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Biography

A 2009 graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Program, Mr. Moore is at ease in both operatic and concert repertoire. In 2007, he made his debut at the MET singing Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Mr. Moore made is international debut at Welsh National Opera in 2008 singing Figaro in WNO’s acclaimed English Barber of Seville. During the 2009­10 season John premiered Peter Lieberson’s The Coming of Light with Chicago Chamber Musicians, sang Abbé Lorenzo in a new production of Dominik Argento’s Casanova’s Homecoming at Minnesota Opera, sang Fiorello at the Met, gave concert’s at the Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, Iowa and for the Des Moines Opera Guild, and made his debut at Glyndebourne Opera Festival in England singing Donald in Britten’s Billy Budd. Last season Mr. Moore was Papageno in the MET’s English production of Magic Flute, toured with Musicians from Marlboro, presented a recital with the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music, and returned to the Des Moines Metro Opera as Dr. Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. In addition Mr. Moore took part in a studio recording of Lieberson’s The Coming of Light with CCM.

Mr. Moore’s 2011­12 Season has featured a return to the MET as Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, and Donald in Billy Budd. He also was the baritone soloist in the American premiere of Juraj Filas’s Oratorio Spei with Sacred Music in a Sacred Space at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York under the baton of Kent Tritle. John gave made his recital debut with Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and also give recitals at his alma mater, Simpson College in Iowa, and at People’s Symphony Concerts in NY. Summer 2012 had John returning to Des Moines Metro Opera to sing the title role in Eugene OneginFinally Mr. Moore rounds out 2012 singing Count Almaviva, in Le Nozze di Figaro with Glyndebourne Opera’s touring ensemble in the United Kingdom. Upcoming engagements include singing Curio in Julio Cesare and Simonetto in Francesca da Rimini with the Metropolitan Opera and a return trip to Glyndebourne Opera for Donald in Billy Budd



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