Director of Opera Theater
Delighting audiences for years, Eileen Moremen has been praised for her intelligence of interpretation and clear-voiced sweetness of tone. Her early performing specialized in Baroque Opera and oratorio of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Mozart, with Boston Baroque, New England Baroque Ensemble, Belmont Chamber Ensemble, Much Ado – a Renaissance Consort, and award winning performances at the Boston Early Music Festival. Ms Moremen branched out with opera roles as Nanetta (Falstaff), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Papagena (The Magic Flute), Nora (Riders to the Sea), she created characters for musical theater productions including Rose (Gypsy), Carrie Pipperidge (Carousel), Little Mary (Little Mary Sunshine). As an interpreter of contemporary music, she performed World Premieres by composers Jose Martinez, John Polifrone, Rene Leibowitz, and Galt McDermott featured at the Aspen Music Festival. She also performed throughout the United States as a song recitalist, oratorio soloist and chamber musician. Born in Portland, Oregon, Ms. Moremen received her Bachelor’s degree in Performance and Opera from the Eastman School of Music and her Master’s degree in Performance and Music History at the University of Michigan. On the faculty at KSU since 1995, she is Director of Opera Theater, teacher of Studio Voice and is a sought after vocal clinician, adjudicator and master class teacher in the Southeast. Her Opera Director credits include Dido and Aeneas, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Old Maid and the Thief, Hansel and Gretel, The Hotel Casablanca, The Three Hermits, Speed Dating Tonight!, Trouble in Tahiti, A Game of Chance, The Light in the Piazza, RSBE (Remove Shoes Before Entering), A Hand of Bridge and countless KSU Opera Galas. Both in 2016 and 2021, KSU Opera Theater has won 2nd prize in National Opera Association Collegiate Scenes Competition.