Melody Moore



Soprano Melody Moore has appeared on many of the leading opera stages of the world including San Francisco Opera in the title role of Tosca, Susan Rescorla in Heart of a Soldier, Mimì in La bohème, and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro; Houston Grand Opera as Julie in Show Boat, Marta in the American premiere of Weinberg’s The Passenger, the title role in Carmen, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and as Freia in Das Rheingold; English National Opera as Mimi and as Marguerite in Faust; New York City Opera as Rita Clayton in the New York premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon and as Regine St. Laurent in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna; Los Angeles Opera as Tosca and as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and in productions of Der Zwerg and Der Zerbrochene Krug; and at the Washington National Opera in the title role of Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas.

In the 2017-2018 season, Moore will make three major role debuts: Elisabetta in Don Carlo at Washington National Opera; the title role in Salome at Florida Grand Opera; and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at Hawaii Opera Theater. She will also reprise the title role of Tosca at both Opéra de Montreal and Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile.

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“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