During the 2015-16 season, Kristin Sampson makes her debut at the Teatro Francesco Stabile in Potenza, Italy in the role of Mimi in La bohème. Upcoming engagements include Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Fondazione Teatro Goldoni in Livorno, the title role in Madama Butterfly for the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, and concert appearances in Italy and the United States. During the 2014-15 season, Ms. Sampson was a featured artist in American Opera Projects’ Composers and the Voice program and appeared on Opera America’s Creators in Concert honoring the music of Tobias Picker. She has performed in the United States with the Opera Orchestra of New York, Dicapo Opera Theatre, El Paso Opera, and Santa Fe Opera. Abroad, she has appeared with the Opera Society of Hong Kong, the Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile, and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. For the Mezzo International Opera Festival (Armel Opera Festival), she appeared in the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the title role in Tobias Picker's Emmeline, and as Masha in Thomas Pasatieri's The Seagull, all of which were telecast throughout Europe.
American soprano Latonia Moore made her debut in the title role of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera in 2012. Widely admired for her interpretation of Verdi’s heroine, she has performed Aida at Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Zurich Opera; Opera Australia; the New National Theatre, Tokyo; and the opera companies of Dallas, San Diego, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. Recent performances include Liù in Turandot at Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Amelia in Un ballo in maschera and Simon Boccanegra, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly for the Hamburg State Opera; and Mimi in La bohème and Cio-Cio-San at the Dresden Semperoper. Ms. Moore has performed leading roles with Opéra de Québec, Ópera de Bilbao, and New York City Opera. She has appeared as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Atlanta Symphony.