MaryCatherine Moroney
Mezzo Soprano

Mezzo Soprano

"...a wonderful smoky mezzo quality..."
    MaryCatherine Moroney was acclaimed for her “handling of a comic role with sparkling humor and fortissimo sneezes” in the role of Berta for Dayton Opera’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.   Following her success in Dayton, she returned to New York, where she performed as a part of the fully-staged world premiere of Xenakis’ Oresteia for the opening of Columbia University’s Miller Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Season.  In addition, she traveled to Bolivia as the Alto Soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Orquesta Sinfónia Juvenil de Santa Cruz de la Sierra.  This past spring, Ms. Moroney and a fellow singer, Erin Heisel, created a music duo, Liquid Music, which will begin touring a concert series in the Midwest in early fall.  Upcoming, she will be returning to Bolivia to participate in a series of concerts, Night at the Grand Opera,  and performing in a few concerts with the Opera Camerata of Washington.  She also is singing Carmen in Riverside Opera Company's production of Carmen.
           A versatile performer, her operatic repertory includes the roles of Charlotte (Werther), Madame de Haltière (Cendrillon), Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Charlotte (A Little Night Music), La Voix de La Mere (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Hannah (world premiere of The Alien Corn), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Zita (Gianni Schicchi).  She has also performed concerts of opera arias and ensembles with the Opera Camerata of Washington, and has been a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Spectacular Ensemble for the past four years.
           An avid recitalist, Ms. Moroney has performed various recitals throughout the United States and internationally.  She was invited to participate in a concert tour of Russia (Transatlantic Dialogues) with two other singers, performing Russian and American opera and art songs at master classes and concerts, which were met with resounding success.  Her many recitals have featured a musical spectrum from Bach through contemporary composers such as Luciano Berio, Sergei Slonimsky, Jake Heggie, György Ligeti, and John Musto.  Ms. Moroney is committed to promoting and exploring the work of living composers, especially in the expanding American song repertoire.   
          As an oratorio soloist, she has sung with the Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, Masterworks Chorale, Johns Hopkins Symphony and Chorus, Fairlington United Methodist Church, the Peabody Percussion Ensemble, and the Left Bank Concert Society. 
          Ms. Moroney covered the role of the Female Chorus at the Chateauville Foundation's production of The Rape of Lucretia as a member of their newly founded Young Artist Program, and was also the Mezzo Soprano Artist-In-Residence for Dayton Opera.  She received a Masters of Music and a Graduate Performance Diploma in Voice Performance at Peabody Institute of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.  

U.S. phone: (001) 513-560-6993
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