Who Is Benjamin H. Moore?
Baritone | Classical | Musical Theatre | Instructor
About Benjamin H. Moore
Praised by the Baltimore Sun for singing “warmly, elegantly [and] with a certain suavity,” baritone Benjamin H. Moore is making an indelible mark in opera and musical theater.
This season, Benjamin can be seen performing Mercutio in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Big Deal in Bernstein’s West Side Story with GLOW Lyric Theatre (Greenville, SC), and Shepherd in Dominion Entertainment’s production of Black Nativity in (Atlanta, GA).
Past performances and recordings include recording as a soloist and ensemble member for the recording of the musical I Dream by Douglas Tappin, performing Zebul in a staged production of Handel’s Jephtha with American Opera Theatre, debuting the role of John Roxborough in the premiere of Frank Proto’s Shadowboxer with the Maryland Opera Studio, Don Alfonso in Cosìan tutte, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Harašta in Janàček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, and Dottor Grenvil in La Traviata with the Peabody Opera Theatre, and soloist with the Greenville Pops Orchestra.
While a resident young artist with Opera Colorado, Benjamin performed Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Father in Hansel und Gretel, Dandini in La Cenerentola, and Customs Sergeant in LaBohème.
Benjamin’s strong acting and solid vocal technique have afforded him the opportunity to step off of the operatic and musical theatre stage and perform other genres of music such as jazz and gospel. Mr. Moore has sung with artists like Kirk Franklin, Geoffrey Golden, Debra Killings, Marvin Sapp, Take 6, Nnenna Freelon, Isaac Carree, Clint Holmes, and Kirk Whalum.
Benjamin holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the Peabody Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Furman University.
“Behold the Star” by the three shepherds was a standout vocal performance.
Benjamin Moore, acting his part with zest and flair, and singing with [a] suave, soaring voice.
Moore’s tender, deeply felt performance of Lee Hoiby’s “Private First Class Jesse Givens” was the highlight of the first half of the program. Moore’s baritone is deft and nimble . . . and perfectly suited to depict the inner language of private contemplation, as in his fervent, a capella rendering of “If I Can Help Somebody” by Alma Bazel Androzzo.
And baritone Benjamin Moore, as Jephtha’s brother, Zebul, sang warmly, elegantly.