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW

"...theatrical spark & attractive mezzo timbre..."

ABOUT

Mezzo-soprano Megan Moore is as an award-winning opera and concert singer. In the 20-21 season she won first prize at George London Foundation CompetitionYoung Concert Artist International Auditions, and the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. She has also taken home top honors from the Naumburg Foundation International Vocal Competition in Concert Repertoire, the Gerda Lissner Lieder & Song Competition, and the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition.  

 

In the 21-22 season Megan creates the role of Ino in the world premiere of Corigliano & Adamo’s Lord of Cries at Santa Fe Opera and looks forward to her Metropolitan Opera debut singing in the Octet in Brett Dean’s Hamlet. She appears as Claire in On the Town at Opera Naples with Ramon Tebar at the podium, as Argene in L'Olimpiade in concert with Musica Viva in Moscow, and as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Berkshire Opera Festival. Concert highlights this season also include film projects with The English Concert under the direction of Harry Bicket, collaboration with the New York Choral Society, and a world premiere by Jessica Meyer at the Shriver Hall Concert Series in Baltimore, Maryland in partnership with violist Jordan Bak. Megan appears in recital at both the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C and Merkin Hall in New York City with her duo partner, pianist Francesco Barfoed, with whom she recently won first prize at the Copenhagen Lied Duo Competition.

 

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. Megan's signature vocal agility also shines in baroque repertoire. She recently took on the tour-de-force role of Medea in Handel's Teseo for COVID-adapted film projects at The Juilliard School, where she is completing her Artist Diploma. In recent seasons she was 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 with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

Equally at home with a long bel canto line, she recently she sang the leading role of Costanza in Haydn's L'isola disabitata with Opera Naples under the baton of Ramon Tebar. She has also portrayed Giovanna Seymour in excerpts from Anna Bolena in concert at Santa Fe Opera in summer 2021. For her recent appearance as Doraballa in Così fan tutte at Juilliard, OperaWire praised her “undeniable sex appeal” and “strength as an actress”. Other favorite operatic roles include Blanche de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon

SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW

...a winning characterization.Her arias were stylishly delivered.

Megan couples her passion for performing art song and new music with her work in arts advocacy and community engagement. She recently participated in Carnegie Hall’s SongStudio with Renée Fleming in partnership with her frequent collaborator Francesco Barfoed, for which they fully produced a short film in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s demand to meet audiences online.

 

In 2015 she co-founded LYNX, an art song initiative whose mission is to amplify diverse voices through newly commissioned song, and to link communities through inclusive concerts and educational programming. Since 2017, LYNX’s Amplify Series has commissioned over four hours of new art song with texts by young people with non-verbal autism. For her advocacy and community efforts Megan has earned recognition and awards both in her hometown of Cincinnati and from her alma mater. 

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