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Born in Houston and raised in Texas, Latonia Moore began her studies at the University of North Texas, where she originally planned to study Jazz. Fortunately for opera lovers, one of her teachers convinced her to study classical music. She continued as a student of Bill Schuman at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia where she graduated in 2005.


While still very young Latonia Moore had won a lot of awards (selection):

  • Richard Tucker Foundation Grant (2005),
  • first prize and audience award at "Concours International d'Opéra" in Marseille (2003)
  • special prize "Kammeroper der Internationalen Hans Gabor Belvedere Gesangswettbewerbe" (2003)
  • first prize and audience award "Internationalen Gesangswettbewerbs der italienischen Oper Dresden" (2002)
  • Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions (2000)

only to mention a few.

She had her much acclaimed debut at the Met (Metropolitan Opera, New York) in the title role of Aida on the 03. March 2012 when she replaced Violeta Urmana on a 36-hours advance notice. Her debut was broadcasted live and world wide.

Since than the sought-after singer from New York via London to Sydney.