Praised by the Leipziger Volkszeitung and other critics for her lush sound and powerful expression, American soprano Christine Moore has performed opera and concert throughout the U.S. and Europe. A Regional Finalist (Pacific) in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has sung Mimi in La Bohème with the Leipzig Opera, Micaëla in Carmen with the Sacramento Opera, the title role in Madama Butterfly with the Central City Opera, Suor Angelica at the Chautauqua Festival, Alice Ford in Falstaff at the Aldeburgh Fall Festival (UK), among other roles, and has appeared at such venues as the Santa Fe Opera Festival and Tanglewood Music Center and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Orchestral performances include Barber's Knoxville-Summer of 1915 with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's 9th Symphony , Rossini’s Stabat Mater Mendelssohn's Elijah, the Fauré Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Brahms Requiem and Verdi Requiem, the latter with which she made her debut in 2011 with New York Choral Society at Symphony Space. She has given recitals in California, Illinois, New York City including Trinity Church, Christ & St. Steven's Church and International House, and internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Paxton Music Festival in the Borders, Scotland, in Leipzig, Germany and in Montreal, Canada. She made her Merkin Hall (New York City) debut in 2000 in the World Premiere of Richard Thompson's song cycle, The Shadow of Dawn, with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, and her U.K. concert debut in 2005 in Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire at the Paxton Chamber Music Festival in Scotland, where critics noted her “colourful, evocative” performance (Glasgow Herald).
Enjoying a long-standing collaboration with living composers, Miss Moore has performed 20th and 21st works by, among others, Steven Gerber, Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Richard Thompson, Scott Wheeler, Halim El-Dabh, Mohammed Fairouz, Michael Rose, in festivals that include the American Composer’s Alliance "Festival of American Music", and with the Brooklyn New Music Collective, among others. In 2006 she released a recording, entitled Christine Moore - Arias, with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, John Landor, Conductor (Musical Concepts label). She has been interviewed on WNYE and WBAI radio stations and her Arias recording has frequently aired on Sunday Morning Classics on KRZA radio, hosted by distinguished composer Richard Cameron Wolfe. In New York in 2009 she premiered the role of Alice Ruth Moore in a concert version of Richard Thompson's opera, The Mask in the Mirror, based on the life of acclaimed African-American poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Recent endeavors include a recording project on the Meridian Records label entitled “From Al-Andalus to the Americas - An Odyssey of Spanish Song”-- tracing the roots of classical Spanish song from its pre-1492 Moorish era of "Al Andalus" -- which she has performed in recital in New York City, Granada, (Andalucía), and Madrid, Spain, as part of Spain’s Festival de Canción Española. Future projects include concerts in performance of works of composers from the Arab World, including the celebrated Egyptian Halim El-Dabh (in whose 90th Birthday Celebration she participated this year at the Library at Lincoln Center), Mohammed Fairouz, whose work Tahwidah, written for her, she premiered in 2008, Kareem Roustom, Kinan Azmeh, and Bushra El-Turk. A native of Sacramento, Miss Moore earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice at Manhattan School of Music in New York City after studies at the University of California, Davis and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Tanglewood Music Center. She has participated in Master Classes with such artists as Martin Katz, Christa Ludwig, Renata Scotto, Mignon Dunn, Dalton Baldwin, Bethany Beardslee, Joan Dornemann, Evelyn Lear, and performed under such conductors as Steuart Bedford, Stefan Soltesz, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, William Hampton Hicks, and John Moriarty. She makes her home in New York City.
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