Andrea Edith Moore, Soprano
Soprano Andrea Edith Moore brings to her performances an “opalescence that is particularly served by her impressive phrasing and inherent musicality” (operagasm.com), and “wows audiences with her powerful and flexible soprano voice, her acting ability, and her dedication and drive” (CVNC). Andrea has enjoyed a wide range of collaborations with artists and ensembles including Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Zinman, Eighth Blackbird, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company, the Hamburger Kammeroper, My Brightest Diamond and the Red Clay Ramblers.
Equally at home in the music of our time and of the distant past, she has starred in roles ranging from The Governess in Britten’s Turn of the Screw, Micaëla in Carmen, Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and Sara in Higdon’s Cold Mountain. An accomplished concert soloist, she has garnered particular acclaim for her interpretations of the Bach Cantatas and German Lieder, at venues including the Teatro Colon, Baltimore Lieder Weekend, Duke Chapel, and Richard Tucker Foundation.
Andrea’s commitment to voices from her native North Carolina has led her to commission, premiere, and perform composers including Kenneth Frazelle, Daniel Thomas Davis, Sue Klausmeyer, Robert Ward, and numerous others. She produced, premiered, and developed Family Secrets: Kith and Kin with North Carolina Opera, and is especially proud to feature this new work as her debut recording.
Andrea is a prizewinner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, was a fellow with four-time Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird at the Blackbird Creative Lab and has twice received the Yale School of Music Alumni Award. She holds degrees from Yale University, Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University and UNC School of the Arts.
Andrea performs full time, teaches privately and, with her husband, is a mom to an energetic 5-year-old and owns two restaurants: Alley Twenty Six in Durham and James Beard "American Classic" Crook's Corner Chapel Hill, NC.