Hailed for her “fearless intensity,” “volatile commitment” (Chicago Classical Review) and “hilarious perfect comic timing” (Michael Borowitz, Opéra Louisiane), mezzo soprano Erin Moll is an up-and-coming young artist who brings dynamic stage presence and sincere musical artistry to the operatic and concert stage. Praised by Chicago Stage Standard for her "creamy" voice, Ms. Moll is quickly becoming an artist to watch on the national scene.
Throughout the 2017-2018 season, Ms. Moll will make several significant debuts. She can be heard as Austin on the World Premiere recording of Ross Crean's The Great God Pan to be released on Naxos America, and will make her debut appearance at the Ravinia Festival performing with Opera for the Young. She will appear for the first time with the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra reprising the role of Pitti-Sing in The Mikado and will return to Opéra Louisiane to make her role debut as Cousin Hebe in HMS Pinafore. This season, Ms. Moll will also create the World Premiere recording of Eric Malmquist’s Chicago Songs and premiere Ross Crean’s monodrama For Atticus, the Moonlight’s Lover written for mezzo, cello, piano and dancer.
In the 2016-2017 season, Ms. Moll was seen as Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff with Main Street Opera, Tisbe in Rossini's Cinderella with Opéra Louisiane, Dr. Dulcamara in the Elixir of Love (outreach) with Opera for the Young, Pitti-Sing in The Mikado with DuPage Opera Theater, as well as Rosina (cover) in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Mother / Grandmother in Little Red Riding Hood (outreach) with Natchez Festival of Music.
The 2015-2016 season saw Ms. Moll in a variety of roles such as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Chicago Summer Opera, Dorabella in Così fan tutte with Floating Opera Company, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly and Constancica in El Huesped del Sevillano with Main Street Opera, Asakir in Fairouz’s Sumeida’s Song with Third Eye Theater Ensemble. Ms. Moll was also seen on stage as Young Artist at Cedar Rapids Opera Theater for their production of La Traviata, a Resident Artist at Thompson Street Opera Company where she performed various roles in Kingsland’s Intoxication: America’s Love Affair with Oil and Thompson’s The Final Battle for Love, and a Young Artist with Nightingale Opera Theater where she sang Meg in Adamo’s Little Women.
Ms. Moll also maintains an active concert schedule. She has performed the solos in Bach's Magnificat and Hasse's Miserere with Capella Genevensis in Paris and Geneva; Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart's Coronation Mass with Music Institute of Chicago; as well as Handel's Messiah and Haydn’s Missa in tempori belli. In 2012, she made her international debut in Paris, France as the Strawberry Seller in Britten’s Death in Venice with La Petite Philharmonie de Poche de Paris. That same year, Ms. Moll was honored to sing for Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, while in Geneva, Switzerland.
An avid performer of new music, Ms. Moll was the featured soloist in the U.S. Premiere of Mexican-born composer Georgina Derbez’s El iba a otro mundo in 2014. In 2015, she sang the leading role of Asakir in the Chicago premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Sumeida's Song to critical acclaim. Recent engagements include the premiere of Eric Malmquist's cycle Chicago Songs and scene selections from Matthew Peterson's Voir Dire with the IWU New Music Ensemble.
Ms. Moll is incredibly passionate about education and community engagement. She has performed in outreach tours across the Midwest and the South with Opera for the Young, Natchez Festival of Music, Chicago Opera Playhouse, and South Shore Opera. She has served as Teen Director for Chicago Opera Theater’s COT for Teens program, working in conjunction with After School Matters to bring theater to at-risk youth on Chicago’s South Side. As a Teaching Artist with Chicago Opera Theater’s Opera for All program, Ms. Moll brought opera to 4th – 6th grade classrooms across Chicago. She is also the Co-Founder of the Chicago chapter of Opera on Tap, where she also spent two years as Managing Diva. As company manager, she successfully produced over 20 concerts, a zarzuela which toured Hispanic neighborhoods around Chicago, OoT’s Operatic Book Club quarterly series in conjunction with the Harold Washington Library, and OoT’s New Brew series featuring the works of local Chicago composers.
Ms. Moll completed her studies at Illinois Wesleyan University and the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. She enjoys working out, cooking, and traveling. Ms. Moll currently resides in New York City where she studies voice with Scott Flaherty.
Bellini / I Capuletti e i Montecchi / Romeo
Bizet / Carmen / Carmen, Mercédès
Gounod / Roméo et Juliette / Stéphano
Mozart / Die Zauberflöte / Third Lady
Mozart / Idomeneo / Idamante
Offenbach / Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Nicklausse
Peterson / Voir Dire / Mezzo-soprano
Rossini / L'Italiana in Algeri / Isabella
Verdi / Rigoletto / Maddalena
Bach / Magnificat / Soprano 2 Soloist
Handel / Messiah / Alto Soloist
Hasse / Miserere / Alto Soloist
Haydn / Missa in Tempore Belli / Alto Soloist
Mendelssohn / Elijah / Soprano 2 & Alto Soloists
Mozart / Coronation Mass / Alto Soloist
Purcell / Come ye sons of Art / Alto Soloist
Vivaldi / Gloria / Alto Soloist
Adamo / Little Women / Meg
Barber / A Hand of Bridge / Sally
Britten / A Midsummer Night's Dream / Hermia
Britten / Death in Venice / Strawberry Seller
Crean / The Great God Pan / Austin
Donizetti / L'elisir d'amore / Gianetta
Fairouz / Sumeida's Song / Asakir
Gilbert & Sullivan / HMS Pinafore / Cousin Hebe
Gilbert & Sullivan / The Mikado / Pitti-Sing
Gilbert & Sullivan / The Pirates of Penzance / Edith
Guerrero / El Huesped del Sevillano / Constancica
Gounod / Faust / Siébel
Humperdinck / Hansel & Gretel / Hansel
Kingsland / Intoxication: America's Love Affair with Oil / Convoy 3, Margaret, Stacy
Mozart / Così fan tutte / Dorabella
Mozart / Don Giovanni / Zerlina
Mozart / Le Nozze di Figaro / Cherubino
Puccini / Madama Butterfly / Suzuki, Kate
Rossini / Cenerentola / Tisbe
Rossini / Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Rosina
Verdi / Falstaff / Meg Page
Verdi / La Traviata / Flora
Wargo / Ballymore / Hannah Wilson