Melody Moore

Soprano

Biography

Soprano Melody Moore is enjoying a thriving career on the world’s leading stages, prompting Opera News to label her “a revelation,” and of her recent sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall to rave, “As I left the auditorium, I could only think: more of Moore, please.”

In the 2018-2019 season, Ms. Moore returns to Houston Grand Opera to reprise the roles of Senta in the season opening production of Die fliegende Holländer led by Music Director Patrick Summers, and Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni in a new production by Kasper Holten. She returns to Los Angeles Opera to make her role debut as Gertrude in Hänsel and Gretel under the baton of Music Director James Conlon. On the concert stage, she debuts with the Dresdner Philharmonie in the roles of Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il Tabarro and Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, both of which will be recorded for commercial release by Pentatone Records. She revisits her critically acclaimed portrayal of Strauss’ Salome in Daegu, South Korea and will will record a solo album of American music with pianist Bradley Moore for Pentatone Records.

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Reviews

“Hers is a lyric voice with distinctively dark overtones and a spinto reach to lend power and excitement. The names of Renata Tebaldi and Gabriella Tucci have been evoked in describing her special qualities.”

Edward Seckerson

The Independent

“Tosca is an ideal role for [Melody Moore], drawing on her ability to launch potent, full-bodied high notes… while still bringing power and clarity to more intimate passages.”

Joshua Kosman

San Francisco Chronicle

More Reviews

“As I left the auditorium, I could only think: more of Moore, please.”

Fred Cohn, Opera News 

“Melody Moore was an exciting Manon, with volcanic eruptions of vibrant, yet nuanced singing. ”

George Dansker, Opera News

“And, in Marta, he has created a formidable operatic heroine, here performed with dignity, fleeting moments of defiance and courageous honesty by the bright-voiced soprano Melody Moore.”

Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

“The soprano Melody Moore came into her own as a passionate, full-voiced Marta, for whom memory becomes an ecstatic, affirming vehicle for survival.”

Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal

“Vocals, of course, are the crucial thing. Melody Moore in the title role produced an intensely dramatic sound in the celebrated Act 2 aria. She could also sweeten her tone in lyrical interludes, such as the episode of blossom decoration that underlines so painfully the depth of Butterfly’s faith (and deception) . . . she consistently conveyed the dignity of the character.”

Arthur Kaptainis, Montréal Gazette