Christine Moore

biography

Praised by such media as the Leipziger Volkszeitung and the Glasgow Herald for her lush sound and powerful expression, soprano Christine Moore is a versatile performer with equal authority in opera, recital, and contemporary music. She counts among her many roles Mimi in La Bohème, the title roles in Aida Madama Butterfly, Alice Ford in Falstaff, the title role in Suor Angelica, Micaela in Carmen, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Leonora in Il Trovatore (described as "velvety and luscious" by SongWordSight Magazine), and the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos with such companies as the Leipzig Opera, Central City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Chautauqua Institute, Utopia Opera, the Aldeburgh Summer Festival and the Amato Opera. Orchestra and oratorio performances include Barber's Knoxville-Summer of 1915, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Verdi's Requiem (with the New York Choral Society). In 2013 she made her Italian debut at the Narnia Music Festival in a concert celebrating the 200th birthday of Verdi.

Christine has performed numerous solo recitals of song literature in many languages, including, among others performances in Spain (Granada and Madrid) with Festival Canción Española, Trinity Concert Series in New York, Merkin Concert Hall and the Library at Lincoln Center. She made her UK debut at the Paxton Chamber Music Festival in Scotland with Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire (praised by the Glasgow Herald) and has premiered many new works by living composers, including Richard Thompson's song cycle The Shadow of Dawn and the NY concert premiere of his opera The Mask in the Mirror, Andrew Rudin's Masha's Arias, as well as works by Michael Rose, Kareem Roustom and Steve Gerber and Zaid Jabri with the Brooklyn New Music Collective. In 2008 she performed the world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Tahwidah, written for her and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and in 2013 she curated and performed a concert at the Library at Lincoln Center, "Nearer to East: Chamber Music from the Arab World". Radio appearances include WNYE and WBAI (New York City) and KRZA (New Mexico) and recordings include Christine Moore - Arias with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Todd Landor, conductor (Musical Concepts, 2006) and the soon to be released From Al Andalus to the Americas - An Odyssey of Spanish Song; (Meridian Records, UK).

Christine was a Regional Finalist (Pacific) in the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions. In 2016 she co-founded the opera collective Lyric Artists of New York and has been on the faculty of Festival Musica in Laguna d'Arte in Chioggia, Italy since 2015.

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