“Dulcet” (Charleston City Paper) soprano Jorie Moss is an experienced and versatile performer of classical vocal repertoire. She made her professional debut in the role of Polyxo (Here Be Sirens) with Ad Astra Music Festival. Previously, Jorie was seen as Margaret Johnson in Seagle Music Colony's production of The Light in the Piazza, as well as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte (also with SMC). She was thrilled to make her European debut in 2015 with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. ​Other complete roles have included Giannetta (L'Elisir d'Amore), the title role in Iolanta, Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Le feu/la princesse/le rossignol (L’enfant et les sortilèges), and La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi).

In addition to her work in opera and musical theater, Jorie is an enthusiastic lover of art song. A past recipient of Lied Austria International's FLAME Award for Musical Expression, she was a Young Artist with Songfest in Los Angeles, CA in 2013. At Westminster Choir College she was a featured performer in the 2014 Westminster Art Song Festival, where she performed Aaron Jay Kernis' Mrs. Midas with acclaimed collaborative pianist JJ Penna. Harboring a great interest in new works, Jorie collaborated with composer Andrew Pace on the production of a song cycle, After the War, that explores life on the American home front during World War II. Recent recital engagements have included works by Bach, Hahn, Larsen, Laitman, and Mendelssohn.

 

She has sung in master classes led by Johnathon Pape, Eric Weimer, Graham Johnson, Margo Garrett, Martin Katz, Dawn Upshaw, Thomas Grubb, and Thomas Muraco among others. A lifelong language enthusiast, Jorie is fluent in German and enjoys reading and studying poetry as well as solving the New York Times crossword puzzle.

Also an active chorister, Jorie was seen in Opera Philadelphia's O19 Festival production of Semele, and she will appear with OP again in 2020 for Madama Butterfly. She is a member of Philadelphia Symphonic Choir (the choral ensemble of the Philadelphia Orchestra) and she has also appeared with Princeton Pro Musica, Princeton University Glee Club, Westminster Choir, Westminster Symphonic Choir and The Thirteen. As a member of Westminster Choir she performed in the first-ever fully-staged production of John Adams’ El Niño at Spoleto Festival USA, directed by John La Bouchardière. She has sung under the batons of Cristian Măcelaru, Nathalie Stutzmann, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Joe Miller, Yannick Nézet-Seguin, and Gary Thor Wedow on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

Jorie holds degrees from Westminster Choir College (M.M. with distinction) and DePauw University (B.M. summa cum laude). Originally hailing from Indiana, she is currently based in Philadelphia, PA.

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