Vocalist - Soprano
Ariadne auf Naxos
As the comic actress Zerbinetta, the lithe and luscious Audrey Elizabeth Luna, was both magnificent on the ears as well as easy on the eyes. In a saucy, sexy costume featuring two piece beach ware, the opera is set on the Island of Naxos, Luna slithered about the stage. During the second act in a reflective aria the audience was thrilled with the fioreture in her coloratura showpiece. In the staging of director Ian Siff she romped about during this high point of the opera. She stood on a vitrine containing a sculpture of a snail while kicking away several props. Luna delivered her highest notes while flat on her back. The aria was followed by thunderous applause and bravos.

It was a truly stunning performance and a cameo of what audiences may anticipate this season when Luna makes her debut with the Metropolitan Opera. She will perform the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflote and later in the season will sing Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos.

My companion last night was so enchanted that he plans to attend her debut in New York. Luna will be a major artist to follow for years to come. She has it all, looks, personality, that magnificent voice, and a dash of theatrical cayenne. Wow.

Richard Strauss, Berkshire Fine Arts
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