Noah Mosley head shot
Noah Mosley rehearsal shot

 

Noah Mosley has worked on numerous productions as a conductor and composer throughout England and Europe. His full-length opera commissions include Aurora, premiered at Bury Court 2019 and revived at Grimeborn, the Arcola (‘Mosley excels at open-hearted scale lyricism and large-scale ensembles’ Opera Magazine) and Mad King Suibhne, premiered at Bury Court in 2017 and revived at English National Opera’s Lilian Baylis House and Messums, Wiltshire, after critical acclaim (‘Divine upper string writing.. exquisite vocal writing… like a modern Purcell’ Opera Now). Extracts of Mad King Suibhne were performed in the Rachmaninoff Hall, Moscow and the Aegean Arts Festival, Crete. Noah composed and conducted a new orchestral overture for the International Opera Award’s 2018 ceremony, performed on the main stage at ENO’s The Coliseum, played by the Orpheus Sinfonia. Other recent commissions include Songs for Gertrude Jekyll for Godalming Choral Society premiered in July 2018, and a cello and piano piece performed at Lady Solti’s house.

 

Noah has written numerous children’s operas including the puppet opera Shh! we have a plan based on Chris Haughton’s popular book and the live-action cartoon opera Aiden which mixed his own music and Handel’s in a modern retelling of Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula, both composed for English Touring Opera. Noah composed The Firebird based on Micheal Rosen’s poem for a co-production between English Touring Opera and Little Angel Theatre. These three operas can be seen online for free.

 

From 2014-18 Noah was music director of Helios Collective, which received an Opera Awards Foundation Bursary in 2016, and with whom he toured productions to Copenhagen Opera Festival, Buxton Opera Festival, Glasgow, and many London venues including the Arcola, the Bussey Building, and the Leicester Square Arts Theatre. With Helios Collective he was part of starting up a series of popular opera club nights. He facilitated and conducted a contemporary opera performance and masterclass series called Formations, working with different groups of talented young composers, librettists, and directors. Teachers he worked with on Formations include Janis Kelly, Judith Weir, Mark Wigglesworth, Kasper Holten, Daniel Kramer, Robert Saxton, Stephen Unwin, Stephen Barlow, Bettina Bartz, Stephen Medcalf, David Pountney, and David Parry.

 

Noah has been a conducting fellow at the Dartington International Summer School, conducting the Dartington Festival Orchestra, a praktikant at Karlsruhe Opera House, assisting Justin Brown on Gurrelieder, and founded King’s College London Opera Company conducting the Magic Flute, Le Nozze di Figaro, The Fairy Queen, and West Side Story. He recently conducted Rameau’s Pigmalion and Nélée et Myrthis for Théâtre Basse Passière, Normandy (2022) and conducted a new opera-ballet with the Raucous Rossini orchestra at Tuoro sul Trasimeno (2017), Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires at The Vaults, Waterloo and Latitude Festival, Piazzolla in Paris at the Reform Club, Pall Mall, and two of his own chamber operas, July 20th, 1944 and A Last Farewell at the Bussey Building, Peckham. He has workshopped and conducted children’s operas including Alex Paxton’s Noggin and the Whale which had 500 children performers and Julian Phillip’s Cocotte Chocotte for the Guildhall School of Music.

 

As a pianist, Noah Mosley has accompanied many renowned singers including Stuart Skelton, Bryan Hymel, Wallis Guinta, Vlada Borovko, Simon Shibambu, Elin Pritchard, and Anna Patalong. 

 

Noah is committed to creating opera that speaks to a wide audience. He was music director at Woodbrook Summer Academy, Wexford, teaching, conducting, and creating two new children's operas, performed by the children in the academy at the end of the course. He has been assistant music director and chorus master for Pimlico Opera twice, going into prison intensively for a month and a half, teaching and training people who have never been in a show before to sing solo and chorus parts in a professional production. His operas and music has been heard on YouTube and online by 100,000’s of people.

 

Noah has won numerous awards, including the Cameron Mackintosh Award for music at the National Student Drama Festival - conducting a production of Shaffer’s Amadeus - and the Outstanding Arrangement Award in the worldwide and highly competitive 2012 Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in the New York City Town Hall, America. Currently, Noah is working on an orchestral commission and two opera commissions, one for children and one full-length opera for adults. He takes choirs at Blackheath Conservatoire and is Music Director of St Luke’s Church Charlton.

Noah Mosley, Kasper Holten, Stephen Barlow, Hugo Shirley, Bettina Bartz, Ella Marchment, Formations 2015
Noah Mosley conductng, Advance Conducting Fellow, Dartington International Summer School