This fall, Melody Moore returns to Houston Grand Opera to sing Dorabella in Mozart’s effervescent comedy, Così fan tutte. Ms. Moore was recently heard to critical acclaim with HGO, as Marta in Weinberg’s The Passenger.

An internationally renowned cast joins her for this Così, including Norman Reinhardt as Ferrando, Jacques Imbrailo as Guglielmo, Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Fiordiligi, and Alessandro Corbelli as Don Alfonso, with HGO Music Director Patrick Summers leading from the pit. Performances take place October 31 and November 2, 8, 13 & 15.

Melody Moore received enthusiastic reviews for her moving performances as Marta in the Houston Grand Opera production of Weinberg’s The Passenger, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Ms. Moore reprised the role of Marta in these performances, after a successful production in Houston earlier this year:

“ . . . 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

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“ … soprano Melody Moore sang with vibrancy and agitation as Freia . . .”
Steven Brown – Houston Chronicle

“As Freia, the goddess Wotan treats as expendable, Melody Moore ‘s lush soprano instrument pulls on our heartstrings and leaves us rooting for her to be saved from the clutches of Fasolt and Fafner.”
David Clarke – Broadway World

“Melody Moore is another fine singer at the beginning of a major career. She is excellent as Freia…”
Gregory Sullivan Isaacs – TheaterJones

Melody sings the role of Freia in Wagner’s Das Rheingold at Houston Grand Opera, in a new production designed by La Fura dels Baus, the renowned contemporary Spanish theatrical group. Ms. Moore is joined by a spectacular cast, including Iain Paterson as Wotan, Christopher Purves as Alberich, Jamie Barton as Fricka, and Andrea Silvestrelli as Fafner, with Music Director Patrick Summers leading the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra.

The production runs April 11 through April 26 in the Brown Theater, Wortham Theater Center.
Opening night – April 11, 2014

Melody Moore will sing the role of Marta in the U.S. premiere of Weinberg’s devastating and dramatic work The Passenger, in a production co-commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, Bregenzer Festspiele, Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa, English National Opera, and the Teatro Real in Madrid. The cast includes Michelle Breedt as Liese, Joseph Kaiser as Walter, Morgan Smith as Tadeusz, Kelly Kaduce as Katya, and Kathryn Day as Bronka.

Ms. Moore will reprise the role this summer as the Houston Grand Opera, Orchestra, and Chorus, along with Music Director Patrick Summers, travel to New York to perform the piece as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, July 10, 12 & 13.

Houston opening – January 18, 2014