(photo: Peter Everard-Smith)

Diana Moore (mezzo-soprano) is receiving wide acclamation and recognition on both sides of the Atlantic for her ‘emotional depth’ (The Guardian), ‘thrilling technical bravura’ (Gramophone) and ‘rich, evocative sound’ (San Francisco Chronicle). The Times calls her, ‘a singer to cherish, with a genuine contralto tone not often heard outside the recordings of Ferrier and Janet Baker’.

On the concert stage, she has appeared at many leading venues across the world, including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Zurich, Tanglewood Festival, Barbican Centre, the Kultur Kongresscentrum Luzern, Lincoln Center New York and at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. 2016 saw her make her debut at Carnegie Hall, New York.

Highlights of 2016 included the release in April of the recording of Scarlatti’s La Gloria di Primavera on which Diana featured with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan. The disc was awarded Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine. Other performances included the role of Medoro in Handel’s Orlando with the English Concert conducted by Harry Bicket in Ferrara and performances of Handel’s Messiah in Baltimore and Indianapolis. Diana also recorded Mozart’s Requiem with Winchester College and the London Mozart Players on Convivium Records (due to be released in 2017) and Handel’s Messiah with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (to be released on the Naxos label later in 2017).

Performances in 2017 include Bach cantatas with Israel Camerata in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Manze in Hanover, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius at Coventry Cathedral, and a return to San Francisco for performances and a recording with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and McGegan of Handel’s Joseph and his Brethren (title role).