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David Adam Moore (Baritone)

Born: Texas, USA

The American baritone, David Adam Moore, studied at the Conservatory of Music - Oberlin College and the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.

A celebrated interpreter of contemporary music, David Adam Moore has simultaneously garnering critical acclaim for his interpretations of classic works from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras. With over 60 principal roles to his credit, he is a highly sought-after leading baritone by major opera houses and orchestras worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Salzburg Festival, Carnegie Hall, Théâtre du Châtelet, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Israeli Opera, New York City Opera, Bunkamura (Tokyo), Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatsoper Hannover, Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Symphony Orchestra, and many others.

Sought after on international stages, David Adam Moore has also joined the Teatro alla Scala in Milan for Demetrius in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Nights Dream and Cascada in Die lustige Witwe after first joining the company for Maximilian in Robert Carsen’s production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, which he also sang at the Théâtre du Châtelet as well as in Hyogo and Tokyo, Japan. He has sung the title role in Francesca Zambello’s production of B. Britten's Billy Budd with the New Israeli Opera. Also with the company, he has sung Mercutio and Littore in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Malatesta in Don Pasquale (February-March 2014), as well as Ned Keene in B. Britten's Peter Grimes. He made his German debut at Staatsoper Hannover as Figaro in Il barbiere di siviglia that was followed by the title role of W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni, a role that he also sang at the Kiel Oper. Additionally, he sang the Count in W.A. Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Carmina Burana at the Festival Lyrique-en-Mer in Belle-Ile, France and Escamillo in Georges Bizet's Carmen in the inaugural season of the Lismore Music Festival in Ireland.

David Adam Moore sings widely in the USA. He recently made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in a performance of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and subsequently sang Jud Fry in the company’s premiere and new production of Oklahoma! A frequent presence at Seattle Opera, his previous roles with the company include Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Zurga in G. Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles, Guglielmo in W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte and Jake Wallace in La fanciulla del West. He recently joined Pittsburgh Opera for the title role in Billy Budd and Marcello in La bohème, Arizona Opera for the title role of Eugene Onegin (January-February 2015), Glimmerglass Opera for Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, and Arizona Opera, Palm Beach Opera, and Utah Opera for further performances of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (March 2015) in addition to joining the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for the same title. He joined New Orleans Opera for Silvio in Pagliacci paired with Orff’s Carmina Burana in a double bill. His other noted performances on American stages include his New York City Opera debut as Papageno in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte as well as subsequent performances of the role with Austin Lyric Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Utah Opera, Arizona Opera and Opera Theater of Saint Louis; Mercutio in Charles Gounod's Roméo et Juliette with San Diego Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Arizona Opera (November 2012), Opera Theater of Saint Louis, and Utah Opera; the Count in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Grand Rapids; Masetto in Don Giovanni with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia with the Opera Festival of New Jersey. With Gotham Chamber Opera, he sang the title roles of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Milhaud’s Les Malheurs d’Orphée and at the Whitebox Art Center, Melisso in George Frideric Handel's Alcina.

David Adam Moore made his Avery Fischer Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra in Robert Schumann’s Manfred followed by performances of Rabbi Joshua in Paul Dessau’s Hagadah shel Pessach, Don Carlos in Dargomizhsky’s The Stone Guest, and Janacek's From the House of the Dead with the same orchestra. He has also appeared with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra under the baton of David Robertson for Orff’s Carmina Burana and later joines the conductor with the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall for the same piece, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra as Jesus in Edward Elgar’s The Apostles, Orquestra Real de Sevilla singing W.A. Mozart's Mass in C minor and Vesperae Solemnae, Utah Symphony Orchestra for Ralph Vaughan WilliamsDona nobis pacem, and the Yakima Symphony in Johannes BrahmsEin Deutches Requiem. Other appearances include Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Cleveland Red Orchestra as well as with the Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra at the 1998 World Exposition in Lisbon. He has sung earlier performances of Schubert’s Winterreise with Anchorage Opera (March 2014), Houston Community College, and Hesston College.

