“… Tosca responds, of course, with Vissi d’arte, a famous showstopper, but also a heartfelt testimonial threaded seamlessly into the drama as rendered in rich voice by the American soprano Melody Moore-Wagner.”

Montréal Gazette

“But it is Melody Moore-Wagner, at once sparkling and mischievous in her jealousy, sensitive and overwhelming in her tragedy, which captivates us from the beginning to the end. One feels she is at ease in this role that is so demanding, totally possessed by its tortured character who plunges into the drama out of love for her lover. Melody Moore-Wagner sings her role with great ease, she enjoys and takes possession of the stage.”

{Mais c’est surtout Melody Moore-Wagner, à la fois pétillante et espiègle dans sa jalousie, sensible et bouleversante dans sa tragédie, qui nous captive d’un bout à l’autre. On la sent à l’aise dans ce rôle pourtant si exigeant, totalement possédée par son personnage torturé qui plonge dans le drame par amour pour son amant. Melody Moore-Wagner chante avec une grande facilité sa partition, s’amuse et prend possession de la scène.}

Sors-tu.ca

“Moore delivers a brilliant: Vissi d’Arte that is very sensual, captivating and descriptive of the inner tumult that the Diva Floria has to face with the unwanted advances of Scarpia.”

Mountain Lake PBS

American soprano Melody Moore has appeared on many of the leading opera stages of the world, including as Mimi in La Bohème at the English National Opera, and as Regine St. Laurent in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna at the New York City Opera.

One of the finest opera singers of her generation, Moore is probably best-known for her signature role, as Floria Tosca in Puccini’s masterpiece Tosca, a role she will reprise to open the 2017-2018 season of L’Opéra de Montréal.

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The Opéra of Montréal will open its 2017-18 season with an all-time classic: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, a drama in three acts revolving around a love triangle. A painter (Mario Cavaradossi) and a singing diva (Tosca) are in love, but Scarpia, the chief of Roma’s Police is looking for a political dissident who is hiding at Cavaradossi’s work place. Scarpia is so enraptured by Tosca’s beauty that he will do anything in his power to have sex with her…

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After portraying the desperate diva in Los Angeles, Ms. Moore returns to the title role of Puccini’s Tosca in Montreal, where she’ll sing four performances on September 16, 19, 21 and 23. The classic Ponnelle production will be directed by Jose Maria Condemi. Of Ms. Moore’s role debut in 2012, the San Francisco Gate said  about her Vissi d’arte that “[she] shaped the aria’s phrases with limpid purity but also a sense of cunning artifice.”

Ms. Moore will be joined on stage by Giancarlo Monsalve as Tosca’s doomed lover Cavaradossi and Gregory Dahl will portray the villain Scarpia, with Giuseppe Grazioli conducting all performances. For more information and tickets, click here.

Watch a short video of Ms. Moore in the role below:

Soprano Melody Moore believes in female empowerment — perhaps that’s why she’s so drawn to the Lady Macbeths and Floria Toscas of the operatic stage. Luckily, these are the types of roles she’s been polishing since her earliest days as a budding singer, meticulously analyzing each and every leading lady throughout her development. But Moore is all grown up now, and on May 13 she once again steps into the title role of Puccini’s Tosca at LA Opera, under the baton of Maestro Grant Gershon.

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Melody Moore joins the New Century Chamber Orchestra as a special guest artist on their biggest concert event of the season. In celebration of 25 years of music-making, the “Silver Jubilee” is an all–Gershwin extravaganza featuring Ms. Moore and baritone Efrain Solis in selected songs, pianist Anne Marie-McDermott in the seldom-heard theater orchestra version of Rhapsody in Blue and the suite from An American in Paris. Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg leads the performance on May 20 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.