Biography
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Born in Abercynon, South Wales, Geoffrey Moses subsequently read history at Cambridge.  He completed his vocal studies at the London Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Otakar Kraus and Peter Harrison.

Geoffrey Moses has sung with all the major British opera companies.  With the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, his roles include Lindorf LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN, Cleomer ESCLARMONDE, Foltz and Schwartz DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG, Pistol FALSTAFF, Montano OTELLO, Nikitich BORIS GODUNOV, 5th Jew SALOME, Monk LES HUGUENOTS,  Commendatore DON GIOVANNI, Tobias Micha THE BARTERED BRIDE and 7th Meister and Masdrucht PALESTRINA.  Roles with WNO include Seneca L’INCRONAZIONE DI POPPEA, Basilio IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Moser I MASNADIERI, Sparafucile RIGOLETTO, Colline LA BOHÈME, Sarastro DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, Nourabad LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES, King Mark TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Fotis THE GREEK PASSION, Angelotti TOSCA, Giorgio I PURITANI, Spirit Messenger DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN, Radcliff BILLY BUDD, Rodolfo LA SONNAMBULA, Gremin EUGENE ONEGIN, Bartolo LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Lodovico OTELLO, Zuniga CARMEN, Pistol FALSTAFF (also in Tokyo, Milan, New York and Paris), Raimondo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Zaccaria NABUCCO and Méphistophélès FAUST.  His repertoire further includes Lamoral ARABELLA, Starveling A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Neptune IDOMENEO, Pietro SIMON BOCCANEGRA, Major Domo CAPRICCIO, Snug A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and Hobson PETER GRIMES for Glyndebourne Festival, Basilio, Commendatore, Gremin, Fiesco SIMON BOCCANEGRA and Peter THE LAST SUPPER for Glyndebourne, Sarastro, Gremin, Bonze MADAMA BUTTERFLY and Crespel LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN for Opera North, Basilio, Ferrando IL TROVATORE, Professor Miller A FRIEND OF THE PEOPLE for Scottish Opera and Cecco Cel Veccio RIENZI, Venice and Angelotti and Méphistophélès for English National Opera, Gremin EUGENE ONEGIN for English Touring Opera, Ferrando IL TROVATORE for Opera Holland Park, Fasolt RHEINGOLD and Zuniga CARMEN for the Longborough Opera Festival.

Engagements abroad include Seneca L’INCRONAZIONE DI POPPEA for Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Basilio and Colline in Hamburg, Crespel and Pietro in Brussels, 1st Nazarene SALOME in Amsterdam, Rodolfo LA SONNAMBULA in Nancy, Walton I PURITANI for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Peter in the world premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s THE LAST SUPPER for the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, Hobson in Strasbourg, Collatinus THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA in Seville, Rocco FIDELIO for Opera Theatre Company, Dublin, Ferrando IL TROVATORE, Raimondo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and Nourabad LES PECHEURS DE PERLES for the Anna Livia International Opera Festival in Dublin, Cecco Cel Veccio RIENZI and Snug A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Teatro la Fenice. Venice concert engagements include Verdi REQUIEM in Berlin, DAMNATION DE FAUST in Frankfurt with Sir Georg Solti, Rossini STABAT MATER and PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE, ACIS & GALATEA, MESSIAH, Beethoven 9th SYMPHONY and MISSA SOLEMNIS, Dvořák TE DEUM, Mozart REQUIEM and DREAM OF GERONTIUS.

Recordings include Fotis THE GREEK PASSION with Sir Charles Mackerras (Supraphon), Ceprano RIGOLETTO with both Giuseppe Sinopoli (Phillips) and Carlo Rizzi (Teldec), Helmsman TRISTAN UND ISOLDE with Sir Reginald Goodall (Decca) and Micha THE BARTERED BRIDE with Sir Charles Mackerras (Chandos).

Engagements in the 2016/17 season include Marti A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET for New Sussex Opera and King Marke TRISTAN UND ISOLDE for Longborough Festival Opera as well as covering Duke of Venice THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and Banquo MACBETH for Welsh National Opera