Amneris debut in Houston

“Soprano Melody Moore, as jealous Amneris, daughter of Pharaoh who’s also in love with Radames, has a powerhouse voice … Her confrontation scene with Aida was dramatically striking, and her plangent last words sung above the tomb of her unrequited lover, “Pace, Pace, Pace,” were a benediction made from tears.”

Houston Press

“At the start of Act 2, Moore gave an especially cozy turn to Amneris’s sinuous phrases invoking Radamès; when Amneris pretended to be Aida’s friend, Moore’s light, conversational delivery made the pretense convincing.

And whenever the music took off above the staff, her voice welled up with a vibrancy and focus that equalled Wilson’s. Moore helped generate the ensembles’ electricity, and her abandon enabled the Judgment Scene to give Aida’s theatrics a walloping climax. ”

Texas Classical Review

“Fellow soprano Melody Moore, as Amneris, proves a worthy foil for Aida dramatically and vocally.”

Houston Chronicle