American soprano Aundi Marie Moore was recently announced as the 2023 Honoree of the Sphinx Award for Excellence, an acknowledgement of her artistic achievements, her work ethic and her spirit of determination. She quickly established herself as an exceptional talent with her recent appearance as Strawberry Woman in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Porgy and Bess last season. Previous career highlights on the opera stage include Donna Elvira Don Giovanni at L’Opéra de Monte Carlo for her international operatic debut, Nedda I Pagliacci at Sarasota Opera, Mimi La Boheme in Italy at the Amalfi Coast Festival, Serena Porgy and Bess at Atlanta Opera and at Virginia Opera, and the role of Odessa Clay in the world premiere of D. J. Sparr’s Approaching Ali commissioned by Washington National Opera.
A member of the Domingo-Cafritz Washington National Opera Young Artist Program, the artist appeared at WNO as Nella Gianni Schicchi, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, Mother Hansel und Gretel, Wanda (c) Sophie’s Choice, Fifth Maid Elektra under the baton of Heinz Fricke, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni under the baton of Placido Domingo. She participated in the Salzburg Music Festival Young Artist Program in 2008 and covered the roles of Donna Anna Don Giovanni and the title role Rusalka and appeared as featured soloist in their Gala concert conducted by Ivor Bolton.
Future engagements include the role of Mother Blue at Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with Grand Rapids Symphony, and she sings a new work with The Washington Chorus at Wolf Trap Choral Festival. Learn more about Aundi at www.aundimariemoore.com/biography
Hear Aundi sing with Pacific Chorale on May 20, 2023.