A B O U T
Even and bereft of strain
at the highest and lowest extremes
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
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