Lyric mezzo-soprano Jade Moffat graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2012, whilst also being a member of Opera Queensland’s Young Artist Program. Jade recently relocated to the UK to complete an Artists Masters at the Guildhall School of Music on their prestigious Opera Course, studying with Yvonne Kenny.
Jade is the proud recipient of the Nora Goodridge Developing Artist Award with the Australian Music Foundation for 2017, and is an Independent Opera Scholar for 2016/2017. Other awards and scholarships include the IFAC Australian Singing Competition’s Marianne Mathy Scholarship, Joan Sutherland Memorial Vocal Scholarship, Dame Joan Sutherland Award, and was the Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship holder with the Melba Trust for 2014 and 2015.
Since relocating to the UK in 2015, Jade has performed the role of Marta in Iolanta, Mother in Mavra, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle, the title role in Carmen, Fatima and Puck in Oberon, Mary in Door, and covered the roles of Bianca in Rape of Lucretia and Colombina in Le donne curiose.
In Australia, Jade made her Opera Queensland debut performing the role of Diane in Philip Glass’s The Perfect American, and also covered the role of Tisbe in Cenerentola. She covered the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Opera Australia, whilst also being a member of their chorus. Jade has also performed the roles of Fenena in Nabucco, Mrs Nolan in The Medium, David in Saul, Principessa in Suor Angelica.
On the concert platform Jade has appeared as soloist in many key mezzo soprano repertoire, including; the Mozart, Verdi and Durufles Requiems, Handel’s Saul, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Dixit Dominus, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Bottesini’s Messa da Requiem.
In 2017 Jade performed the roles of Zenobia in Handel’s Radamisto for GSMD, Marcellina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro for Clonter Opera, and created the role of Nightshade in Philip’s The Tale of Januarie for GSMD. In 2018, she appears with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and as Cornelia in Bury Court Operas' Giulio Cesare.
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