August 26, 2020

BBC Music Magazine rewards Cavalleria Rusticana with 5 stars

“This new version of Mascagni’s one-act wonder is everything that verismo should be: intense, passionate and heart stopping as it reaches its grisly climax.”

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, performed by the Melody Moore, Lester Lynch, Brian Jagde, Dresdner Philharmonie, MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig under the baton of Marek Janowski was awarded with 5 stars by BBC Music Magazine. Read a glimpse of the review below!

“Melody Moore’s Santuzza has a smoky quality in her lower register hinting at the incomparable Leontyne Price. It underscores her desperation in ‘Voi lo sapete’ when she confesses her history of abuse to Mamma Lucia. And both Santuzza and Brian Jagde’s Turridu ratchet up the drama in their scene outside the church. Remarkably, Jagde almost wins our sympathy when he begs his mother to care for Santuzza before setting off for his duel with Alfio.”

Read the full review here!

Christopher Cook

Melody Moore’s photo by Jiyang Chen