Brian Michael Moore is a tenor from Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his bachelor of music and master
of music degrees at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Mark Oswald.
He has been selected for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at Metropolitan Opera, where he had his company debut in Il tabarro, he performed in Die Zauberflöte and he will be in the forthcoming production of La traviata.
He has been a member of the Young Artists Program at Los Angeles Opera, where he had the chance to sing in several productions under the baton of James Conlon, such as Salome (Jude), Tosca (Spoletta), Carmen (Remendado) and Candide (The Governor). At L.A. Opera he sang also the role of Nathanael in Les Contes d’Hoffmann conducted by Placido Domingo.
He has already sung with LA Philarmonic Orchestra, in a concert version of Die Zauberflöte conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
He has begun his career as a soloist with both the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops! Orchestra. He was a finalist of the 2014 Eastern Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and first place winner of the 2014 Classical Singer Competition.
In the summer of 2015, he performed the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto at both Asheville Lyric Opera and Brevard Music Festival.
In the summer of 2016, he participated in the Merola Opera Program of San Francisco Opera, performing in Conrad Susa’s Transformations.He has also appeared as the Shepherd in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex at Cincinnati May Festival under the baton of James Conlon, as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with New York Opera Exchange and as the Animal Tamer in Der Rosenkavalier at Cincinnati Opera. During the the summer 2018 he returned to the Merola Opera Program to participate in the Schwabacher Summer Concerts.
In the summer of 2017 he had two important engagements: Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni conducted by James Conlon at Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto (Italy) and Luke Bedford’s Seven Angels at Aspen Music Festival with Yves Abel as conductor.
In December 2017 he was again Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at Teatro Coccia di Novara, with “Luigi Cherubini” Young Orchestra conducted by Matteo Beltrami.
In May 2018 he performed in Carmen with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Brian Michael Moore is a winner of the 2018 Sara Tucker Study Grant, and he was recognized as “Una
Finestra Sui Due Mondi” from the 2017 Spoleto Festival Dei Due Mondi.
In 2020 he will be Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile.
Praised by the New York Times for her ability to turn from “strong and vindictive to melting and back in an instant,” American soprano Julia Wolcott is quickly establishing herself as an exciting lyric voice, distinguishing herself with her musical intelligence and stylistic versatility. Her 2018-2019 season includes her debut with the Glimmerglass Festival, where she sang Liza in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades and Revolutionary Woman in The Ghosts of Versailles (a co-production with Glimmerglass Opera and Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles), and covered Annina in La Traviata. Other recent engagements include Vera in Dolores Claiborne, Violetta in La Traviata, and Lady Billows in Albert Herring with the Boston University Opera Institute. A recent graduate of BUOI, she has also participated in young artist training programs at the Aspen Music Festival (where she performed Tulip in Bolcom’s A Wedding and Angel 1/Waitress in Seven Angels), Charlottesville Opera, the Castleton Festival, and the Bay View Music Festival. This season she will perform a concert of songs of Strauss with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Wolcott has made appearances with several major opera competitions: the Eastern Region Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (3rd place winner), the Dallas Opera Guild Competition (semi-finalist), the Premiere Opera Vocal Competition (semi-finalist), and the Classical Singer Competition (Emerging Pro winner). On the concert stage, her performances include the soprano solo in Mozart’s Requiem under the baton of Maestro Gary Thor Wedow (Juilliard Orchestra/Westminster Chapel Choir), Iain Burnside’s Drums and Guns concerts in Dublin and London honoring the 1916 Irish Uprising, and Brian Zeger’s Songfest at Alice Tully Hall.
She received her M.M. in Voice from the Juilliard School, where she performed the role of Giunone in La Calisto and participated in live-streamed masterclasses with Stephanie Blythe and Maestro Fabio Luisi, and her B.M in Voice with distinction from the Pennsylvania State University, where she performed Madame Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites.
American soprano, Jessica Faselt, is gaining stature as a promising young professional with an exciting voice. Jessica is known for her "keen expression and impressive delivery" in performance (Music in Cincinnati).
Jessica is the recipient of a 2019 Sarah Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation.
Jessica was awarded the Tito Cappobianco Memorial Award of 2019 by Opera Index.
Jessica was the recipient of the Birgit Nilsson Award of the American-Scandinavian Foundation in the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions after competing in the Grand Finals Concert with the Met Orchestra. The previous year in March of 2017 Jessica was a Semi-Finalist in the MONC Auditions.
Jessica is a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera.
Jessica was a Studio Artist with the Florida Grand Opera in Miami for their 2017/2018 season covering the roles of Salome in Richard Strauss’s Salome and Florencia in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas.
Jessica was an Emerging Young Artist with the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices in Reno, NV where she studied with internationally-acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Dolora Zajick in the summers of 2016 and 2017.
Jessica received the Tito Capobianco Memorial Award from the 2018 Opera Index Awards. Jessica was a semi-finalist with the Premiere Opera Foundation International Voice Competition and sang on the Premiere Opera Foundation Masterclass with Maestro Richard Bonynge. Jessica was a Semi-Finalist in the Elizabeth Connell Prize International Vocal Competition. She received the 2nd Place Award at the Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing International Voice Competition in 2017. She received an Encouragement Award at the Marcello Giordanni International Voice Competition in 2017. She was also a Semi-Finalist of the Eleanor McCollum Voice Competition with the Houston Grand Opera in February of 2016.
