TALKING WITH SINGERS: AUDREY LUNA

Schmopera – Jenna Douglas 9/19/2016

“That wasn’t a decision,” explains coloratura soprano Audrey Luna of her chosen life as an opera singer. “That wasn’t a choice.”Singing, for Luna, “was just always something that was.” She credits her mother with spotting her star quality early on – extremely early on, in fact. “She said she named me ‘Audrey Luna’ because she said it sounded like a stage name,” she laughs. She was born into the name Luna, and as for her mother’s choice of Audrey, “‘I thought it would sound good in lights,’ is what she said.” [Read more…]

Audrey LUNA: With the storm to high heights

June 25, 2015 – Der Neue Merker

Thomas Adès success opera “The Tempest”, which was first performed in front of more than a decade in London, was now to be seen in Vienna. The opera is based on Shakespeare’s “The Storm”. As in New York the Canadian Robert Lepage staged.

On the occasion of the premieres, we invited the singer and actress of Ariel, the American soprano AUDREY LUNA to an interview, which took place on 25th June 2015 in the Vienna State Opera. [Read more…]

Interview with past McCammon winner – Audrey Luna

At what point in your life did you realize you were going to sing opera?
I guess I didn’t know for sure until after I got an agent and even then I kept thinking that there was a chance that being an opera singer might not work out for me.  I was fortunate to book a few jobs right away but it was slow going at first so I continued to supplement my income with competitions, which is really a job in itself.

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Audrey Luna plays Lakmé

By Reba Wilson
Posted Oct 23 2013 – 11:04pm

Audrey Luna is a professional opera singer who has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and other notable companies. Luna’s powerful and enchanting coloratura soprano voice was on display in the Opéra de Montréal’s recent performance of Lakmé. Here, Luna mesmerized the audience with her vocal control and expression of feeling. Having myself taken opera lessons for 12 years, I was intrigued by the delightful Luna, who was kind enough to do a Q&A with me for Her Campus McGill. [Read more…]

Luna wins “Critics Choice” for Best Classical Performance in the Fort Worth Weekly

Classical Music Performance – September 25, 2013

Critic’s choice: Soprano Audrey Luna in Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos

As Zerbinetta, the youthful leader of a traveling circus troupe trying to revive a sobbing, self-pitying Ariadne, Luna tackled one of opera’s most outrageous coloratura extravaganzas in the second act and hit everything right on. All of the vocal pyrotechnics –– runs, trills, leaps, and anything else the composer could think of –– were amazingly accurate, and noodling around above high C measure after measure didn’t seem like a big deal to her. It was a great few minutes of just showing off. Luna is also a persuasive actress, adding dimension to her performance.

La Bella Luna

The Charlebois Post
La Bella Luna

American soprano Audrey Luna embraces her diva status and her hardcore gay fans, on the eve of her L’Opéra de Montréal debut
by Richard Burnett – September 21, 2013 @bugsburnett
(photos by Richard Burnett unless otherwise noted)

“I have always wanted to sing and perform, from when I was three or four years-old,” says American soprano Audrey Luna, who won over audiences and critics when she starred as Ariel in The Tempest at The Metropolitan Opera in 2012. [Read more…]

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…]