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SEASON 
2022-2023

 

THE WORLD OPERA COMPETITION

LATVIAN NATIONAL OPERA

RIGA, LATVIA

Operalia was founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo to discover and help launch the careers of the most promising young opera singers of today. Each year, the Competition receives hundreds of applications. A pre-selection jury listens to every recording submitted and chooses the top candidates (between 30 and 40) to participate in that year’s competition. The international jury, presided by Plácido Domingo, listens to each of the chosen participants during two days of quarterfinals. Twenty participants are then selected to continue on to the semifinals, and ten singers are chosen for the finals. The quarterfinals and semifinals are carried out in audition form, but the final round is presented in the form of a gala concert accompanied by full orchestra. Participating or even winning a prize in this competition is only the beginning of every singer’s relationship with Operalia. Since the jury is comprised, for the most part, of international opera managers and casting directors, these distinguished jurors often invite and engage some of the singers to perform in productions that are being scheduled in their respective theatres. 

OCTOBER 24-30, 2022

DONNA ELVIRA

BERKSHIRE OPERA FESTIVAL

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA

A predator.  A charming aristocrat.  A murderer.  A womanizer whose sexual conquests number into the thousands.  Don Giovanni is the original antihero and he will stop at nothing to satisfy his lust, but his crimes demand the ultimate punishment.  Mozart and librettist Lorenzo da Ponte blend comedy, tragedy, and the supernatural to thrilling effect. Megan makes her role debut as Donna Elvira.

AUGUST 20, 23 & 26, 2022

DESDEMONA (cover)

OPERA PHILADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Rossini's rarely performed version of Shakespeare's tragedy comes to Opera Philadelphia for the first time in a critically acclaimed production by Spanish director Emilio Sagi. Set in the 1920s, with elegant costumes and scenery evocative of the gilded world of Downton Abbey, Sagi's production puts a unique focus on the character of Desdemona, a woman whose acts of both rebellion and loyalty position her as more than just a symbol of lost innocence, but as the moral center of a changing world.

SEPTEMBER 23, 25, 30, October 2, 2022

Little Prince, Princess Miaoyin, 
Mezzo-soprano soloist

SEATTLE SYMPHONY

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion is the first of its kind in a centuries-old tradition: a passion not inspired by a Christian narrative, but rather, a Buddhist one. Stirred by the city of Dunhuang and its ancient caves, Tan Dun created a powerful score that weaves chants, stories and sounds into a breathtaking vocal masterpiece, capturing the Buddha’s teachings and timeless concepts of love, forgiveness, sacrifice and salvation.

OCTOBER 24-30, 2022

MEZZO-SOPRANO SOLOIST
MIAMI UNIVERSITY RESIDENCY

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

HALL AUDITORIUM
OXFORD, OH

A musical mainstay of the holiday season, this Baroque-era oratorio still awes listeners more than 250 years after the composer’s death. Join award-winning mezzo-soprano and Miami alum Megan Moore, the Miami choirs and special guests for an evening of soul stirring sounds of the season.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2022
7:30PM

with Francesco Barfoed, piano
MIAMI UNIVERSITY RESIDENCY

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
OXFORD, OH

Join us for a lovely vocal recital as Megan Moore returns to her alma mater. 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. She recently participated in Carnegie Hall’s SongStudio with Renée Fleming, and is a 2022 Young Concert Artist winner. She will be joined by her duo partner, pianist Francesco Barfoed.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
7:30pm

THE RIGHTEOUS (WORKSHOP)

SANTA FE OPERA

MICHELLE

The Santa Fe Opera is pleased to reveal the company’s 19th world premiere slated for 2024.  The company has commissioned a new opera by two of America’s most exciting talents, composer Gregory Spears and former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy K. Smith titled The Righteous, which will explore the intersection between religious faith and political power. The piece marks the second operatic collaboration between Spears and Smith, whose Castor and Patience will receive its world premiere at Cincinnati Opera this July.

DECEMBER 11-15

IN CONCERT

CHARLESTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 
ANNUAL HOLIDAY POPS

THE GAILLARD CENTER

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Festive fun for the whole family! Join the CSO and the CSO Chorus for our annual holiday celebration! Principal Pops Conductor, Yuriy Bekker, leads this family-friendly holiday tradition. Megan appears with the orchestra in selections from the Messiah and traditional carols. 

DECEMBER 21, 22, 23, 2022
7:30pm

BLANCHE DE LA FORCE (COVER)

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Poulenc’s devastating tragedy returns, with soprano Ailyn Pérez as the young woman at the center of the harrowing, quasi-historical tale of an order of Carmelite nuns martyred in Paris during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. The remarkable cast also features soprano Sabine Devieilhe in her Met debut as Blanche’s fellow novice Constance, soprano Christine Goerke as the unshakeable Madame Lidoine, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Mère Marie, and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in her role debut as Madame de Croissy. Maestro Bertrand de Billy conducts John Dexter’s striking and timeless staging.

JANUARY 15-28, 2023

LA ZELATRICE& LA CIESCA

SAN DIEGO OPERA

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Suor Angelica tells the story of a woman (Marina Costa-Jackson) who bears a child out of wedlock and is sent to a convent for penance. After seven years, she is visited by her aunt, the Principessa, who brings tragic news of her son, which sets in motion a series of dire actions that ultimately result in tragedy, forgiveness, and peace.

The comic-opera Gianni Schicchi begins with the death of wealthy Florentine Buoso Donati, and his distraught family who are upset about being forgotten in his will. So they enlist the help of fixer Gianni Schicchi who helps turn the tables, but not in the way they expect. Considered a comic masterpiece, this is a dark satire based on a real story mentioned in Dante’s Inferno and includes the famous aria “O mio babbino caro.”

