Biography

BIOGRAPHY

On both opera and concert stages, Thea Tullman Moore has delighted audiences with her “crystalline voice and natural stage presence” (Wall Street Journal). She has performed roles with Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Central City Opera, and New Jersey Opera Theater. As part of the Monteverdi series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, she sang the role of La Musica in Orfeo and was praised by the Chicago Tribune for her “shining vocal grace.” Other roles include Poppea in The Coronation of Poppea, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia, Mademoiselle Silberklang in The Impressario, and Flora in The Turn of the Screw. Thea has been invited to sing roles in several contemporary works, including The Assistant in Richard Wilson’s Æthelred the Unready at New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall, the title role in Seymour Barab’s The Betrothal of Becky Brown at The Actors Institute of New York, and the role of Jenny in Phil Hagemann’s Roman Fever, performed at the Clark Theater at Lincoln Center.

Thea has been a featured soloist in a number of major oratorio works, including Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Schubert’s Mass in G, Rutter’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. She has sung Bach cantatas with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the baton of Dr. Mary Greer and was part of Jonathan Miller’s staged version of St. Matthew Passion at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. A lauded interpreter of art song, Thea has been heard in recital at the Aspen Music Festival and in salon recitals offered by opera companies across the country, including Central City Opera and Chicago Opera Theater. As one of ten singers selected from around the world, she joined the distinguished soprano Elly Ameling and pianist Rudolf Jansen in an intensive master course at the Académie musicale de Villecroze in Provence, and was invited to sing at the Ravinia Festival as part of the prestigious Steans Institute for Young Artists. Her linguistic skills and interpretive sensitivity were showcased when renowned lyric diction coach Nico Castel invited her to be a part of MusAcom.com, a website designed to demonstrate the principles of diction in art song. Thea’s recordings for this project were packaged with Mr. Castel’s diction tracks, creating a “PracticePak” to help singers of all levels prepare song repertoire.

Recent additions to Thea’s varied repertoire are two Gilbert and Sullivan heroines: Josephine in HMS Pinafore and the title role in Patience, for which she was declared “a voice that should be heard again and again” (Classical Voice of North Carolina).         

Thea is the founder and executive director of Baltimore Musicales, a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving the art of the song recital. A native of Chicago, Thea graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College and received her Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

 

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