Mezzo-Soprano Erin Moll to Perform Alumni Recital

Erin Moll

Feb. 24, 2015 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan School of Music will present an Alumni Recital featuring mezzo-soprano Erin Moll on March 3. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall.

Moll’s program will include “The Starry Night” by Jake Heggie, “Barcarolle” by Jacques Offenbach, three selections by Sergei Rachmaninoff, “Nacht und Traüme” by Franz Schubert, “Die Nacht” by Richard Strauss, “Die Mainacht” by Johannes Brahms, and “Chère Nuit” by Alfred Bachelet.

Moll’s past operatic work includes the roles of Carmen and Mercedes (Carmen), Gianetta in (L’Ellisir d’amore), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Edith and Kate (The Pirates of Penzance). She has sung for Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, and was also the featured soloist in the U.S. premiere of Mexican composer Georgina Derbez’s El iba a otro mundo.

Moll graduated from Illinois Wesleyan with a bachelor of music in vocal performance. She also studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in Paris, where she made her international debut with Paris’s Opéra Côté Choeur and La Petitie philharmonie de poche de Paris. Moll is currently “managing diva” of the Chicago chapter of Opera on Tap, a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of opera in American culture as a progressive, current and relatable form of music.

By Danielle Kamp ’15