We are delighted to announce the general management of American soprano Latonia Moore.
Latonia Moore made an unexpected and triumphant debut at The Metropolitan Opera in March 2012 replacing Violeta Urmana as Aida. Her performance was broadcast on live radio and was received rapturously by the press and public alike. The New York Times reported that “she received an ecstatic ovation…her voice was radiant, plush and sizable at its best, with gleaming top notes that broke through the chorus and orchestra during the crowd scenes…Moore has enormous potential.”
Miss Moore began the 2012/13 season by making her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle as Bess in concert performances of Porgy and Bess before returning to the U.S. to sing the title role in a new production of Aida for the Dallas Opera. She will also sing Aida this season for the New National Theatre in Tokyo and for the Detroit, San Diego and Cincinnati Operas. She will appear in concert with the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg and Alexander Shelley and at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and James Conlon.
The future heralds returns to the Metropolitan Opera and to the Hamburg State Opera and sees her make her debuts with the Opernhaus Zurich and the Atlanta, Michigan and Pittsburgh Operas and with Den Nye Opera in Bergen.
Notable career highlights have included the title role in Aida and Liù Turandot at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Aida for Opera Australia; Aida, Cio Cio San Madama Butterfly and Amelia Simon Boccanegra for the Hamburg State Opera; Liù, Cio Cio San and Mimi La bohème at Dresden’s Semperoper; Micaëla Carmen for the New York City Opera; Micaëla, Liù, Elvira Ernani and Lucrezia I due Foscari in Bilbao and Vivetta L’Arlesiana and Fidelia Edgar in Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York.
Ms Moore's many awards include the Maria Callas Award as debut artist of the season at the Dallas Opera, the Richard Tucker Foundation Grant (2005), first prize at the Marseilles Competition (2003), first prize in the International Competition dell’Opera in Dresden (2002).