Dennys Moura, tenor
Tenor Dennys Moura is a highly sought after soloist located in the Washington, D.C. area. In November 2011, he will be the tenor soloist with the Choralis Foundation's productions of the Bach Magnificat and Mozart's Coronation Mass. He is a member of the U.S. Navy Chorus, has been involved in early music projects with St. John's In the Village Church in Baltimore, and is currently the full-time tenor section leader at St. Thomas' Parish in Dupont Circe, Washington, D.C.
Last year, Mr. Moura gave a recital as part of the Friday Noon Concerts at The Arts Club of Washington in Washington D.C., which included selections from Schumann's Dichterliebe and arias from Donizetti's L'elisir d’amore. He also sang the role of Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) with Bel Cantanti's Summer Opera program, receiving praise for his "obvious emotion, great clarity and instinctive and convincing acting ability" (Allartsreview4U.com). In the summer of 2010, Mr. Moura gave his oratorio debut in Choralis' production of Mendelssohn's Elijah, conducted by Artistic Director Gretchen Kuhrmann, where he "handled the twin roles of Obadiah and Ahab with a fine sense of drama and timing" (Washington Post).
Mr. Moura recently earned his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance at the University of Maryland where he was awarded a full scholarship by the Board of Visitors and was named a Distinguished Scholar in the Arts for the State of Maryland. At the University, Mr. Moura has performed in numerous recitals and opera scenes including the school's annual Honors Recital in the U.M. Gildenhorne Recital Hall. He was also a member of the U.M. Chamber Singers led by Dr. Edward Maclary, where he was given solo opportunities as Peter in Charpentier's Le Reniement de Saint Pierre, and Boulanger's Du fond de l’abime. He also appeared as chorus member in the Maryland Opera Studio's productions of Cosi fan tutte in 2008, and Eugene Onegin in 2009. He is a student of Carmen Balthrop and plans to pursue a graduate degree in voice.