Latonia Moore, a University of North Texas alumna who went on to achieve opera stardom, will perform in the title role of Austin Opera's return to live performances.

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Latonia Moore as Aida performs during a dress rehearsal of Dallas Opera "Aida," in October 2012 at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.

Moore will perform the title role in Puccini's Toscawhich will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 29 and May 1 at Germania Insurance Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas, a formula 1 racetrack in Austin. 

Moore started her opera studies at UNT, and eventually graduated from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia in 2005.

— Staff report

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