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Latonia Moore

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When Latonia Moore sang the title role of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera, The New York Times wrote: “... her voice was radiant, plush and sizeable at its best, with gleaming top notes that broke through the chorus and orchestra during the crowd scenes.”

Considered one of the greatest sopranos in the world today, Latonia Moore opened the 2023-2024 season of the Metropolitan Opera as Sister Rose with Dead Man Walking (new production). During the 2023-2024 season she’ll sing Mefistofele at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, she’ll reprise Billie in Fire Shut Up in My Bones at MET, and she’ll sing Verdi Requiem with BBC.

She also opened the 2021-2022 season of the Metropolitan Opera as Billie, in the New York premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones; a role she reprised for her debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Ms. Moore has received global acclaim for her interpretation of the title role in Aida; houses where she has sung the role include the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Opernhaus Zürich, Opera Australia, Teatro Colón, English National Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo, Dubai Opera, Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Detroit Opera, Polish National Opera, and at the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under James Conlon.

Additional operatic highlights include appearances as Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera, Liù in Turandot at Royal Opera Covent Garden, the title role in Tosca and Elisabeth in Don Carlo with Opera Australia, Tosca with Washington National Opera, Cio Cio San and Mimi in La bohème with Semperoper Dresden, Cio Cio San at the Hamburg State Opera, Micaëla in Carmen, Liù, Elvira in Ernani, and Lucrezia in I due Foscari in Bilbao, Desdemona in Otello at Bergen National Opera, Serena in Porgy and Bess at both English National Opera and De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, and an appearance on the 50th Anniversary Gala of the Metropolitan Opera.

Orchestral highlights include the role of Lady Macbeth in a recording of Macbeth with Edward Gardner for Chandos, Mahler’s Symphony No 2 with the Vienna Philharmonic and Gilbert Kaplan for Deutsche Grammpohon, Vivetta in L’Arlesiana and Fidelia in Edgar with the Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, and Bess in Porgy and Bess with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Latonia is a three-time Grammy award winner, for Best Opera Recording together with MET Opera: in 2021 for Porgy and Bess, in 2023 for Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut up in my bones, in 2024 for Terence Blanchard's Champion singing the role of Emelda Griffith.

She’s a board member board at AVA and ArtSmart.

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