Soprano (United States)
Senta in The Flying Dutchman and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. Previously: Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Freia in Das Rheingold, and Marta in The Passenger, on the main stage and on tour to the Lincoln Center Festival (2014); Julie LaVerne in Show Boat (2013).
About the Artist:
Melody Moore has been seen at HGO previously as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Freia in Das Rheingold, and Marta in The Passenger, both on the main stage and on tour to the Lincoln Center Festival (all in 2014); and Julie LaVerne in Show Boat (2013). This season she returns to Los Angeles Opera to make her role debut as Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel under James Conlon; makes her debut with the Dresden Philharmonic as Giorgetta in Il tabarro and Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana, both of which will be recorded for commercial release by Pentatone; revisits her critically acclaimed portrayal of Strauss’s Salome in Daegu, South Korea; and records a solo album of American music with pianist Bradley Moore for Pentatone. Last season, she made three major role debuts: Elisabetta in Don Carlo at Washington National Opera, the title role in Salome at Florida Grand Opera, and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin at Hawaii Opera Theater. She also performed her signature roles of Tosca (Opéra de Montréal and Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile), and Senta (Atlanta Opera). Other recent career highlights include a house and role debut at Seattle Opera in the title role in Janáček’s Katya Kabanova, appearances with 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; and performances in Francesca Zambello’s Ring cycle at Washington National Opera. She returns to HGO as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni later this season.