David Adam Moore

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“"What ultimately distinguished Moore’s performance was his consistent delivery of beauty within the bluster, including some exquisitely floated tones above the staff... This was one of the most shattering evenings I have ever spent in a theater."” "Dead Man Walking" de Heggie - Opera News

Biography

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer lauds baritone David Adam Moore for his “enviable swagger coupled with a subtle musicality and big, handsome voice.” In the 2019/20 season, he returns to the role of Prior Walter in Eötvos' Angels in America with Neue Oper Wien, sings Lescaut in Manon with Israeli Opera, Joseph De Rocher in Dead Man Walking with the Hungarian State Opera, and performances of his acclaimed multimedia production of Schubert’s Winterreise with Austin Opera. Last season, he joined both LA Opera and Austin Opera in further performances of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs, sang Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire with Teatro Colón, the title role of Eugene Onegin with Atlanta Opera, and Lieutenant Audebert in Silent Night with Austin Opera. Mr. Moore made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Colonel Alvaro Gomez in of Adès’ The Exterminating Angel after creating the role in the world premiere at the 2016 Salzburger Festpiele and subsequent performances at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden.

Sought after on international stages, the Texas native has also joined the Teatro alla Scala for Demetrius in A Midsummer Nights Dream and Cascada in Die lustige Witwe after first joining the company for Maximilian in Robert Carsen’s production 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 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, as well as Ned Keene in 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 Don Giovanni, a role that he also sang at the Kiel Oper. Additionally, he sang the Count in Le nozze di Figaro and Carmina Burana at the Festival Lyrique-en-Mer in Belle-Ile, France and Escamillo in Carmen in the inaugural season of the Lismore Music Festival in Ireland.

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 Les pêcheurs de perles, Guglielmo in 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, Nashville Opera and Chautauqua Opera for the title role of Don Giovanni, Central City Opera for Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Arizona Opera for the title role of Eugene Onegin and Ford in Falstaff, 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 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 Die Zauberflöte as well as subsequent performances of the role with Austin Lyric Opera; Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with San Diego Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, and Utah Opera; the Count in Le nozze di Figaro with Palm Beach Opera and 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 Alcina.

The baritone made his Avery Fischer Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra in Schumann’s Manfred followed by performances of Rabbi Joshua in 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 joined the conductor with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall for the same piece, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra as Jesus in Elgar’s The Apostles, Orquestra Real de Sevilla singing Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Vesperae Solemnae, Utah Symphony for Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem, and the Yakima Symphony in Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem. Other appearances include 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. Mr. Moore has sung earlier performances of Schubert’s Winterreise with Anchorage Opera, Houston Community College, and Hesston College. He joined the New Israeli Opera Orchestra for Orff’s Carmina Burana, and sang Brahm’s Die schöne Magellone in recital with pianist Daniel Gortler at the Israel Museum Jerusalem. He is a co-creator of GLMMR, a New York based interdisciplinary art collective, and stars in a striking multimedia production of Schubert’s Winterreise, performances of which have been produced at Atlanta Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Portland Opera, Anchorage Opera, and at National Sawdust in New York.

A staunch advocate of contemporary music, Moore has received great critical acclaim for previous performances of Prior Walter in Eötvös' Angels in America with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 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. He recently reprised Joseph de Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, David T. Little’s Soldier Songs in a return to San Diego Opera, Starbuck in Heggie’s Moby Dick with Utah Opera, Sergeant Raymond Shaw in Putz’s The Manchurian Candidate with Austin Opera, and joined the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden for the world premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence. 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 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, 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 L.A. Opera, Austin Opera, and at the Atlas Theater in Washington D.C. as well as a commercial recording release. With the Orchestra of Saint 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 by Michael 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.

Moore is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

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