American soprano Felicia Moore is quickly creating a name for herself as a powerful budding young voice. She is currently an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies candidate at The Juilliard School, where she performed as the title role in Janáček's Katya Kabanova. Following that performance she was a participant in the Merola Opera Program, performing in the Schwabacher Summer Concert as Agathe from Der Freischütz.
Ms. Moore recently completed a residency at Portland Opera for their 2015-2016 season, performing the role of First Lady in The Magic Flute. Following her time in Portland, she was an Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera, covering Alice Ford in Falstaff. Ms. Moore was a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis during their 2014 and 2015 seasons. She performed the role of Harriet Mosher in Tobias Picker's Emmeline, and covered the title role. As a 2014 Gerdine Young Artist she covered Madame Lidoine in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and covered First Lady in The Magic Flute.
In competitions, Ms. Moore has been very successful. She was recognized in 2013 and 2016, as a National Semi-Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. In 2013 she was also awarded as a top prize winner of the George London Competition. She also received encouragement awards that same year from The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation and Opera Index, as well as The Robert Lauch Award from the Wagner Society of NY. In 2015, she received a Grant from The Gerda Lissner Foundation and a Career Development Grant from The William Matheus Sullivan Foundation. In March 2016 she was a Finalist in Fort Worth Opera's McCammon Voice Competition. She was a Grant Winner in The Gerda Lissner Lieder/Song Competition in the fall of 2016.
Ms. Moore received her Artist Diploma and Master's Degree from Mannes College The New School for Music. She had great success in her work with Mannes Opera. As a Mannes Young Artist she performed the title role in Suor Angelica, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Madama Cortese in Il viaggio a Reims and Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, all with Maestro Joseph Colaneri. She is also a proud alum of Westminster Choir College.