Jennifer Moore (Soprano)
Soprano Jennifer Moore’s first entry into the Rossini repertory (Ninetta in La gazza ladra) won glowing reviews at the beginning of 2013. Zachary Woolfe in The New York Times found her “poised and poignant, singing with easy agility and brightly floating tone,” while Musical America’s George Loomis praised her “attractive stage presence, involvement and good diction” in Bronx Opera’s English-language production. She has since returned to Bronx Opera in 2013 and 2014 to sing Mimì in La bohème and Violetta in La traviata.
Ms. Moore first claimed national attention in December 2010 when she undertook the role of the Witch in Humperdinck’s Königskinder, learning and singing the difficult part on same-day notice (“very well,” according to the appreciative Associated Press review by Mike Silverman). Before this show-saving performance, she had been associated with the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble production as the cover for the lead soprano role (Gänsemagd). Her 2011 performances as Blanche de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites), also with the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, won praise from two of New York’s leading opera critics, with Mr. Woolfe in the Times writing that “Jennifer Moore’s tone was focused and her face memorably stricken as Blanche, the conflicted novice” and James Jorden of The New York Post adding, “In this spectacular role for a sensitive singing actress, the young American soprano Jennifer Moore bravely explored the character’s neurosis.”
Other highlights since coming to New York in 2009 include Aspasia (Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto) with the Little Opera Theatre of NY; Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos) with the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble; Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) with the Chesapeake Chamber Opera in Baltimore; and Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Norina (Don Pasquale), and Musetta (La Bohème) with the Martha Cardona Theater.
Ms. Moore spent the 2007–08 season as a member of the International Opera Studio at Zurich Opera, making her house debut as the Sandman in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. She also participated in new productions of Grieg’s Peer Gynt and Handel’s Rinaldo (conducted by William Christie), as well as in children’s productions of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Pamina) and Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Ms. Moore earned her Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory and her Bachelor’s degree at Rice University.