Since making his Seattle Opera debut as Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (2016), John Moore has been welcomed back to McCaw Hall in a variety of roles including Mozart’s Papageno (2017), Rossini’s Figaro (2017), and the title roles of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (2019) and Eugene Onegin (2020). His "handsome timbre, unflagging energy, and an easy command of the stage" (The Seattle Times) have made Moore a Seattle audience favorite.
His varied program will include an excerpt from the Korngold opera Die Tote Stadt, art songs by Franz Schubert and Matthew Aucoin, and a sentimental American standard by Sammy Fain.
The partner organization for this recital is LANGSTON—a nonprofit that centers Black art, artists, and audiences in its work. LANGSTON is the organization behind the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center in the Central Area of Seattle. We are honored to have a budding partnership with LANGSTON, and we encourage you to learn more about this organization. Originally created by three Black artists, the Artist Relief Fund has provided almost $600,000 in relief, particularly for Black artists and other artists of color.
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