Moores Opera Center is recognized as one of the leading opera training programs in the country. Founded by Buck Ross in 1985, the Moores Opera Center has earned a national reputation for preparing singers for professional careers, with alumni performing on stages across the globe. The Center is now under the leadership of Kathleen Belcher, who is in her 20th year on the directing staff of the Metropolitan Opera, and Keith Chambers, who is the founder of New Amsterdam Opera in New York.
Students learn their craft through a robust curriculum that is designed to prepare artists for the realities of a professional career, combined with the opportunity to perform in multiple fully staged productions with orchestra each year in the state-of-the art Moores Opera House.
Opera today not only embraces diverse musical and theatrical approaches to storytelling – it a lens through which we can look at the world. At the Moores Opera Center, we honor and respect the past, we dedicate ourselves to developing your technique and skills, and we work together to create a future for opera that is as vibrant and eclectic as the world we live in. If you want to be part of that future, we invite you to join us at the Moores Opera Center.