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Il soprano americano Melody Moore è uno dei talenti statunitensi più in vista, con una carriera internazionale in ascesa. La stagione in corso ha visto la pubblicazione del suo primo recital intitolato An American Song Album in collaborazione col pianista Bradley Moore per la Pentatone Records. Melody Moore ci racconta della sua carriera e come è nato questo interessantissimo album dedicato alla musica americana contemporanea.

An American Song Album è il suo primo album solistico.  come è nato questo progetto?

Job Maarse, producer della San Francisco Classical Recordings, mi ha contattata per chiedermi che tipo di album mi sarebbe piaciuto registrare. Io desideravo molto incidere le ‘Hermit Songs’ di Barber e ‘The Mystery’ di Floyd. Partendo da queste scelte, due lavori di autori americani, ho cominciato a scegliare i titoli che compongono il resto dell’album. Continue reading

“Amplifying the flute’s story during the wedding scene, soprano Melody Moore let fly with soaring, vibrant phrases that captured the full horror of the fratricide. She delivered one of the score’s final lamenting interjections soaring to a stratospheric pianissimo.”

Texas Classical Review

“This recording is a calling card for a genuinely exciting and electric voice, solidly gleaming, with the high range of a soprano but fleshed out with dark, mezzo-ish colours and with its voluptuous richness focused into singing of striking directness and clarity.”

The Guardian

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“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.”

Houstonia Magazine

“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.”

Opera News

“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.”

Journal Sentinel

“…his daughter Senta (angelic-voiced soprano and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music graduate Melody Moore).”

Milwaukee Magazine

“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.”

Shepherd Express