Soprano Andrea Edith Moore (Sauerkraut, May 30, 2017) brings a “certain opalescence that is particularly served by her impressive phrasing and inherent musicality” to myriad leading roles including Pamina, Zerlina, The Countess, Anne Trulove and Manon among others. Ms. Moore is a regular singer with the North Carolina Opera where she “garnered the biggest ovations” for her performance of Micaela in Carmen and in Aida her “Priestess was hauntingly ethereal.” Acclaimed in Brittenʼs haunted opera The Turn of the Screw also with NCO, “The star of the show was Andrea Edith Moore as the Governess, with beautiful and clear tones, and every word and phrase distinct, and convincingly more and more distracted as the drama progressed.”
Ms. Moore has sung under the baton of Maestros Vladimir Ashkenazy, Francesco Maria Colombo, Giuseppe Grazioli, Keitaro Harada, Klaus Dieter Jung, Andreas Mitisek, Lorenzo Muti, Timothy Myers, Anton Nanut, Bohuslav Rattay, Valery Ryvkin, Gerard Schwartz, Al Sturgis and David Zinman and directors including the late Colin Graham, Garnett Bruce, Roger Brunyate, Vera Calabria, Jerome Davis, Candace Evans, Andreas Franz and John Lehmeyer. She has performed with the Hamburger Kammeroper, Central City Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Greensboro Opera, The North Carolina Opera, Long Leaf Opera Festival, Yale Opera, and Peabody Opera Theater. In concert and recital, she has performed with the Richard Tucker Foundation, The El Paso Symphony Orchestra, The North Carolina Master Chorale, The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, The Duke Symphony, The Eastern Music Festival and on tour in South America with notable debuts in Buenos Aires at Teatro Colon and Rio de Janeiroʼs Teatro Municipal.
Ms. Moore stays on the cutting edge of new music and has sung premieres of works by composers including Stephen Chatman, Marjorie Merryman, Zachary Wadsworth, Martin Suckling, Daniel Thomas Davis, Ron Thomas, Matthew Monticchio, David Bennet Thomas and Judah Adashi and has served as a vocal advisor with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She recently commissionned, produced and premiered a new song cycle entitled Family Secrets: Kith and Kin by Daniel Thomas Davis which received its world premiere in March of 2015 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Future performances of Family Secrets: Kith and Kin are in planning, so stay tuned. This fall she will sing the role of Dianarah in Patrick Morganelli’s inventive opera Hercules vs. Vampires screened with the 1961 cult classic film “Hercules in the Haunted World” with North Carolina Opera.
Among many honors Moore is a prize-winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, is a grant recipient from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust and has been twice awarded the Yale School of Music Alumni Award. For her commission Family Secrets: Kith and Kin Moore was granted the Performing Arts Special Activities Fund from the University of North Carolina as well as the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham and North Carolina Arts Councils.
Ms. Moore holds a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma from Yale University as well as a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University and is a graduate UNCSA. Ms. Moore served on the voice faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for seven years and now teaches privately in Durham, NC.