“Almost as soon as Donna Elvira, a woman from Giovanni’s past, came face-to-face with him, her inner conflict burst forth: soprano Melody Moore’s Elvira slapped him, loudly, then immediately planted a kiss on his lips. Moore’s hefty tones complemented Perez’s brighter ones. But when Moore wasn’t putting a wallop into Elvira’s outcries, she gave her introspections a hushed intensity–especially in the anguished recitative that led into her aria Mi tradì.”
Texas Classical Review
“Melody Moore cuts an imposing figure as Donna Elvira, the Don’s abandoned lover, and she navigates the character’s swirling emotions with convincing ardor.”
“Moore’s performance is disquietingly alluring. She and Kallor turn Poe’s canonic text into the terrifying, exhibitionist confession of a sociopath. Her incisive diction, specific musicality and full-throttle singing, punctuated by bone-chilling laughs and whispers, make this a tour-de-force performance, a true marriage of song, declamation, poetry and psychological thriller. Throughout, she is in close dialogue with Roman, who’s in complete command of his cello as a musical and dramatic tool.”
“Melody Moore’s touching Senta was a breathtaking combination of sheer power, slicing easily through dense orchestrations and light-handed lyricism, full of soft, floating, high passages.”
“…his daughter Senta (angelic-voiced soprano and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music graduate Melody Moore).”
“As Senta, the woman who sacrifices herself to grant the Dutchman’s salvation from his curse, Melody Moore was fascinating, using her full lyric soprano as a vocal actress, with nuance after nuance and singing with a brilliant tone.”
“…soprano Melody Moore’s brilliant tones—especially her laser-focused top notes—signaled that the heroine’s resolve would never flag.
Moore’s commanding voice and compelling presence established Senta as the real driving force of this opera. Within moments of Moore’s appearance, she sang the rugged opening of Senta’s Ballad with strength and security. Yet when the text and music turned toward the Dutchman’s redemption, Moore’s gentleness showed that Senta already felt compassion for a man she knew only as a legend.”
Texas Classical Review
“Moore has a radiantly dusty voice that’s pure velvet.”
“It’s a special tragedy in Houston Grand Opera’s season opener (a co-production by HGO, Atlanta Opera, and Cincinnati Opera), because the magnificent American soprano Melody Moore sings the role of Senta, and from the very first note out of her lips, you’re not going to want to see her leave the stage ever. Her voice conveys a transcendent purity that should leave no question in anyone’s mind of her undying faithfulness.”
“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.”
“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.
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