"I think all of the cast have bright futures..."
"...Chris Mosz’s tenor overwhelmed with purity and passion as Damon..."
- DAVID SCKOLNIK of The Gazette
Full Article: https://gazette.com/arts-entertainment/review-central-city-opera-s-acis-and-galatea-and-il/article_bb3c65ba-940f-11e8-b763-37f6126286ad.html
Chris Mosz is a native Tulsan, but his upbringing was not that of an average Oklahoman. His father was born in Budapest, Hungary. His Hungarian grandmother is a coloratura soprano. Chris grew up listening to music from all over the world in his home. Music and singing are deeply rooted in his European heritage.
Chris found his voice as a boy soprano with the Tulsa Boy Singers. In 2005, Carol Crawford recruited boys from Tulsa Boy Singers for Tulsa Opera’s production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. The following year, Chris was the understudy to the Little Prince in The Little Prince. In 2007, Chris sang the role of Shepherd Boy in Tulsa Opera’s Tosca.The Tulsa Youth Opera training program and Kostis Protopapas continued to foster Chris’s growth as a budding opera singer.
While at Oklahoma City University, Chris had many leading roles such as George Gibbs in Our Town, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, and Le petit vieillard in L'enfant et les sortilèges. During the summers, he furthered his education and training by attending young artist programs and performing roles like Sam Kaplan in Street Scene, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, and Fenton in Falstaff. He made his professional role debut with Tulsa Opera as The Young Collector in A Streetcar Named Desire at the start of 2016.
In 2016, Chris was the recipient of a district Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Then in 2017, Chris attended Seagle Music Colony where he starred as Horatio in the piano world premiere of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" by Herschel Garfein.
The following summer Chris was a part of Central City Opera's 2018 season. He starred as Damon in Handel's "Acis and Galatea" directed by Ken Cazan. Chris was also a part of the rest of the season, as well as a scenes program. He was also the recipient of the 2018 Iris Henwood Richards Memorial Award.
In 2019 Chris spent time in his hometown working with Tulsa Opera. He was a part of Don Giovanni, and helped with the Tulsa Youth Opera to usher in a new wave of singers. During the summer he returned to Central City Opera as an apprentice artist. Chris covered the roles of Squeak and the Novice in Billy Budd, he also joined the ensemble of Madama Butterfly. Chris now lives in London and attends the Royal College of Music as an Il Circolo Music Award Holder supported by the Joan Weller & Jesse Sumner Scholarship.