Liam Moran
Bass
New England Third Place Winner, 2005

Liam Moran begins this season as Colline in La bohème in his return to Madison Opera. In 2014-2015, his second season on the Metropolitan Opera roster, Liam Moran covered the Flemish Deputy in Don Carlos; he also made his debut in Madison as Don Fernando in Fidelio, appeared as Lorenzo in Bellini’s I Capuletti e I Montecchi with Washington Concert Opera, and visited the Kansas City Symphony for Handel’s “Messiah.” In 2013-2014 Liam joined the Met ensemble for Shostakovich’s The Nose and return to Boston Lyric Opera as Count Ceprano in Rigoletto and Gualtiero in I puritani. The bass also recently appeared with the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s “Requiem” and at Augustana College (IL) for “Messiah.”

 

A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, Liam is a graduate of both McGill University in Montreal and the Yale School of Music. He took part in the Young American Artists Program at Glimmerglass Opera (2004, 2006), the Merola Opera program at San Francisco Opera (2005), and the Florida Young Artist Program (2006-2007), and spent two seasons with Wolf Trap Opera (2007-8) singing Zuniga in Carmen, Sirocco in L’Étoile, Melisso in Alcina,Der Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, and Truffaldino in Ariadne auf Naxos. A 2010 alumnus of the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program, the bass appeared there in many roles including Zuniga in Carmen,Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, Colline in La bohème, the King in Aida, and Antonio inLe nozze di Figaro.

 

Liam’s early professional ventures included Seneca as a guest artist in the Juilliard Vocal Arts Program production of L’incoronazione di Poppea,Angelotti in Toscainhis debut with Opera Omaha, and Masetto and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Ash Lawn Opera (VA). The 2011-2012 season included his return to Pittsburgh Opera as Dr. Grenvil in La Traviata; Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette and the title role in Le nozze di Figaro at Annapolis Opera; the Old Hebrew in Samson et Dalila with Washington Concert Opera; a return to Opera Omaha as Norton in Rossini’s The Marriage Contract; Colline with Austin Lyric Opera; and Snug in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in his Boston Lyric Opera debut. The next season Liam returned to Omaha as Dr. Grenvil and to Annapolis Opera as Sparafucile in Rigoletto, reprised Il commendatore at Kentucky Opera, and joined American Opera Project’s production of The Blind at the Lincoln Center Festival.

 

 

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