Every seven years, the Dutchman comes ashore for a chance to break the curse that binds him to the desolate seas. His quest for true love leads him to Senta, a captain’s daughter who has been obsessing over a mystifying portrait of him. When the two meet, the Dutchman is hopeful, but Senta must decide between her arranged marriage and her overpowering love for the Dutchman.

HGO’s first Wagner opera since the four-part Ring cycle, this new production of Der Fliegende Holländer heightens the dramatic elements of the famous legend of a cursed ghost ship and features Melody Moore as Senta, Andrzej Dobber in the title role, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Daland and Eric Cutler as Erik. The performances take place from October 19 until November 2.

“La soprano estadounidense Melody Moore ha abordado el rol titular en escenarios como las Óperas de San Francisco y Los Angeles, y demostró una convincente compenetración vocal y actoral con el personaje, en particular en el exigente segundo acto, donde evitó los efectismos en los que caen algunas colegas, desplegó un acertado lenguaje corporal (en particular en su tensa interacción con Scarpia) y manejó muy bien su voz cálida, atractiva y de buenos agudos, entregando además una efectiva y contenida versión de su famoso momento solista Vissi d’arte.”

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“Detrás del Telón de Tosca” was held on Tuesday June 19 at the Sala Arrau of the Municipal de Santiago. On this occasion, the journalist and opera critic Joel Poblete presented, together with the creators of the staging and the singers, the next opera of the 2018 Season of the Municipal de Santiago.

Click here to listen to the recording.

On March 8 and 10 of next year, Melody Moore sings in both Il tabarro and Cavalleria rusticana in Dresden’s Philharmonie im Kulturpalast. The rest of the cast includes Brian Jagde, Lester Lynch, Elisabetta Fiorillo, Roxana Constantinescu, Khanysio Gwenxane, Simeon Esper and Alexandros Stavrakakis, with Marek Janowski leading the Dresdner Philharmonie.

These performances will be recorded for a future album release.

The Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC) hosted the Chicago premiere of soprano Melody Moore in the Penthouse of the Logan Center here in Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon. The music was glittering and glorious, with Moore creating sumptuous sound and Shannon McGinnis offering able and astute support at the piano.

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