Isabella Moore is an award-winning New Zealand born Sāmoan soprano. She is the winner of the 2015 Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award, winner of the 2014 Marianne Mathy Scholarship, winner of the 2014 New Zealand Aria Competition, and winner of the 2014 New Zealand Lexus Song Quest Competition.
In November 2021, Isabella made her UK operatic debut and role debut singing Gutrune in the GAFA Arts Collective production of Wagner’s Götterdamerung. More recently, Isabella commanded the operatic stage as Suor Angelica in Puccini’s Suor Angelica for the 2022 OPERNFEST in Berlin. Her opera works also includes Giulietta in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann (Music Academy of the West), Gulnara in Verdi’s II corsaro (New Zealand School of Music), and Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello (Wales International Academy of Voice). In 2019, Isabella performed the role of Hine-nui-te-pō from New Zealand composer Celeste Oram’s opera, He Pūtōrino Mākutu for the San Diego Symphony’s ‘Hearing the Future’ festival.
An experienced concert artist, her concert work includes: soprano soloist for the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019 Christmas Concert, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Auckland Youth Orchestra), and Bruckner’s Mass in D Minor (Auckland Choral Society). In December, she will be the soprano soloist in the Auckland Choral Society’s concerts of Handel’s Messiah.
Isabella has worked with renowned singers, coaches and conductors including Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Montserrat Caballé, Marilyn Horne, Renée Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Sondra Radvanovsky, Quinn Kelsey, Speranza Scappucci, Warren Jones, Martin Katz and Sir Richard Bonynge.
Isabella is very proud of her Polynesian roots, and in 2019 was the guest artist for both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Pacific Games held in Sāmoa. In March of 2021, she had the honour of representing Aotearoa for the Queen’s Commonwealth Observance Day Celebration filmed in Westminster Abbey and broadcast internationally on BBC One. This month, she will sing the Sāmoan national anthem for the Rugby League World Cup opening match against England at St. James Park in Newcastle.