Amy Moodie, 2019-2020 scholarship recipient

Amy Moodie, soprano

Amy Moodie, soprano, is thrilled to have been chosen as the Winner of the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition and is excited to perform Mozart’s Requiem with her fellow soloists and the Toronto Mozart Players. In the fall of 2019, Ms. Moodie was a finalist at the American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition and was named as a prizewinner for her interpretations of Aux Langueurs d’Apollon (Rameau)  and Smutný večer (Kapralova). Earlier in the season, Ms. Moodie performed the roles of Emma in Fierabras (Opera in Concert), Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Estates Theatre, Prague) and sang contemporary opera scenes in This is Prophetic! with U of T opera and Against the Grain Theatre. The 2018-2019 season also included performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte and the title role in Handel’s Semele.

In the fall of 2017, Ms. Moodie was the winner of the NATSAA Great Lakes Region Competition and, in early 2018, was a finalist and winner of the Harold Stark Award at the National competition in New York City. Also in the fall of 2017, Ms. Moodie performed with the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Women’s Choruses as the soloist in Imant Raminsh’s Missa Brevis in C Minor under the baton of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, and was selected as the Vocal Category Second Place Cash Prize Winner and Winner of the prize for Best Performance of a Canadian Composition at the Vancouver International Music Competition.

As an active performer on the concert stage, in operas and in musicals, Ms. Moodie has recently been seen in Isis and Osiris (World Premier), Falstaff and Prince Igor (Opera in Concert), as Voluptua in La Pizza con Funghi (Yorkshire Opera Workshop), and as Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance (VAOP). Other credits include Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie (CMTP Toronto), Sister Robert Ann in Nunsense! (Orillia Stage Company) and as Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (Halifax Summer Opera Festival).  Ms. Moodie has given recitals in Toronto, Barrie and Oakville and, in 2017, premiered Side Road Swamp by Karen Lee and Francis Ubertelli as part of the Sounds of Silence new art song project at the University of Toronto. Ms. Moodie has been engaged as a soloist with Symphony on the Bay and KooGle Theatre, with the King Edward Choir of Barrie, The Oakville Choral Society and many other organizations. She has been seen on screen in national commercials and is the singing voice of Sofie on Little People (Family Jr.) Ms. Moodie holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music Degree in Classical Voice Performance from the University of Toronto, where she continues to study with renowned soprano, Lorna MacDonald. During her studies she was a two time recipient of the prestigious Richard Bradshaw Fellowship in Opera (2016-2018).