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Andrea Edith Moore

Soprano Andrea Edith Moore brings to her performances an “opalescence that is particularly served by her impressive phrasing and inherent musicality” (, and “wows audiences with her powerful and flexible soprano voice, her acting ability, and her dedication and drive” ( Andrea has enjoyed a wide range of collaborations with artists and ensembles including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gerhardt Zimmermann, David Zinman, Eighth Blackbird, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company, the Hamburger Kammeroper, My Brightest Diamond, and the Red Clay Ramblers. 

Equally at home in the music of our time and of the distant past, she has starred in roles ranging from The Governess in Britten’s Turn of the Screw, Micaëla in Carmen, Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Sara in Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain. An accomplished concert soloist, she has garnered particular acclaim for her interpretations of the Bach Cantatas, German Lieder, and orchestral, choral, oratorio, and opera concerts at venues ranging from Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires, the Baltimore Lieder Weekend, Duke Chapel, the NC HIP Festival, and the Munich Residenz to the Richard Tucker Foundation. 

Andrea’s commitment to voices from her native North Carolina has led her to commission, premiere, and perform composers including Kenneth Frazelle, Daniel Thomas Davis, Allen Anderson, Robert Ward, and numerous others. She produced, premiered, and developed Family Secrets: Kith and Kin and is especially proud to feature this new work as her debut recording released on Albany Records in 2020. Hailed as “A major new work . . . Five stars: A fascinating new chamber opera . . . Moore’s singing is hauntingly intense” (Fanfare Magazine). “This is a slice of southern culture that could easily pass under your radar, and that would be unfortunate(American Record Guide). The album was a 2022 Grammy nominee under producer Elaine Martone’s “Classical Producer of the Year” nod. 

Andrea is a prizewinner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, was a fellow with four-time Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird at the Blackbird Creative Lab, and has twice received the Yale School of Music Alumni Award. She holds degrees from Yale University, Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University and UNC School of the Arts. She served on the voice faculty of UNC Chapel Hill for seven years and currently lives, sings, and teaches privately in Durham. With her husband, Shannon Healy, she owns the acclaimed craft cocktail bar Alley Twenty Six, which was nominated for the 2022 James Beard Foundation Awards Outstanding Bar Program.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. This probably goes without saying, but MUSIC—desert islands be damned, I’d have to take it all with me, every CD, mp3, score, speaker, and my piano.
  2. My family, immediate and extended, but especially my supportive husband and fun, boisterous seven-year-old son.
  3. Smartwool socks
  4. Champagne
  5. The poetry of Verlaine, Rilke, Rückert, and Hesse
  6. Dog walks
  7. Spaghetti Bolognese
  8. Gardening know-how from my mom!
  9. Blazing, cozy fires!
  10. North Carolina beaches—especially Bald Head Island!

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