Melody Moore travels to Portugal to perform at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation on June 28. She sings the title role in a concert version of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, opposite Stefano Secco as Pinkerton. Lester Lynch, Kevin Short, Elisabeth Kulman, Alexander Kaimbacher, Liesbeth Devos and Amitai Pati complete the cast, with Lawrence Foster on the podium.
Ms. Moore debuted the role of Cio-Cio San at Opéra de Montréal in 2015 and received great critical acclaim, such as what The Barre Montpelier Times Argus wrote:
Moore soon had us believing she was Butterfly, with her big controlled sound used sensitively, lyrically and powerfully. She had no trouble breaking our hearts.