Rachel    Moon   

A B O U T

Even and bereft of strain
        at the highest and lowest extremes

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 Korean-American mezzo-soprano, Rachel Moon returns to north Texas as Fort Worth Opera’s 2022-23 Hatte Mae Lesley Studio Artist. In January of 2022, Rachel covered the role of Toypurina in Fort Worth Opera’s world premiere ZORRO. Summer of 2021, Rachel Moon was an apprentice artist at Miami Classical Music Festival performing the role of Le Prince Charmant in Massenet’s Cendrillon.  “Noble in bearing, this exceptional young mezzo easily conquered the role’s high tessitura,” writes Lawrence Budman, South Florida Classical Review.  “Moon’s vocal production is even and bereft of strain at the highest and lowest extremes.”  “Her mellow sound perfect for the prince’s initial monologue of tormented loneliness.” “Moon provided the afternoon’s standout performance.” Earlier in 2019, Rachel performed the role of High Priestess in Verdi’s Aida and covered the role(s) of Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and the Secretary in Menotti’s The Consul with Spotlight on Opera. Rachel served as the educational artist in 2017-18 with The Dallas Opera covering the role of Despina in Mozart’s Three Little Pigs. 


 

Rachel Moon for has appeared as a soloist as well as in ensembles on many stages, most notably with The Dallas Opera, Opera Naples, Red River Lyric opera, Opera Breve, the historic opera theater of Cagli in Italy, also including performances in Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth Texas, as well as with the Irving Symphony Orchestra, and many more. Rachel Moon has participated in training programs such as VOICExperience, Opera Naples, OperaWorks, and Opera in Concerts in Italy.  Rachel’s other repertoire include; Musetta (La bohème), Beth (Little Women), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Ruggiero (Alcina). Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), and Nicklausse (Les contes d'Hoffmann).  

Rachel was recognized as a person of exceptional talent and was subsequently awarded a full tuition scholarship to Texas Christian University. At TCU, Rachel studied with J. David Brock and earned her master’s degree in Vocal Performance. Rachel’s bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance is from the University of North Texas, where she studied with Dr. Stephen F. Austin.

R E P E R T O I R E

Opera

Donna Elvira from Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart

Dorabella from Così fan tutte by W. A. Mozart

Le Prince Charmant from Massenet's Cendrillon

Madame Pompous from Too Many Sopranos by Edwin Penhorwood 

Musetta from La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini

Secretary from The Consul by Gian Carlo Menotti

Toypurina from Zorro by Armienta

Ruggiero  from Alcina by George Frideric Handel

 

 

 

Gloria in D Major RV 589 by Vivaldi

Messiah by Handel

Requiem by Don Forrest

Requiem by Faure

Requiem by Mozart

 

Role in Preparation

Hansel from Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

Concert