July 20, 2023

Tribute to Legendary Soprano Renata Tebaldi

Pentatone releases Remembering Tebaldi, together with Melody Moore, Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra and Lawrence Foster, in August 2023.

In Loving Memory of La Voce d’Angelo

Melody Moore pays tribute to the legendary soprano Renata Tebaldi, presenting a selection of arias and scenes by Rossini, Verdi, Boito, Catalani, Puccini, Mascagni, Giordano, Cilea and Alessandro Scarlatti, documenting the most important stages in the career of “la voce d’angelo”. Moore performs these pieces together with the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra under the baton of Lawrence Foster.

Melody Moore and Lawrence Foster both have a vast Pentatone discography, including collective complete recordings of Verdi’s Otello (2017) and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and La Fanciulla del West (both 2021). The latter album was also the Pentatone debut of the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra.

It has been my greatest honor to take on this glorious project in memory of the great Italian soprano
Renata Tebaldi and all that she gave the world of opera. In this album, I have attempted to follow closely
her life, her influences, her travels and her greatest performances. Having recorded this album in what
would have been her 100th year, I felt that she was with us at the studio in Cluj, Romania. I only hope
that we bathed that hall in sounds that would have evoked in her a pride, a comfort and remembrance.

Melody Moore

Digital Release Date: 18 AUGUST 2023

Physical Release: AUGUST 2023

Released as 1 CD and in digital formats for streaming and high-resolution downloads.