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“…[A] warm and dark voice…a radiant and soft soprano sings out ...as Mimi”         
                                                        –  Leipziger Volkszeitung

Praised by critics for her lush sound and powerful expression, soprano Christine Moore has performed opera and concert throughout the U.S. and Europe.  A regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has sung Mimi in La Bohème with the Leipzig Opera, Micaëla in Carmen with the Sacramento Opera, the title roles in Madama Butterfly with the Central City Opera and Suor Angelica at the Chautauqua Festival, Alice Ford in Falstaff at the Aldeburgh Fall Festival (UK), among other roles, and has appeared at the Santa Fe Opera Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tanglewood Music Center and the Mozarteum in Salzburg.  Orchestral performances include Barber's Knoxville-Summer of 1915 with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Requiems of Mozart, Fauré, Brahms and Verdi, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and 9th Symphony, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mendelssohn's Elijah, and recitals in California, Illinois, New York City, including Trinity Church, Christ & St. Steven's Church and International House, and internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in Leipzig, Germany and in Montreal, Canada. She made her Merkin Hall  (New York City) debut in 2000 in the World Premiere of Richard Thompson's song cycle, The Shadow of Dawn, with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, and her U.K. concert debut in 2005 in Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire at the Paxton Festival in Scotland.

“…a colourful, evocative performance from the chamber ensemble and American soprano Christine Moore…of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire”                                                                                                           –  The Herald (Glasgow)

Long a champion of new music, Christine has performed many 20th and 21st century works by living composers such as Steven Gerber, Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Richard Thompson, Mohammed Fairouz, Michael Rose, among others, at such festivals as the American Composer’s Alliance "Festival of American Music", and the Brooklyn Conservatory New Music Collective, among others. In 2006 she released a CD, Arias (available through CD Baby, Amazon), with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, John Landor, conductor.  In 2008 she performed the world premiere of composer Mohammed Fairouz's work, Tahwidah (Lullaby).  She has been interviewed on WNYE and WBAI radio, and her Arias CD has been featured on KRZA Sunday Morning Classics, hosted by eminent composer Richard Cameron-Wolfe.

“The rich soprano sound of Christine Moore caught the ear in the evening’s opening number from Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea…”                                                                                                                                        –  The New Mexican

This year she will record “From Al-Andalus to the Americas - An Odyssey of Spanish Song” with Meridian Records (UK), tracing the roots of classical Spanish song from its pre-1492 Andalus era, which she performed in her debut recital in Granada, Spain as part of that city’s “Festival de Canción Española." Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Christine is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music in New York City.  She has studied under such artists as Francisco Casanova, Martin Katz, Christa Ludwig, Renata Scotto, Mignon Dunn, Dalton Baldwin, Bethany Beardslee, Joan Dornemann, Evelyn Lear, and performed under such conductors as Steuart Bedford, Stefan Soltesz, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, William Hampton Hicks, and John Moriarty.


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