Vanessa Moya is a Latina mezzo-soprano based in Boston who expertly uses her voice to sing music of both the past and present. A flexible artist comfortable in many styles and settings, she can regularly be seen and heard singing everything from contemporary opera to Handel oratorios.
Passionate about the performance and creation of new art, she has performed the role of Gertrude Stein in Tom Cipullo’s After Life and was featured in world premieres of operas by Ben Russman (Brimstone and Vinegar), Joi Harper (No Weekends), and E. Isaiah Hopper (Red Death).
Vanessa is also an experienced performer of more traditional opera and has performed the roles of Dritte Dame and Dritte Knabe (Die Zauberflöte), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), and L’enfant (L’enfant et les sortilèges).
As an oratorio soloist, she has performed The Messiah, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and the role of Mercurius in a staged production of J.S. Bach’s Phoebus und Pan.
Recent appearances include performing in Boston Opera & Zarzuela’s first two concerts – “A Christmas Concert” and “Zarzuela en East Boston” – and in “Aid and Abet”, a benefit concert for abortion rights. Her upcoming performances include Caroline Norton (Angels of the House, New England premiere), Candelas (El Amor Brujo), Third Lady (The Magic Flute), and Arsamene (Serse).
Additionally, Vanessa has performed with Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Vero Beach Opera, New York Lyric Opera Theater’s Summer Program, and Russian Opera Workshop. She holds a B.M. from Stetson University where she studied with Jane Christeson and was awarded the Orestes Santos Music Scholarship halfway into her studies. She will soon graduate with her M.M. from Longy School of Music of Bard College, where she is studying with Dana Varga.
Sage Fogle is a second-year master’s student studying Collaborative Piano under Professor Renana Gutman at the Longy School of Music. Before beginning studies at Longy in Fall 2021, they graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Music History from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Sage is originally from South Carolina, where they were chosen to attend the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, a residential high school for the arts.
Sage is an avid collaborator with instrumentalists and vocalists and aims to continue to build connections between musicians from different backgrounds and bring people together through music. Over the summers of 2022 and 2019, Sage lived in southern Austria and studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in both the Opera and the Lieder studios. There, they worked to refine their skills in not only collaborative piano, but also diction, interpretation, and the German language.
Recent performance engagements include vocal collaboration recitals in Cambridge, MA (2021-22); Liederabend and opera recitals in Graz, Austria (2022, 2019); performances with the Baldwin Wallace Symphony Orchestra in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Cleveland (2020); solo recital at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music (2021).
Sage has worked in lesson and master class settings with Katherine Wright (2022), Gary Matthewman (2022), Warren Jones (2021), Barbera Bonney (2019) and Ulrich Eisenlor (2019). Previous teachers include Dr. Spencer Myer (Boston, Massachusetts); Dr. Sungeun Kim (Cleveland, Ohio); Dr. Stephen Taylor (Greenville, South Carolina); and Dr. Alan Weinberg (Columbia, South Carolina). Outside of music, Sage enjoys working with children in various learning environments, biking, and gardening.