American soprano Felicia Moore has made music in partnership with Alan Gilbert, Anne Manson, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Speranza Scappucci, Gary Thor Wedow, and Brian Zeger, among others. In the current season, she joins The Metropolitan Opera roster as First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute led by Lothar Koenigs. Other highlights include the Verdi Requiem with music director Alexander Shelley conducting the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with music director Rafael Payare and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, a Wagner gala with Evan Rogister and the Bergen Philharmonic, the title role in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Arizona Opera, and Lady Macbeth in a newly constructed version of Verdi’s Macbeth with Heartbeat Opera.
Last season Ms. Moore sang Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for Palm Beach Opera, Heartbeat Opera, and with Chamber Music Northwest, and she made her debut with Donato Cabrera and the Las Vegas Philharmonic in performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Other recent highlights include Britten’s The Turn of the Screw at Opera Columbus and the title role in Janáček’s Katya Kabanova, conducted by Anne Manson, in a new production by Stephen Wadsworth at The Juilliard School.
Felicia Moore was awarded a 2018–19 Fellowship by Turn The Spotlight, a foundation created to identify, nurture, and empower leaders — and, in turn, to illuminate the path to a more equitable future in the arts through mentorship by and for exceptional women, people of color, and other equity-seeking groups in the arts. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School, Mannes School of Music, and Westminster Choir College, and she studies under the tutelage of Edith Wiens.