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Latonia Moore

Latonia Moore headshot, smiling with her chin resting on her hands


A frequent performer with the Metropolitan Opera, soprano Latonia Moore appeared on the Met stage this season as Billie in Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones under Yannick Nézet-Séguin and as Serena in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess under David Robertson, a production that featured her also in the 2019-20 season. Other recent season highlights include Tosca in her Austin Opera debut and with Opéra de Rouen Normandie Théâtre des Arts; a special outdoor community concert in Serenbe, Georgia, with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and an appearance as a featured soloist in the Metropolitan Opera’s memorial service for Jessye Norman. She appeared in recital with the George London Foundation at the Morgan Library. Moore is acclaimed globally for her interpretation of Verdi’s Aida, which she has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera–Covent Garden, Opernhaus Zürich, Opera Australia, Teatro Colón, English National Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo, Dubai Opera, Dallas Opera, and many others. Her Puccini roles have included Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera, Hamburg State Opera, and Semperoper Dresden, Liù in Turandot at Royal Opera–Covent Garden and Bilbao, Mimì in La bohème with Semperoper Dresden, and Tosca with Opera Australia and Washington National Opera. She sang Elisabeth in Verdi’s Don Carlo with Opera Australia, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen and Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani and Lucrezia in his I due Foscari in Bilbao, Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello at Bergen National Opera, and Serena in Porgy and Bess at both English National Opera and De Nationale Opera Amsterdam. She sang the role of Bess in Porgy and Bess in a concert performance of the opera with the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle. Moore has recorded the role of Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth with Edward Gardner for Chandos and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Vienna Philharmonic and Gilbert Kaplan for Deutsche Grammophon. Honors and awards include the Maria Callas Award from Dallas Opera, a Richard Tucker Foundation grant, first prize in the Marseilles Competition, and first prize in the International Competition dell’Opera in Dresden. Ms. Moore is a native of Houston, Texas.

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