More than a promise for the future
Soprano Melody Moore is enjoying a thriving career on the world’s leading stages, prompting Opera News to label her “a revelation.” After her recent soldout solo recital at Carnegie Hall, the same publication raved, “As I left the auditorium, I could only think: more of Moore, please.” In 2012, Melody Moore proved her mettle stepping in for Angela Gheorghiu after the first act in Puccini’s Tosca at San Francisco Opera. It was a huge success that launched her career. The singer with such a suitably apt first name is carefully developing her repertoire in the Italianate and Germanic spinto soprano roles of Verdi, Puccini, Strauss and Wagner, while maintaining her passion for American opera and song. In a short period of time, she has added – or rather, conquered – numerous new roles. Long gone are the days when the young girl stood up before her small church congregation to sing. Now, she is adored by the audiences at the great opera houses of the world. Melody Moore’s voice is more than just a promise for the future, as the critics point out: “She has a lyrical voice with pronounced dark overtones. Besides, she has the typical ‘kapow!’ of the spinto soprano. Her extraordinary abilities can best be described by mentioning the names of Renata Tebaldi and Gabrielle Tucci.” A truly powerful artistic prediction, which Melody Moore is only too happy to confirm on stage as well as in the recording studio.
photo: from booklet ‘An American Song Book’
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