Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano

Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano

Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux is known for her “flawless sense of style, incandescent presence, a wonderfully rich timbre and an amazingly flexible voice” (Washington Post).

After winning the Handel Aria Competition at the Aspen Music Festival as a finalist in the Oratorio Society Competition of New York, she has been a soloist with the Dallas Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony and the National Philharmonic Orchestra among others and has won critical acclaim for her performances at Bach festivals in the United States and abroad, performing in such distinguished venues as Carnegie Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Royal Albert Hall in London for the BBC Proms, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and the Kennedy Center. She has been a soloist in the Masses, Passions and nearly all the Cantatas of J.S. Bach as well as in Vespers, Masses and Oratorios of Monteverdi, Mozart, Handel and Haydn.

Operatic roles include Romilda in Xerxes, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare and Galatea in Acis and Galatea of Handel; Belinda and Dido in Dido and Aeneas of Purcell; Venus in Didone of Cavalli; Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Despina in Cosi fan tutte of Mozart.

Ms. Lamoreaux has recently been named the Artistic Director of the National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble, designing and performing concerts for specific exhibits at the National Gallery of Art. She is a frequent soloist with the Folger Consort, MusicaAperta, ArcoVoce and Hesperus, and has toured with Musicians from Marlboro. Her many recitals include state-side performances at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the Corcoran Gallery, the Cloisters and Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Chautauqua Institute; and European performances at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Reingau Music Festival, La Fenice Chamber Music Festival, the Scandinavian Music Festival, the Louvre and the Belvedere Schloss.

Ms. Lamoreaux’s recordings include repertoire from Shostakovich and Handel to Berlioz, Bach, Hildegard Piaf and the bawdy songs of Thomas D’Urfey. You may find more information at

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