Archives for August 2013

The art of the impossible

by ANTOINE LÉVEILLÉE

Soprano Audrey Luna is not afraid of challenges and is ready to interpret the most demanding role of her career. The coloratura is fearless.

The experience is intense. American soprano Audrey Luna, who will perform the role of Ariel in the opera The Tempest, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play by the composer and conductor Thomas Adès will be immersed in this new production created by Robert Lepage, which incorporates advanced technology and where the main actors are physically challenged in exceptional ways. “I was told I would be high in the air in some way, and of course I said” no problem! “But I never thought I would get to work with acrobats. This was exciting news for me! “ [Read more…]

Audrey Luna sings the role of Ariel in The Tempest – Suspended between heaven and earth

by RICHARD BOISVERTSun

(Québec) There was The Thieving Magpie. There are now flying sopranos.

In The Tempest, playing at the Opera Festival of Quebec from July 26, soprano Audrey Luna will sing almost always suspended between heaven and earth, about 25 feet above the stage. [Read more…]

Opera News – Sound Bites: Audrey Luna

“Few Queens of the Night have resumés dotted with works by George Crumb, György Kurtág and Chen Yi. Next season, Luna will sing Ariel in The Tempest when it comes to the Met.”

— Brian Kellow, Opera News, April 2012 [Read more…]

Salem grad playing the opera scene

– Barbara Curtin, Statesman Journal

One sign of Audrey Luna’s success is that she has a half-million frequent-flier miles. The 1996 North Salem High grad has those miles because she is an accomplished coloratura soprano, the rare breed who can sing the highest notes with agility and drama. That makes her attractive to opera companies across the United States and Europe. [Read more…]

High notes, down time for Queen role

— Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer

Audrey Luna, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, sings the role of the Queen of the Night in Cincinnati Opera’s “The Magic Flute,” which has its final performance today in Music Hall. Luna lives in Chicago, but she hasn’t been home for more than two years because she’s been on the road, working. [Read more…]

Catching up with Audrey Elizabeth Luna, queen of the upper tessitura

From Oregon Music News

by James Bash on September 13, 2010

Portland State University’s opera program has fostered so many outstanding singers that it’s almost a wonder that it doesn’t have conservatory status. Among professional opera singers who have studied at PSU are Christine Meadows (the current opera program director), Clayton Brainerd, Angela Niederloh, Kelley Nassief, Anna Jablonski, and Konstantin Kvach. Now you can add Audrey Elizabeth Luna to that group of grads. Luna is a soprano who can sing the ultra high notes like those that are required of the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute. She recently completed a Queen of the Night gig with Santa Fe Opera and will be making her debut in this role at the Met this season. [Read more…]