Ana Mora, Mezzo-Soprano
Venezuelan mezzo-soprano Ana Mora began her career in 2013, when she made a name for herself performing oratorio repertoire. Ana made her operatic debut in 2015, playing the role of Giovanna in Rigoletto and The Page of Herodias in Salome at the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, Colombia. Later, she played the role of Hermia in A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Emilia in Willy Decker’s production of Otello at Bogota’s Teatro Colón.
Ana has always had an interest in performing new music, which led her to participate in the premieres of Aproximación a la patria by Sergio Cote, Opúsculo a la Noche by Felipe Hoyos, Mestizaje by Sergio Martínez, and the operas Nadja’s song by Lucy Armstrong, Melpomene: drama lírico en un acto, by Felipe Hoyos and ¡Dime! by Sergio Martínez.
During her studies at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Ana performed the roles of Maman in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Estelle in Later the Same Evening, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mezzo in Postcard from Morocco, Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust, La badessa in Suor Angelica, Miss Jessel in Turn of the Screw, and Idamante in Idomeneo. She also performed and recorded Shostakovich’s From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79 at NEC’s Jordan Hall. Mora was a Boston District Winner in the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
In 2021 Ana performed the roles of Madame Flora in The Medium, and Mère Marie in Dialogues des Carmélites. In the summer of 2021, Ana was an Apprentice Singer at the Santa Fe Opera. Her assignments included covering the role of Larina in Eugene Onegin and Smeton in a scene from Anna Bolena. Additional roles include the title roles in Carmen and Serse.