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.” The current season marks the release of her first solo album entitled An American Song Album with pianist Bradley Moore on Pentatone Records.

In the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Moore returns to Houston Grand Opera for her role debut as Amneris in Aida under Music Director Patrick Summers, and makes her role and house debut as the Foreign Princess in Rusalka at Cincinnati Opera. She will join the roster of the Metropolitan Opera, covering her signature role of Senta in a new production of Der fliegende Holländer. Concert highlights include a debut with the Houston Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Das klagende Lied under the baton of Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, a debut with the Oregon Symphony in Vaughan-Williams’ Sea Symphony under Music Director Carlos Kalmar, the title role in Strauss’ Salome at Bard College, and a solo recital at Lawrence University.

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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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