John Moriarty has conducted and stage directed productions at opera companies throughout the U.S. He was artistic director of Central City Opera through the 1997–98 season, at the conclusion of which—after 20 years with the company—he was named artistic director emeritus. He has been artistic administrator at the Santa Fe Opera and the Washington Opera Society, and administered apprentice artist programs at Santa Fe, Lake George, Wolf Trap, and Central City.
Moriarty is a member of the Board of Directors of the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of the Shoshana Foundation. He has been conductor and/or stage director with these companies and with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Colorado Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, and Oklahoma City Opera.
Moriarty has conducted masterclasses and workshops across the U.S. and at the NATS national convention. He has been a piano soloist with the Boston Pops, the Boston Civic Symphony, and the Radio Eireann Orchestra of Dublin. Moriarty has had numerous articles published and is the author of Diction.
B.M., highest honors, hon. D.Mus. NEC. Studies at Brandeis University, Mills College. Piano with Egon Petri, Carlo Zecchi; French vocal literature with Pierre Bernac. Recordings on Cambridge Records, Newport Classics, Parnassus.