Aundi Marie Moore
Aundi Marie Moore is quickly establishing herself as one of America's leading young sopranos, receiving accolades from audience and critics alike. Celebrated for being the 2015 winner of The American Prize in Voice, Ms. Moore, hailed for possessing a voice of “clarion beauty” (The Washington Post) with “Tender effect…compelling” (Opera News), and noted for her “Bluesy Humming with a honeyed tone” (New York Times). She was singled out by The Richmond Times which reported “Now to the spectacular: Throughout the program, Moore was riveting- a dazzling stage presence. Her lyric soprano, more than powerful enough to fill the hall, displayed a shimmering luster, effortless flexibility and a remarkable range of color...one sensed that this woman could sing anything in any style, with stunning results.” This season, Ms. Moore’s highlights include the roles of Strawberry Women in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess, Maggie Porter in Arena Stage’s Jubilee, and a featured soloist for the Holiday Pops Concert with Virginia Symphony. Additionally, Ms. Moore returns to sing the Mother, role for which she was praised for her “radiant vocal glamour” (Observer.com), in a reprise of Amahl and the Night Visitors with On Site Opera which was voted one of the 2018 top 10 best opera performances in New York City. (NewYorkClassicalReview.com)
Career highlights include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with L'Opéra de Monte Carlo for her international operatic debut, and with the Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Nedda in I Pagliacci with Sarasota Opera, Serena in Porgy and Bess with Atlanta Opera and Virginia Opera, Young African American Soprano in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's Rappahannock County with Virginia Opera, and Odessa Clay in the World Premier of Approaching Ali with Washington National Opera. Additional engagements of note include Lady Thiang in The King and I with Lyric Opera of Virginia, Nettie Fowler in Carousel with Ash Lawn Music Festival, and Martha Sheldon in The Crucible with Chautauqua Opera, Serena in the National Philharmonic's Porgy and Bess, and the soprano soloist New Ballet Ensemble Memphis' production of Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915.