John Malveaux of
Latonia Moore set the Met reeling in her first Met performance in the role of Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on Wednesday, March 2, replacing Hei-Kyung Hong, who was ill.
Moore, who made a notable Met debut in 2012 as the title character in Verdi’s Aida, has sung Cio-Cio-San at the Hamburg State Opera and will sing the next month with San Diego Opera. She recently made her role debut as the title character in Puccini’s Tosca with New York City Opera Renaissance and sang Aida with Zurich Opera, Bergen National Opera, and Opera Australia. She will return to the Met next season to reprise the role of Aida.
Latonia Moore last performed in Los Angeles on September 22, 2012 during a concert to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation co-produced by MusicUNTOLD and KUSC Classical Radio.