Making a welcome return for these performances is mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, who will sing the role of the Principessa in Suor Angelica, and will take on the title role of Gianni Schicchi, a role traditionally sung by a baritone, for an opera first! Directed by Paul Curran and with the San Diego Symphony conducted by Yves Abel, San Diego Opera’s Principal Conductor.

FEBRUARY 11, 14, 17, 19m

ORFEO
(GLUCK)

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE TRIANGLE

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA

Don’t look back! The eternal tale of love lost, regained, and lost again. Megan leads the cast in a semi-staged telling of this classic story to beloved music.

MARCH 25, 2023
7:30pm

RECITAL TOUR

with Francesco Barfoed, piano

IOWA

ELK HORN; DES MOINES; AMES

Megan & Francesco partner with the Danish America Museum for a noon-time recital on the 30th and an educational event on the 31st. Francesco shares his love of art song from his home country of Denmark. The tour concludes with a presentation of their acclaimed recital, I SEE LIGHT, in Ames on April 2nd, along with education and outreach activities. Contact for details.  

MARCH 30 - APRIL 3, 2023

with Francesco Barfoed, piano

ITHACA COLLEGE

Ithaca, New York

Elevating stories previously untold, unfinished, or too soon forgotten, Ms. Moore's program covers an expanse of time, language, and style. She collaborates with pianist Francesco Barfoed, and performs new songs set to text by youth with non-verbal autism commissioned by LYNX, a song organization she co-founded in 2015. Her program includes songs by Chaminade and Schubert, among others, and features a fully staged reimagining of Handel’s La Lucretia cantata.

April 10, 2023
8:15pm

IN RECITAL

with Francesco Barfoed, piano

CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE
ST. PAUL & ST. ANDREW

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Carnegie Hall is honored to partner with local community organizations to present free concerts that are sensational celebrations of sounds from across the country and around the globe. At a Carnegie Hall Citywide concert, you can revisit your favorite music or try something new, stay in your home borough or journey farther afield. Whatever you choose, you’ll experience everything that makes New York City so vibrant. Megan and Francesco perform an eclectic program with songs in English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian spanning over three centuries,  featuring composers such as Schubert, Bernstein, B.E. Boykin, Liszt, and more!

APRIL 30, 2023
4PM

Bach cantata (BWV 153)
Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind

ZANKEL HELL

Carnegie Hall
New York, New York

Join us for a thrilling chamber music extravaganza celebrating Young Concert Artists annual gala, with performances by YCA alumni pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Chee-Yun, and cellist Carter Brey – along with your favorite current YCA artists, including a Bach cantata led by harpsichordist and YCA alum Anthony Newman.

May 2, 2023
7:30pm

DORABELLA

OPERA THEATRE SAINT LOUIS

Saint Louis, MO

Love makes fools of us all. Guglielmo and Ferrando naively insist that their girlfriends Fiordiligi and Dorabella could never fall for other men, and the two women believe that their suitors are the hottest catches in town. But when the jaded Don Alfonso and housemaid Despina team up to prove the young couples wrong, things are primed for an epic battle of the sexes. Set to some of Mozart’s most beautiful music, Così fan tutte embraces the line between romantic comedy and social satire.  In a decision that is unsurprising for a company known for its adventurous programming, Opera Theatre will refresh this classic to thoughtfully approach and address the sexual and gender dynamics of da Ponte’s original libretto for a 21st century audience.

June 4, 7, 10, 15, 17, 23, 2023

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RECENT

HIGHLIGHTS

OCTET - MEZZO 2

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” Now, this riveting contemporary masterpiece arrives at the Met, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to New York. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

MAY 13, 18, 21, 26, 31 8pm
JUNE 4 (1PM), 9 8pm

IN CONCERT

YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS GALA
WITH BORROMEO STRING QUARTET

CARNEGIE HALL

ZANKEL HALL
NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Megan performs Handel arias with the Borromeo String Quartet as a part of Young Concert Artist's annual gala celebration.

MAY 2, 2022

DEBUT RECITAL

PRESENTED BY YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS
WITH FRANCESCO BARFOED, PIANO

KENNEDY CENTER

WASHINGTON D.C.

Elevating stories previously untold, unfinished, or too soon forgotten, Ms. Moore's program covers an expanse of time, language, and style. She collaborates with pianist Francesco Barfoed, and performs new songs set to text by youth with non-verbal autism commissioned by LYNX, a song organization she co-founded in 2015. Her program includes songs by Chaminade and Schubert, among others, and features a fully staged reimagining of Handel’s La Lucretia cantata. 

APRIL 11, 2022 7:30pm

Handel's Lucrezia & Il Delirio Amoroso

THE ENGLISH CONCERT

LONDON, ENGLAND

Megan performs Handel's cantatas Lucrezia and Il Delirio Amoroso with The English Concert led by Harry Bicket. The English Concert, specializing in historically informed performance, is exceptional in the world-renowned quality, ambition and variety of its live and recorded output; unique in the zeal of its players for working and performing together; and unwavering in its desire to connect with its audience throughout the world. Under the artistic direction of Harry Bicket and principal guest Kristian Bezuidenhout, The English Concert has earned a reputation for combining urgency, passion and fire with precision, delicacy and beauty.

FILMED NOVEMBER 13 & 14, 2021
STREAMING DETAILS TBA

INO

SANTA FE OPERA

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

John Corigliano and Mark Adamo’s exciting new work is a juxtaposition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Bacchae by Euripides. The result is a searing account that points to the monster inside ourselves, not society. This world premiere production is led by director James Darrah who has created a dream-like realm that will frighten and excite. 

JULY 17-AUGUST 17, 2021

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