A staunch advocate of contemporary music, David Adam Moore has received great critical acclaim for previous performances of Prior Walter in Péter Eötvös Angels in America with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Opera Wrocławska, and at Fort Worth Opera and subsequently created the role of Lucifer in the composer’s Paradise Reloaded (Lilith) in his debut at the Neue Oper Wien (October-November 2013). He has joined the Grand Théâtre de Genève for Catesby and Rivers in Batistelli’s Richard III and recently debuted the role of Joseph De Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking (June-July 2014) and Rappacini in Catán’s La hija de Rappacini with Des Moines Metro Opera and sang previous performances of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire with Virginia Opera (February-March 2013, the Pilot in Portman’s Little Prince with Tulsa Opera and Laurent in Picker’s Thérèse Raquin at Dicapo Opera. He created the role of Vincent Van Gogh in Rands’ Vincent as a guest artist with Indiana University’s Opera Theatre. He sang the premiere David T. Little’s Soldier Songs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York and followed that with performances at the Atlas Theater in Washington D.C. as well as a commercial recording release. With the Orchestra of St. Luke's, he sang Lieberson’s King Gesar at the Rubin Museum of Art. He has also premiered a number of works by the American composers Martin Hennessy and Stephen Louis Bayne, most notably, 9/11/01 at Guggenheim Art Museum. He performed Bertha by Ned Rorem; The Gold Standard by Scott Wheeler as part of the Kenneth Koch Tribute, which was co-sponsored by the New York Festival of Song; the world premiere of Hell, a new opera byMichael Webster and Eileen Myles; and the title role in Jonathan Eaton’s microtonal opera, Traveling With Gulliver with the New York New Music Ensemble in the work’s New York premiere. Also an accomplished composer, his recent work, Kronos, was featured in a performance by the Oxymoros Dance Ensemble.

In the 2016-2017 season, David Adam Moore makes his debut at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden as Colonel Alvaro Gomez in of Adès' The Exterminating Angel (March-April 2017) after creating the role in the world premiere at the 2016 Salzburger Festpiele (July-August 2016). It will also serve as the vehicle for his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in coming seasons (October-November 2017). Also this season he reprises Joseph de Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City (March 2017) and David T. Little’s Soldier Songs in a return to San Diego Opera (November 2016), and returns to Austin Opera for Sergeant Raymond Shaw in Putz’s The Manchurian Candidate (September 2016). He sings the title role of Don Giovanni with Nashville Opera (October 2016) and returns to Central City Opera as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte (July-August 2017) and, on the concert stage, sings Orff’s Carmina burana with the New IsraelI Opera Orchestra. Last season (2015-2016), he also returned to Arizona Opera for his first performances of Ford in Falstaff (April 2016) and sang a multi-media production of Schubert’s Winterriese with both Atlanta Opera (September 2015) and Des Moines Metro Opera.

Also known for his work as a stage director, composer, and video designer, David Adam Moore co-founded two NYC-based arts collectives - GLMMR and Choreo Teatro - with whom he has created music, video, and performance works in venues including the 92nd St. Y, .NO Gallery, and The Cell. Most recently, his multimedia production of Schubert's Winterreise, with visuals by GLMMR, was enthusiastically received at venues throughout the USA, including National Sawdust (NYC), Atlanta Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Anchorage Opera. Also with GLMMR and his artistic partner, the renowned stage/film designer Vita Tzykun, Moore directed and designed the world's largest-scale production of Nyman's The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat for Indianapolis Opera (August 2015), and designed sets, costumes, and projections for a new production of David T. Little's Soldier Songs at Atlanta Opera and San Diego Opera. As a performance artist, he has collaborated with Holly Herndon in Blood Makes Noise at the Guggenheim Museum and Nick Hallett at NYC's Town Hall.

David Adam Moore has recorded for Innova, GPR, and BMG records, with broadcast credits including BBC, Arte, NPR, Radio France, RAI, and Radio Netherlands.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer lauds baritone David Adam Moore for his “enviable swagger coupled with a subtle musicality and big, handsome voice.”


Source: David Adam Moore Website; Guy Barzilay Artists Website; Opera Base Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Geoffrey McDonald


P-1 (2014, Video): G.F. Handel: Opera Alcina, HWV 34 [Melisso]

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David Adam Moore, baritone | multimedia artist (Official Website)
David Adam Moore on Facebook
David Adam Moore (Guy Barzilay Artists)

David Adam Moore - Baritone (Royal Opera House)
Moore David Adam, baritone (Israel Oopeara)
David Adam Moore, baritone (Opera Base)

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