"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. The Tulsa Youth Opera training program and Kostis Protopapas continued to foster Chris’s growth as a budding opera singer. In 2007, Chris sang the role of Shepherd Boy in Tulsa Opera’s Tosca.
Chris studied vocal performance at Oklahoma City University for four years. While at Oklahoma City University, he 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, Chris 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 debut with Tulsa Opera as The Young Collector in A Streetcar Named Desire at the start of 2016.
Although considered a young tenor and at the beginning of his operatic career, Mr. Mosz has studied voice with many renown voice teachers and directors, such as Chuck Hudson, Darren Woods, Jay Lesenger, Ken Cazan, John Baril, Michael Baitzer, Carroll Freeman, David Schweizer, Kyle Lang, David Itkin, James Darrah, Dean Anthony, Stanley Garner, Mark Armstrong, Lindsey McKee, David Herendeen, Karen Coe Miller, Jan McDaniel and William Christensen.
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.
Chris's most recent endeavor was 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.
Chris Mosz currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he will join Tulsa Opera for Don Giovanni, and to prepare for his return to Central City Opera as the cover of Squeak and the Novice in Billy Budd. Chris will be moving to London in the Fall to attend the Royal College of Music.