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Melody Moore


Melody Moore


Soprano Melody Moore is one of America’s most exciting talents.  She has appeared on many of the leading opera stages of the world including San Francisco Opera in the title role of Tosca, Susan Rescorla in Heart of a Soldier, Mimì in La bohème, and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro; Houston Grand Opera as Julie in Show Boat, Marta in the American premiere of Weinberg’s The Passenger, the title role in Carmen, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and as Freia in Das Rheingold; English National Opera as Mimi and as Marguerite in Faust; New York City Opera as Rita Clayton in the New York premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon and as Regine St. Laurent in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna; Los Angeles Opera as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and in productions of Der Zwerg and Der Zerbrochene Krug; and at the Washington National Opera in the title role of Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas.

Miss Moore appears in 2015-16 at L’Opéra de Montréal for the first time bringing her acclaimed portrayal of Cio-Cio San to the company’s autumn presentation of Madama Butterfly and she returns to Washington National Opera for the world premiere of the revised version of Philip Glass’ Appomattox, in a new production by Tazewell Thompson and conducted by Dennis Russell-Davies, recognizing the 50 years since the Voting Rights Act and 150 years since the end of the Civil War.  Also, in the Washington National Opera season, she joins Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and Music Director Philippe Auguin for an epic presentation of The Ring in which she appears in Das RheingoldDie Walküre, and Götterdämmerung.  A deeply personal program is presented in recital at Carnegie Hall and in Chicago under the auspices of Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago.

Highlights of past seasons feature Macbeth and Der fliegende Holländer at the Glimmerglass Festival, The Passenger at the Lincoln Center Festival, title roles of Manon Lescaut at New Orleans Opera and Tosca with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Opéra de Bordeaux, and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with the Atlanta and Colorado operas.

Melody Moore has appeared on the concert stage of the Bavarian Radio Symphony in performances and recording of excerpts of Gordon Getty’s opera, Plump Jack, conducted by Ulf Shirmer and with the New Century Chamber Orchestra conducted by Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.  She has joined Rufus Wainwright for gala concerts at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto and has sung Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Madison Symphony and at Festival of the Arts Boca.

A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Melody Moore is a former Adler Fellow of San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera Program participant.  Notable conductors with whom she has worked include Kent Nagano, Donald Runnicles, John DeMain, Patrick Summers, Ulf Schirmer, and Roy Goodman.  Stage directors of productions in which she has participated include John Copley, Ron Daniels, Des McAnuff, Ian Judge, Jonathan Miller, David Pountney, and Francesca Zambello.