“As the ill-fated heroine, Melody Moore combined her splendid vocal and theatrical gifts to deeply moving effect. She had full control over her powerful soprano, projecting the high-lying part easily across Janáček’s most tempestuous orchestration and applying exquisite shading and shaping. Moore conveyed Katya’s fear of her locked-up emotions with tremulous beauty, turning her final scene into an ecstatic vision of release that kept a refreshing distance from clichés of operatic madness.”
Thomas May – The Seattle Times
Making her Seattle Opera debut, Melody Moore stars in the title role of Kátya Kabanová on February 24 and March 4, 8, & 11. Director Peter Nolan has created a new production for this captivating romantic tragedy, which also features Joseph Dennis as Boris and Victoria Livengood as Kabanicha. Inspired by Slavic folk songs, Janáček’s stunning score, conducted by Oliver von Dohnányi, will leave you on the edge of your seat. For tickets, performance information, and to watch the trailer, click here.
Melody Moore sings Bruckner’s Te Deum with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, on January 19 & 21. Fellow soloists include mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, tenor Nicky Spence, and bass Raymond Aceto, with Maestro Donald Runnicles and the internationally renowned ASO Chorus. The programme also includes Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9; purchase tickets and read additional details via the following link.
On January 14, Melody Moore will be joined by pianist/composer Gregg Kallor and cellist Joshua Roman for a late-night performance of Kallor’s setting of “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The performance marks Ms. Moore’s highly anticipated return to SubCulture NYC, and will include stage direction from Sarah Meyers. Tickets and more information about the event can be found via SubCulture online.
This holiday season, Melody Moore returns to San Francisco as the guest artist for the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus holiday concerts, called “Home for the Holidays.” Performances take place on December 24 at 5pm, 7pm & 9pm at the Castro Theatre. Please note the 5pm concert is now sold-out, with limited tickets available for the remaining times. Visit SFGMC.org to check availability and to purchase your tickets online.
“Wagner fans will be more satisfied with good solos from Melody Moore’s Senta, with a clear tone and solid acting …”
American-Statesman Staff – Austin360
“Moore was the right combination of sweet and spicy to execute the role of the desperate Senta. Her conviction of love and admiration proclaimed through a ballad sung to her fellow seamstresses, was beautiful and lively executed. Moore’s love triangle introduced with a local man Erik (played by Clay Hilley) added another element of drama and surprising abuse. This plot line displayed the full circle love story of unrequited and missed love.”
Amy Bradley – Broadway World