“The title role, fittingly, is a tour de force, and it is impossible to imagine it better performed than it was by Melody Moore. Moore’s sound is dark and passionate . . . As an actress, Moore shifted seamlessly among the lonely, fragile woman, the public Régine (“in character” even as she is interviewed), and the diva ablaze with art’s sacred fire.”

Marion Lignana Rosenberg – The Classical Review

“As Mme. Saint Laurent, Melody Moore inhabited this character so well, her every thought was visible in her face and body. Her rich soprano became more and more beguiling as the opera progressed. When she made her final momentous decision, she was devastating.”

Joel Benjamin – TheaterScene.net

“ . . . Moore is a dynamic singer — delicate and powerful as needed.”

Joe Dziemianowicz – New York Daily News

“The role sits nicely in the lyrical middle of Melody Moore’s clear, penetrating voice.”

Zachary Woolfe – New York Times

“Perhaps the opera’s most touching episode is the love duet for Rescorla and Greer [with] (the gloriously alert and bright-toned soprano Melody Moore).”

Joshua Kosman – SFGate

“Melody Moore was an eager Susan.”

Heidi Waleson – Wall Street Journal

“Melody Moore was equally inspired as Susan Rescorla, making this middle-aged romance both touching charming, and almost unbearably poignant in light of the abrupt tragic end that we know is coming.”

Lawrence A. Johnson – The Classical Review

“Melody Moore deployed a lithe, silvery soprano as Susan.”

Georgia Rowe – OPERA NEWS