Amy Moodie, 2019-2020 scholarship recipient

Amy Moodie, soprano

Amy Moodie rang in 2020 by being selected as the winner of the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition in January. Since then, she has joined the Elmer Iseler Singers on their Western Canada Tour, posted many videos of herself singing uplifting songs (accompanied by autoharp) on YouTube and Instagram, and has performed the role of Despina in a socially distant outdoor concert of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte. In the fall of 2019, she 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, Amy 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, Amy was selected as 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, Amy 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, Amy 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). Amy 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. Amy 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.) Amy holds her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Toronto where she continues to study with Professor Lorna MacDonald. During her Masters, she was a two-time recipient of the prestigious Richard Bradshaw Fellowship in Opera (2016-2018). Amy will be revisiting the role of Zerlina in a socially distant outdoor performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.