Mary Catherine Moroney,

Mme de la Haltiere


Mary Catherine Moroney was recently acclaimed for her handling of a comic role with sparkling humor and fortissimo sneezes in the role of Berta for Dayton Opera’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

Her operatic repertory also includes the roles of Female Chorus (TheRape of Lucretia), Charlotte (A Little Night Music), La Voix de La Mere (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Hannah (world premiere of The Alien Corn), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), and Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro). She has also performed concerts of opera arias and ensembles with the Opera Camerata of Washington, and has been a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Spectacular Ensemble for the past three years. 

An avid recitalist, she has performed various recitals throughout the United States. She was also invited to participate in a concert tour of Russia (Transatlantic Dialogues) with two other singers, performing Russian and American opera and art songs at master classes and concerts, which were met with resounding success. These recitals have featured a musical spectrum from Bach through contemporary composers such as Luciano Berio, Sergei Slonimsky, Jake Heggie, György Ligeti, and John Musto. Ms. Moroney is committed to promoting and exploring the work of living composers, especially in the expanding American song repertoire.

As an oratorio soloist, she has sung with the Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, Masterworks Chorale, Johns Hopkins Symphony and Chorus, Fairlington United Methodist Church, the Peabody Percussion Ensemble, and the Left Bank Concert Society.

Last spring, she covered the role of the Female Chorus at the Chateauville Foundation's production of The Rape of Lucretia as a member of their newly founded Young Artist Program. She received a Masters of Music and a Graduate Performance Diploma in Voice Performance at Peabody Institute of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.
Her upcoming engagements include performing Mozart’s Requiem with the Orquesta Sinfónia Juvenil de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and the fully-staged world premiere of Xenakis’ Oresteia for the opening of Columbia University’s Miller Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Season. For more info, please visit