Aundi Marie Moore

Aundi Marie Moore Portrait

American soprano Aundi Marie Moore was recently announced as the 2023 Honoree of Sphinx Organization’s Award for Excellence, an acknowledgement of her artistic achievements, her work ethic, and her spirit of determination. Current season highlights include Mother Blue at Toledo Opera and at Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam The Netherlands, and Mother Abbess The Sound of Music at Virginia Festival. Future engagements include a European tour with Pacific Chorale. 

Previous career highlights on the opera stage include her highly lauded appearance as Strawberry Woman in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni at L'Opéra de Monte Carlo for her international operatic debut, Nedda I Pagliacci at Sarasota Opera, Mimi La Boheme in Italy at the Amalfi Coast Festival, Serena Porgy and Bess at Atlanta Opera and at Virginia Opera, Young African American Soprano in Ricky Ian Gordon’s world premiere of Rappahannock County at Virginia Opera, Soprano 2 in the US premier of Michael Nyman’s Facing Goya at Spoleto Festival, and the role of Odessa Clay in the world premiere of D. J. Sparr’s Approaching Ali commissioned by Washington National Opera. 

A member of the Domingo-Cafritz Washington National Opera Young Artist Program, the artist appeared at WNO as Nella Gianni Schicchi, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, Mother Hansel und Gretel, Wanda (c) Sophie’s Choice, Fifth Maid Elektra under the baton of Heinz Fricke, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni under the baton of Placido Domingo. Miss Moore completed her Master’s of Music at the University of Michigan and her Bachelor’s of Music at George Mason University. She participated in the Salzburg Music Festival Young Artist Program in 2008 where she covered the roles of Donna Anna Don Giovanni and the title role Rusalka, and appeared as featured soloist in their Gala concert conducted by Ivor Bolton. 

Noted for her versatility, Aundi Moore is no stranger to the musical theatre stage where she has appeared as Lady Thiang The King and I at Lyric Opera of Virginia, Nettie Fowler Carousel at Ashlawn Music Festival, and Maggie Porter in Tazewell Thompson’s Jubilee at Arena Stage. Concert engagements are highlighted by her performance with the New World Symphony for Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 under the baton of Steven Jarvi as well as the National Symphony Orchestra as their featured guest soloist for their Christmas Pops concert with Marvin Hamlisch conducting. She has often been a featured soloist with Virginia Symphony under the baton of JoAnn Falletta. 

The artist has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards from the National Opera Association, the Bel Canto Vocal Competition, the West Palm Beach Opera Competition, the Rocca della Macie International Voice Competition, the Florida Grand Voice Competition, and the Leontyne Price Vocal Competition. Aundi was celebrated for being the 2015 winner of The American Prize in Voice, the 2016 Bronze Medalist at the American Traditions Competition in Savannah, Georgia, First Place winner at both Florida Grand Opera Young Patronesses Voice Competition and at Vocal Arts Discovery Series of Washington DC, and she was a finalist at Operalia.