From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I just heard from friends in New York that Latonia Moore is going to sing tomorrow’s Met radio broadcast of Aida!

Latonia was the 1998 winner of the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition and the winner of the 2004 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Award at the Dallas Opera for her unforgettable “Micaela” in Carmen.

She just happens to be scheduled to open our season next October, also  in the title role of Verdi’s Aida, a role she recently sang at London’s Covent Garden to great acclaim.  I have known Latonia since she was an 18 year old student at the University of North Texas, and I would like to think that I was of more than a little help getting her career launched.

I couldn’t be more thrilled for her, and I wish her In bocca al lupo for tomorrow’s broadcast.

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