Holidays with the Symphony
Matt Moeller, baritone
CORELLI Christmas Concerto
RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi
MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors
Plus lots of holiday favorites!
Returning for a second season as a Fort Worth Opera Studio Artist, in 2015 baritone Matt Moeller will perform Baron Douphol in La Traviata and First Gravedigger, as well as cover the title role, in Hamlet. This January he will make his debut with Performance Santa Fe singing the Father in Hansel and Gretel. During his first season with the company, he performed the role of William Dale in Silent Night and covered Zurga for The Pearl Fishers. In January 2014 he also made his debut with the Fort Worth Hall Ensemble. This past summer, he was an Apprentice Artist with the Caramoor Festival in New York City. He is a graduate of the Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he earned his Master of Music Degree and performed the roles of Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohème, Papageno in The Magic Flute, and Pip in Miss Havisham's Fire. Matt has appeared as the title role in Don Giovanni for Seagle Music Colony; Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro for Spotlight on Opera; Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music, and Junius in The Rape of Lucretia for LSU Opera; Dr. Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Dappertutto and Lindorf in The Tales of Hoffmann, Betto in Gianni Schicchi, and Gideon March in Little Women for Janiec Opera Company.
In his spare time Matt is an avid sports fan, particularly LSU football and the NFL. He loves to read, watch the Food Network, listen to film scores and cook (to the best of his ability!). Matt is very fortunate to have family and loved ones nearby; his parents in Austin, brother in Fort Worth and girlfriend, Meghan, in Houston. Matt looks forward to his upcoming Christmas cruise to Belize with family! Enjoy the concert!