Baritone David Adam Moore has garnered worldwide critical acclaim for his ability to breathe life into characters with a rare blend of power and vulnerability. He performs regularly with the world’s most important opera houses and orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Carnegie Hall, the Salzburg Festival, Grand Théatre du Généve, Théâtre du Châtelet, and the BBC Symphony, with broadcast and recording credits including the BBC, Arte TV, PBS, NPR, Radio France, RAI, Innova, Erato, and ORF. His diverse repertoire of over 60 principal roles includes classic characters such as Don Giovanni and Eugene Onegin, epic song cycles including Schubert’s Winterreise and Brahms’ Die Schöne Magelone, and contemporary figures such as Britten’s Billy Budd, Joseph DeRocher in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Stanley Kowalski in Andre Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, and Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America. Moore is a celebrated interpreter of contemporary music, and has created roles in world premieres for some of today’s most important composers, including Thomas Adès, Peter Eötvös, and David T. Little.
Career highlights include Col. Alvaro Gomez in The Exterminating Angel by Thomas Adès at the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the Salzburger Festspiele, where he originated the role with Adès; Horatio in Brett Dean’s Hamlet at the Metropolitan Opera; Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Teatro alla Scala; Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Carmina Burana with the Jerusalem Symphony; Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire at Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, and Lyric Opera of Chicago; Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Neue Oper Wien; Joseph DeRocher in a new production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking for Hungarian State Opera, with designs based on Moore’s documentary photography from Angola Prison; the title role in David T. Little’s monodrama Soldier Songs with L.A. Opera; Don Giovanni with Staatsoper Hannover and Nationaltheater Mannheim, Billy Budd with Israeli Opera and Pittsburgh Opera; Maximilian in Candide at Teatro alla Scala, Théâtre du Châtelet, and Orchard Hall Tokyo; Papageno in Die Zauberflöte at New York City Opera; Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Staatsoper Hannover and Seattle Opera; and Judy Fry in Oklahoma! In a new production at Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Other notable appearances include Moore’s staged, multimedia production of Schubert’s Winterreise at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Atlanta Opera, Portland Opera, National Sawdust NYC, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Anchorage Opera; Joseph DeRocher in Dead Man Walking with Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Des Moines Metro Opera, Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire with Virginia Opera; Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America with MüPA Budapest, National Opera Wroclaw (Poland), and Fort Worth Opera; Eugene Onegin with the Atlanta Opera and Arizona Opera; Don Giovanni with Oper Kiel, Nashville Opera, and Chautauqua Opera; Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro with Palm Beach Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, and Festival Belle-Ile-en-Mer France; Carmina Burana with Israeli Opera, New Orleans Opera, and Festival Belle-Ile-en-Mer France; the title role in David T. Little’s Soldier Songs with San Diego Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Austin Opera, Atlas Theater Washington D.C., Le Poisson Rouge NYC, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, and on a commercial recording for Innova Records that was short-listed for a Grammy nomination; Lucifer in the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’ Paradise Reloaded with Neue Oper Wien; Zurga in Les Pêcheurs des Perles at Seattle Opera; Ford in Falstaff at Arizona Opera; Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with San Diego Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Utah Opera, and Palm Beach Opera; Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon at Israeli Opera; Papageno in Die Zauberflöte at Austin Opera; Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Seattle Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Central City Opera, Utah Opera, and Arizona Opera; Marcello in La Boheme at Pittsburgh Opera; Silvio in I Pagliacci for San Diego Opera and New Orleans Opera; Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale at Israeli Opera; Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas at Glimmerglass Opera and Time Warner Center NYC; Ned Keene in Peter Grimes at Israeli Opera; the title role in Kevin Puts’ The Manchurian Candidate at Austin Opera; Starbuck in Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick at Utah Opera; Jesus in Elgar’s The Apostles with the Netherlands Radio Symphony; Lord Rivers in Battistelli’s Richard III with Grand Théatre du Généve; Don Carlos in Dargomizhsky's The Stone Guest at Avery Fischer Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra; Lt. Audebert in Puts’ Silent Night with Austin Opera; The Pilot in Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince with Tulsa Opera; and Escamillo in Carmen for the Lismore Festival Ireland.