American baritone David Adam Moore makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Colonel (The Exterminating Angel).
Moore was born in Texas and studied at the Conservatory of Music – Oberlin College and the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. He sings widely in the USA, engagements including Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) for San Diego Opera, Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) for Utah Opera, Arizona Opera and Palm Beach Opera, Jud Fry (Oklahoma!) for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Eugene Onegin for Arizona Opera, Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de perles) for Seattle Opera and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte) for Austin Lyric Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Utah Opera, Arizona Opera and Opera Theater of Saint Louis. Further engagements include Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Cascada (Die lustige Witwe) and Maximilian (Candide) for La Scala, Milan, Maximilian for Théâtre du Châtelet and in Japan, Billy Budd and Dr Malatesta (Don Pasquale) for Israeli Opera and Figaro and Don Giovanni for Hanover State Opera.
Moore’s extensive work in contemporary opera includes Stanley Kowalski (Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire) for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Joseph de Rocher (Heggie’s Dead Man Walking) and Rappaccini (Catán’s La hija de Rappaccini) for Des Moines Metro Opera and Prior Walter (Eötvös’s Angels in America) for Wrocław Opera, Fort Worth Opera and with Los Angeles Philharmonic and BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has sung in world premieres by composers including Adès, Eötvös, Hennessy, Rorem and Wheeler, in addition to a busy concert career in other repertory.