Melody Moore is one of America’s most exciting talents. She has appeared on the stages of the San Francisco Opera in the title role of Tosca, Susan Rescorla in Heart of a Soldier, Mimi in La Boheme, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, and the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte; the 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 Seance 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 their productions of Der Zwerg and Der Zerbrochene Krug; Houston Grand Opera as Julie in Show Boat, Opera de Bordeaux as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Glimmerglass Festival as Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer,Madison Opera as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro; The Atlanta Opera and Opera Colorado as Elvira in Don Giovanni; Hawaii Opera Theater as Marguerite, the New Orleans Opera as Manon Lescaut; Opera Cleveland as Mimi; Orlando Opera in the title role in Suor Angelica; and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra as Anna in Don Giovanni.
This season she will return to Houston as Marta in the American premiere of Weinberg’s The Passenger , the title role in Carmen, and as Freia in Das Rheingold, debut with Opera Santa Barbara as Alice Ford in Falstaff, and return to the Madison Opera as Tosca. The following season already includes debuts with the Washington National Opera in the title role of Catan’s Florencia, Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Tosca and returns to Hawaii Opera as Senta and to Houston Grand Opera for Cosi fan tutte.
She has appeared on the concert stage of the Bavarian Radio Symphony in concert performances and recording of excerpts of Gordon Getty’s opera, Plump Jack which was conducted by Ulf Shirmer and with the New Century Chamber Orchestra conducted by Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. She has appeared with Rufus Wainwright at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and will appear once again with him in Toronto this coming October. She will also return to the Bavarian Radio Symphony for performances and a recording of Getty’s Joan and the Bells and appear with the Madison Symphony as soloist in their Christmas concert.
A graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, she performed for them the role of Candace Whitcomb in Stephen Paulus’s The Village Singer and received the Norman Treigle and Andrew White Awards. She is a former (2007) Adler Fellow and Merola Opera Program participant, during which time she also performed Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at Lincoln Theatre in Napa Valley, the title role in Suor Angelica for the Opera Theatre and Musical Festival of Lucca, Italy, and the Governess in Britten's The Turn of the Screw in Napa Valley most notably.
Notable conductors with whom she has worked include Kent Nagano, Donald Runnicles, John DeMain, Patrick Summers, Ulf Schirmer, and Roy Goodman. Stage Directors for productions in which she has participated include John Copley, Ron Daniels, Des McAnuff, Ian Judge, Jonathan Miller, and Francesca Zambello.