Latonia Moore made her unexpected debut at The Metropolitan Opera debut replacing Violeta Urmana as Aida in March 2012. Her performance was broadcast live on the radio and received rapturously by the public and the media. The New York Times wrote: “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”.
Ms Moore won the Maria Callas award as debut artist of the season at the Dallas Opera. Other awards include The Richard Tucker Foundation grant (2005), first prize at the Marseilles Competition and the public recognition prize (2003), first prize and the public’s prize in the International Competition dell’Opera, Dresden (2002) and the 2002 winner of The Metropolitan Opera’s National Auditions.
Latonia Moore’s career highlights include Amelia in Ballo in maschera, Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Aida and Amelia in Simon Boccanegra for Hamburg State Opera; Liù in Turandot and Aida at Covent Garden; Liù, Mimi in La boheme and Madama Butterfly at Dresden’s Semperoper; Vivetta in Opera Orchestra’s L’Arlesiana in Carnegie Hall; Micaela in Carmen for her debut with New York City Opera at the Lincoln Center; and Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani, Micaela, Liù and Lucrezia in I due Foscari in Bilbao.
Engagements in the 11/12 season and beyond include her debut with San Diego Opera as well as for The Dallas Opera, Atlanta Opera, Michigan Opera Theater and Cincinnati Opera; Madama Butterfly at the Hamburg State Opera and Lina in Stiffelio for Den Nye Opera in Bergen.