Summer Workshop 2020


for Singers and Observers

Saturday 8 August 2020

9:30a.m – 6.00p.m

with Suffolk born Mezzo-Soprano



British mezzo-soprano Diana Moore has established herself as a firm favourite with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, winning acclaim for her unique voice which, according to Gramophone, ‘combines the range of a mezzo with the tone quality of a contralto’ and has been described by San Francisco Classical Voice as ‘warm, plush, full and eminently smooth, with an air of nobility and grace’. Best known for her considerable experience with the Baroque repertoire, Diana’s approach – ‘a mixture of intelligence with musicianship [and] emotional depth’ (The Guardian) – has led to repeat engagements with many of the world’s leading classical and early music ensembles,  including Collegium 1705, the English Concert, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestra Romantique et Revolutionaire, as well as collaborations with such eminent conductors as Nicholas McGegan, Marin Alsop, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock and Sir Roger Norrington.

A recognised Handelian, Diana has performed many operatic roles including the eponymous hero of Rinaldo at Göttingen International Handel Festival, Vlaamse Oper, Opera de Versailles, and National Theatre Prague; Sesto in Giulio Cesare at Göttingen; and Medoro in Orlando at Drottningholm Royal Court Theatre (Stockholm), Lincoln Centre (New York), Ferrara Musica Festival, Tanglewood and Ravinia Festivals. She has also appeared at many prominent European Baroque Festivals with performances of Handel’s oratorio and choral works, and has performed his Messiah extensively in North America at venues including Kimmel Centre in Philadelphia, Meyerhoff Concert Hall in Baltimore, National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Strathmore Concert Hall in Washington and the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Diana returned to Göttingen in 2018 to sing the title role in The Choice of Hercules with Laurence Cummings.