British soprano Olivia Moss is currently working towards her master’s degree in Vocal Arts at the Sibelius Academy, under the tutelage of Outi Kähkönen. Moss was awarded Second Prize in the Helsinki Lied Competition 2021, alongside her duo partner Kumi Shimozaki and she was a finalist in the Boosey & Hawkes International Sing Finzi competition 2021. She was also awarded The Gus Christie Award 2018 from Glyndebourne, an honour given to support a young singer with exceptional promise.
This season, Moss sang Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Sibelius Academy Opera and has sung in three concerts for Saariaho’s 70th Birthday Festival. In the Spring, she will sing the role of Charlotte in Křenek’s Der Diktator with Tapiola Sinfonietta.
Moss was soprano soloist for Bernstein’s Mass at the Royal Festival Hall under the baton of Marin Alsop. She has also sung the title role in Handel’s Semele (Sibelius Summer Academy/Vantaa BRQ Festival), Suor Dolcina in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Heraklion Piano Festival, Crete), and Caterina in Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz (Sibelius Academy Opera, Helsinki). She has sung soprano solos for Bach’s St John Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Campra’s Arion amongst others.
Moss is also featured on the film soundtrack for The Postcard Killings (Good Films Collective) and sang in Lee Mingwei’s installation Sonic Blossom at the Ateneum Gallery in Helsinki. A keen performer of contemporary music, Moss has premiered several works as a soloist and has collaborated with the Chimera Ensemble (York), the York Composers’ Collective (York), Philomel (London) and Oblivia (Helsinki).