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 (ThePirates 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.