Diana Moore

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Guest of the National Theatre Opera.British singer pursued her musical studies at the University of Birmingham and the Royal Academy of Music, winning the prestigious Dip RAM and many prizes, as well as being awarded an Associateship in 2002. She made her debut at the BBC Proms in Bach’s St Matthew Passion in 2002 with Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert and performs with many leading orchestras including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The King's Consort, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, the BBC Philharmonic and Philharmonia Baroque. In the field of opera, recent performances include the title role in Rinaldo at the Göttingen International Handel Festival and Flanders Opera. She returned to Göttingen to sing Sesto in Giulio Cesare and Medoro (Orlando), both conducted by Nicholas McGegan. Orlando subsequently toured to the Drottningholm Court Theatre, Stockholm in September 2009, and to San Francisco with McGegan and his orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque in April 2010. She is equally in demand as a recitalist and concert performer. Recent engagements have included Bach's St Matthew Passion at the Luzern Festival, the Concertgebouw and on tour with The King's Consort, Berlioz Nuits d’Ete at The Sage Gateshead conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, Händel Jephtha at the London Handel Festival with Laurence Cummings, Mendelssohn Elijah at Birmingham Town Hall for the Mendelssohn Centenary celebrations, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius in York Minster, and recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival and English Song Weekend. Her recent recording of Handel's Parnasso in Festa with The King's Consort and Matthew Halls was released to universal acclaim and won the 2009 Stanley Sadie Handel Recording Prize.Update: September 2010