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Aundi Marie Moore is quickly establishing herself as one of America's leading young sopranos. The Washington Post hails her as possessing a voice of “clarion beauty.” Ms. Moore has received high accolades from audiences and critics alike, both in the United States and internationally.
Career highlights have included Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with L'Opéra de Monte Carlo (international operatic debut), and with the Ash Lawn Opera Festival; Nedda in 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; Odessa Clay in the World Premier of Approaching Ali with Washington National Opera; Lady Thiang in The King and I with Lyric Opera of Virginia; Nettie Fowler in Carousel with Ashlawn Music Festival; the title role (cover) in Rusalka with the Salzburg Music Festival; a variety of roles as an alumna of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera, including Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, the Mother in Hänsel und Gretel, Wanda (cover) in Sophie’s Choice, Lady in Waiting in Macbeth, Fifth Maid in Elektra, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni conducted by Maestro Plácido Domingo; Martha Sheldon in The Crucible with Chautauqua Opera. Honored to have been chosen as a Marian Anderson Scholar, Ms. Moore has also won first place in a variety of competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the District of Puerto Rico, the Young Patronesses of the Opera Guild Florida Grand Opera Voice Competition, the Vocal Arts Society of Washington D.C. Competition, the Maryland Music Society Voice Competition, the Baltimore Music Society Voice Competition, the Anna Dipanni Bel Canto Voice Competition, and the Leontyne Price Voice Competition.
Ms. Moore excels in the concert repertoire as well. She recently sang Samuel Barber’s KNOXVILLE: SUMMER OF 1915 with the New World Symphony under the baton of Maestro Steven Jarvi in Miami, Florida. She was the featured soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in their CHRISTMAS POPS concert with Marvin Hamlisch conducting. During this concert, Ms. Moore was the first to debut Hamlisch’s new original composition entitled “Chanuka Lights,” for which she received rave reviews from NBC4.com <http://NBC4.com> : “Moore's powerful voice and graceful stage presence made a lasting impact…”
She is increasingly recognized as an emerging artist of great distinction.