“…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.”
The Tell-Tale Heart is the premiere recording of American composer Gregg Kallor’s acclaimed adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling short story, performed by the composer with soprano Melody Moore and cellist Joshua Roman, recorded by GRAMMY®-winning producer Adam Abeshouse. A celebration of music and literature, the album also features the first recording of Kallor’s eleven new song-settings of poems by Sara Teasdale, Elinor Wylie, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, William Butler Yeats, as well as the young phenomenon Clementine Von Radics‘ “A Prayer,” which Moore premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2016.
This album will be released on October 5. Pre-order your copy on Amazon today.
Learn more about The Tell-Tale Heart in Melody Moore’s Recordings.
Every seven years, the Dutchman comes ashore for a chance to break the curse that binds him to the desolate seas. His quest for true love leads him to Senta, a captain’s daughter who has been obsessing over a mystifying portrait of him. When the two meet, the Dutchman is hopeful, but Senta must decide between her arranged marriage and her overpowering love for the Dutchman.
HGO’s first Wagner opera since the four-part Ring cycle, this new production of Der Fliegende Holländer heightens the dramatic elements of the famous legend of a cursed ghost ship and features Melody Moore as Senta, Andrzej Dobber in the title role, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Daland and Eric Cutler as Erik. The performances take place from October 19 until November 2.
“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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On March 8 and 10 of next year, Melody Moore sings in both Il tabarro and Cavalleria rusticana in Dresden’s Philharmonie im Kulturpalast. The rest of the cast includes Brian Jagde, Lester Lynch, Elisabetta Fiorillo, Roxana Constantinescu, Khanysio Gwenxane, Simeon Esper and Alexandros Stavrakakis, with Marek Janowski leading the Dresdner Philharmonie.
These performances will be recorded for a future album release.