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Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Jade Moffat Mezzo Soprano

Recipient of Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2016

Lyric mezzo-soprano Jade Moffat grew up in Toowoomba, Australia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2012, whilst also being a member of Opera Queensland’s Young Artist Program. Jade recently relocated to the UK to complete an Artists Masters at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama on their prestigious Opera Course, studying with Yvonne Kenny. 

Jade is the recipient of many awards and scholarships including the IFAC Australian Singing Competition’s Marianne Mathy Scholarship, Joan Sutherland Memorial Vocal Scholarship, Dame Joan Sutherland Award, and was the Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship holder with the Melba Trust for 2014 and 2015. Jade is the proud recipient of the Nora Goodridge Developing Artist Award with the Australian Music Foundation for 2016/2017, is a Tait Memorial Trust Awardee for 2017, and is an Independent Opera Scholar for 2016/2017.

Jade recently made her Opera Queensland debut performing the role of Diane in Philip Glass’s The Perfect American, and also covered the role of Tisbe in Cenerentola. For Opera Australia she covered the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, whilst also being a member of their chorus.  Jade has previously performed other roles suchas, Judith Bluebeard’s Castle, Fenena Nabucco,Carmen Carmen, Mrs Nolan The Medium, Fatima and Puck Oberon, David Saul, Principessa Suor Angelica, as well as covering the role of Bianca Rape of Lucretia, and Columbina Le donne curiose.

On the concert platform Jade has been the mezzo-soprano soloist for many key works including; Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Durufle’s Requiem, Handel’s Saul, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Dixit Dominus, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Bottesini’s Messa da Requiem.

In 2016/2017 Jade performed the role of Zenobia in Handel’s Radamisto, Marta in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, and The Mother in Stravinsky’s Mavra for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and performed the role of Nightshade in the world premiere of Julian Philip’s The Tale of Januarie.  Later this year Jade looks forward to performing the role of Marcellina in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro for Clonter Opera. 

This biography was published in June 2017.