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American soprano Aundi Moore has quickly established herself as an exceptional talent with her recent appearance as Strawberry Woman in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Porgy and Bess last season. Previous career highlights on the opera stage include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at L'Opéra de Monte Carlo for her international operatic debut, Nedda in I Pagliacci at Sarasota Opera, Mimi in La Boheme in Italy at the Amalfi Coast Festival, Serena in Porgy and Bess at Atlanta Opera and at Virginia Opera, Young African American Soprano in Ricky Ian Gordon’s world premiere of Rappahannock County at Virginia Opera, Soprano 2 in the US premier of Michael Nyman’s Facing Goya at Spoleto Festival, and the role of Odessa Clay in the world premiere of D. J. Sparr’s Approaching Ali commissioned by Washington National Opera.

A member of the Domingo-Cafritz Washington National Opera Young Artist Program, the artist appeared at WNO as Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Mother in Hansel und Gretel, Wanda (c) in Sophie’s Choice, Fifth Maid in Elektra under the baton of Heinz Fricke, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni under the baton of Placido Domingo. Miss Moore completed her Masters of Music degree at the University of Michigan and her Bachelors of Music degree at George Mason University. She participated in the Salzburg Music Festival Young Artist Program in 2008 and covered the roles of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and the title role of Rusalka and appeared as featured soloist in their Gala concert conducted by Ivor Bolton.

Noted for her versatility, Aundi Moore is no stranger to the musical theatre stage where she has appeared as Lady Thiang in The King and I at Lyric Opera of Virginia, Nettie Fowler in Carousel at Ashlawn Music Festival, and Maggie Porter in Tazewell Thompson’s Jubilee at Arena Stage. Concert engagements are highlighted by her performance with the New World Symphony for Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 under the baton of Steven Jarvi as well as the National Symphony Orchestra as their featured guest soloist for their Christmas Pops concert with Marvin Hamlisch conducting. She has often been a featured soloist with Virginia Symphony under the baton of JoAnn Falletta.

The artist has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards from the National Opera Association, the Bel Canto Vocal Competition, the West Palm Beach Opera Competition, the Rocca della Macie International Voice Competition, the Florida Grand Voice Competition, and the Leontyne Price Vocal Competition. Aundi was celebrated for being the 2015 winner of The American Prize in Voice, the 2016 Bronze Medalist at the American Traditions Competition in Savannah, Georgia, First Place winner at both Florida Grand Opera Young Patronesses Voice Competition and at Vocal Arts Discovery Series of Washington DC, and she was a finalist at Operalia.


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