Jessica was a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in the summer of 2015 and was again engaged with the company in the summer of 2016 covering the title role of Ariadne, in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. In Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' 2nd annual Center Stage Concert of 2016 Jessica sang Donna Anna in the first Act duet of Don Giovanni and The Marschallin in Strauss' famous trio of Der Rosenkavalier with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra lead by conductor, Stephen Lord.
Jessica performed the role of Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at the McAninch Arts Center in Chicago with the New Philharmonic Orchestra in January 2016. Other roles performed include Hanna in The Merry Widow, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito, and Mrs. Grose in The turn of the Screw.
Jessica completed her Masters Degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where she was the recipient of the prestigious Corbett Award. Jessica received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Iowa with honors.
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. His debut album, ARC, on Decca Gold was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award, and he is Musical America’s 2019 vocalist of the year.
Costanzo has appeared with many of the world’s leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Dallas Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Spoleto Festival USA, Glimmerglass Festival and Finnish National Opera. In concert he has sung with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has performed at a wide-ranging variety of venues including Carnegie Hall, Versailles, The Kennedy Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Sawdust, Minamiza Kyoto, Joe’s Pub, The Guggenheim, The Park Avenue Armory, and Madison Square Garden.
Costanzo is a Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and won first prize in Placido Domingo’s Operalia Competition. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his role in a Merchant Ivory film. He has begun working as a producer and curator in addition to a performer, creating shows for National Sawdust, Opera Philadelphia, the Philharmonia Baroque, Princeton University, WQXR, The State Theater in Salzburg, Master Voices and Kabuki-Za Tokyo. Costanzo graduated from Princeton University where he has returned to teach, and he received his masters from the Manhattan School of Music. In his youth he performed on Broadway and alongside Luciano Pavarotti.
Countertenor Daniel Moody has garnered widespread acclaim for his commanding yet expressive vocal timbre and his breathtaking musicianship. Praised as having a “vocal resonance, [which] makes a profoundly startling impression” (The New York Times) and for his “vivid and powerful” voice (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Mr. Moody is equally known for his “sweet and melancholy sound” (The Washington Post) and ability to “pierce hearts” and “utterly silence a room” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) with his expressivity and connection with audiences.
Opera appearances include the title roles in Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, Arsamene in Xerxes, Lichas in Hercules, Didymus in Theodora, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, L’Enfant in Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortileges and most recently, Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Cincinnati Opera alongside Anthony Roth Costanzo where American Record Guide remarked on Moody’s performance “numerous moments of utter beauty… voice blossom[ing] out into something big and round and smooth. [F]loats easily into soprano range...”
Mr. Moody drew attention in the role of Rinaldo from the San Diego Story for his unusually powerful tone: “[Mr. Moody] may help to create a new operatic vocal category: Helden Countertenor.” Daniel has also performed roles in Mark Morris’ productions of Britten’s Curlew River and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at BAM (Howard Gilman Opera House) and at the Tanglewood Music Festival where the Financial Times noted his “inspired and absorbing performances”.
Mr. Moody has soloed with acclaimed orchestras across the country and abroad including, Atlanta Symphony (Thomas Søndergård conducting), Les Violons du Roy in Québec City, (Bernard Labadie), Apollo’s Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra (Jeannette Sorrell) Portland Baroque Orchestra (David Hill), Illinois Symphony, Charleston Symphony (Ken Lam), Winston-Salem Symphony (Robert Moody) and gave the American premiere of George Benjamin’s Dream of the Song (Stefan Asbury) at the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood Festival. Mr. Moody has also performed with numerous early music groups and festivals including Boston, Indianapolis and Washington Early Music Festivals, renowned group Acronym at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Mountainside Baroque (Maryland) and La Fiocco (Pennsylvania). A graduate of the prestigious Yale Voxtet – resident at Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music – he has performed as a soloist at such venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, London’s St. John’s Smith Square and, Cambridge’s Trinity College, with conductors David Hill, Simon Carrington, Masaaki Suzuki, and Matthew Halls. His performances have been broadcast live in concert on BBC Radio 3 in the United Kingdom, on Boston’s WGBH, Indiana’s WFIU, and WSHU’s Sunday Baroque.
Recent debuts and upcoming seasons include Messiah with Minnesota Orchestra, a tour of St. Matthew Passion with Apollo’s Fire, a duet concert with famed mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Nicholas McGegan), Carnegie Hall debuts with Oratorio Society of New York and Musica Sacra (Kent Tritle), concerts with Opera Lafayette, and several contemporary commissioned operas by composers Hannah Lash and Elena Ruehr.
Mr. Moody is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (BM ’14), Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music (MM ‘16) and has won several awards in prestigious competitions which include Metropolitan National Council Auditions, George London Competition; George London Award (2018) and Encouragement Award (2017), Handel Aria Competition, Rochester Oratorio Society Classical Idol, New York Oratorio Society Competition, and 1st prize of the Russell Wonderlic Competition.