American mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore has been called “captivating” (ClassicsToday.com) and is known for her “deep, radiant clear tone” (Early Music America) and “burnished low tones” (Boston Classical Review). She enjoys frequent solo collaborations with Emmanuel Music, The Boston Camerata and Aston Magna and has been featured with celebrated ensembles such as The Boston Early Music Festival, Handel+Haydn Society, The Bach Sinfonia, Magnificat Baroque, Voices of Music, Tapestry Boston and El Mundo. She has appeared at Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Hill Auditorium, The Paris Philharmonie, the Finnish Opera, The Utrecht Early Music Festival, Prague Spring Festival and Tanglewood.
A member of Emmanuel Music’s famed weekly Bach cantata series since 1999, Ms. Rentz-Moore has consistently earned critical acclaim for operatic and oratorio roles in Emmanuel’s performances of Bach, Mozart, Handel, Purcell, Stravinsky and Harbison.
Ms. Rentz-Moore’s recordings on the Musica Omnia, Centaur, Meridian and Harmonia Mundi labels span styles from medieval chant to 21st-century compositions. Her two recent recordings with The Camerata, “Free America” and “Hodie Christus Natus Est” have met with critical and popular success, with the later debuting at #11 on Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart. She appears on video with Voices of Music, Emmanuel Music, and The Boston Camerata.
Holding a Master of Music in Voice performance from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Music (voice) and Environmental Science from Skidmore College, Ms. Rentz-Moore has taught on the voice faculty of the University of Rhode Island and the Seacoast Academy of Music, and is Resident Artist in Voice at the University of New Hampshire. Ms. Rentz-Moore’s students have won and placed at Chapter and Regional NATS Auditions, competed in National NATS, and have been accepted at international music festivals and graduate schools.