Opera News reviews ‘Appomattox’ at Washington National Opera

“. . . the score is often remarkably rich in melodic flight and orchestral texture. Two scenes, in particular, linger . . . in prayerful hope that the world can somehow be transformed. That finale registered with particular poignancy on November 18 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. As the characters formed a tight circle of solidarity, and Melody Moore’s silvery soprano soared with a kind of angelic grace to cap the exquisitely harmonized scene, the effect was downright profound.

All of the singers got deep into their dual roles . . . In addition to her sensitive work as Liuzzo, Moore provided vocal richness and emotional power as Julia Grant, wife of Ulysses.”

Tim Smith – Opera News