“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.”
From April 20 – May 5, Melody Moore graces the stage of the Houston Grand Opera, where she portrays Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni.
Mozart’s masterpiece returns to HGO in a stunning new production by Kasper Holten. Es Devlin’s innovative, rotating set and Luke Halls’s cutting-edge projections transport the audience deep into the dark mind of a serial philanderer.
Ryan McKinny stars in the title role, with Paolo Bordogna as Leporello, Ailyn Pérez as Donna Anna, Ben Bliss as Don Ottavio, Dorothy Gal as Zerlina, Daniel Noyola as Masetto and Kristinn Sigmundsson as Commendatore. Cristian Măcelaru conducts.
The radio broadcast of Puccini’s Il tabarro and Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, in which Melody Moore starred this past March 6 and 8 at the Philharmonie im Kulturpalast in Dresden, will air on April 6 at 7:05pm CET (2:05pm ET) via Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
On March 8 and 10, Melody Moore stars in two sold-out performances of Puccini’s Il Tabarro and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana at Dresden’s Philharmonie im Kulturpalast. Marek Janowski leads the cast, which will also feature Brian Jagde, Lester Lynch, Elisabetta Fiorillo, Roxana Constantinescu, Khanyiso Gwenxane, Simeon Esper and Martin-Jan Nijhof.
“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.”