Mezzo-soprano Diana Moore

Widely praised on both sides of the Atlantic for a voice with ‘thrilling technical bravura’ (Gramophone) that is ‘warm, plush, full and eminently smooth, with an air of nobility and grace’ (San Francisco Classical Voice), British mezzo-soprano Diana Moore is a firm favourite with orchestras and audiences alike for her ‘complete command of straightforward expressive singing’ (American Handel Society). She enjoys a varied and international career of opera, oratorio and concert performances, and is a popular soloist at many major music festivals.

Best known for her extensive experience with the Baroque repertoire, Diana’s approach – infused with a keen musical intelligence and ‘emotional depth’ (The Guardian) – has led to repeat engagements with many of the world’s leading classical and early music ensembles, and collaborations with such eminent conductors as Nicholas McGegan, Marin Alsop, Laurence Cummings, Trevor Pinnock and Sir Roger Norrington.

A recognised Handelian, Diana is a regular at many international Baroque Festivals. Highlights include Rinaldo (title), Sesto (Giulio Cesare) and Medoro (Orlando) at Göttingen International Handel Festival, Storgé (Jephtha) at London Handel Festival, Westminster Abbey and with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; and Rinaldo (title) at the National Theatre (Prague), Opera de Versailles and Vlaamse Oper (Antwerp).

Equally adept in later musical styles and genres, Diana has become a leading exponent of English music, both in oratorio, concert and recital work, and in particular in the music of Edward Elgar. She has performed The Dream of Gerontius at venues including York Minster, London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Cathedrals of Ely, Gloucester, Winchester, and Coventry; and Sea Pictures at Gloucester and Guildford Cathedrals, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, and with San Francisco Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.