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 sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall to rave, “As I left the auditorium, I could only think: more of Moore, please.”

In the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Moore will sing Bess’s Mother in Missy Mazzoli’s critically acclaimed opera Breaking the Waves at Los Angeles Opera under the baton of Grant Gershon, and will return to Atlanta Opera as Freia in a new production of Das Rheingold, staged by General Director Tomer Zvulun and conducted by Patrick Summers. She will also sing Amelia in Un ballo in maschera for a commercial recording of the opera on Pentatone Records, and reprise the role in concert with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, both with Maestro Lawrence Foster. On the concert stage, Ms. Moore will join the Minnesota Orchestra for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, conducted by Juraj Valčuha.

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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

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“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

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