Vocalist - Soprano
Acclaim
 
Meeting the challenge of 'Ariadne'
"As Zerbinetta, Audrey Elizabeth Luna bounces around the stage like a beach ball and sings her long aria with amazing ease."
David Perkins, Boston Globe
'Ariadne auf Naxos' Opera ignites T'wood stage

"A soprano can portray Strauss' Zerbinetta as a dimwit and coquette. At Tanglewood, Audrey Elizabeth Luna is turning her into a three-dimensional woman who becomes the focus of the opera.

"Luna ran through all the high-wire tricks with ease. (It's no accident that she also sings Mozart's Queen of the Night.) She also pranced, mugged, rolled around and -- most importantly -- became Zerbinetta."

Andrew L. Pincus, Berkshire Eagle
When the Trifle Turns Serious, Experience Counts
" ... Audrey Elizabeth Luna, in that soubrette role, very nearly did steal the evening. Her vocal athleticism was of a very different sort ... nimble and daringly acrobatic. She delivered some of her most altitudinous and treacherous coloratura lying flat on her back."
James R. Oestreich, New York Times
"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."
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Richard Strauss, Berkshire Fine Arts
'Rigoletto' proves its timelessness
"Soprano Audrey Elizabeth Luna, as Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda, delivered the best singing. Luna hit all her high notes in her big aria, 'Caro nome,' which launches the opera's doomed love affair."
David Hendricks, San Antonio Express-News
Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre - New York Philharmonic/Gilbert
"Even an understudy, Audrey Elizabeth Luna, made a strong impression singing Venus ..."
Elizabeth Barnette, Classical Source
Syracuse Opera's 'Hansel & Gretel' a real treat
"In the title role[s], Audrey Elizabeth Luna makes a charming, vocally fine Gretel."
Joan Vadeboncoeur, Syracuse Post-Standard
Candide, Toledo Opera, 5/2/09
"His sweetheart, Cunegonde, was sung ably by Audrey Elizabeth Luna, whose 'Glitter and Be Gay' was the tour de force the composer intended it to be, including an optional high F ..."
Alan Montgomery, Opera News
On the Beat
"There was Audrey Luna, who has power and a blazing coloratura facility that most lyric sopranos can only dream of."
Brian Kellow, Opera News
"Most delicious was her signature aria, 'Glitter and Be Gay,' with its high Ebs - plus a high F that Ms. Luna tossed out as if it were one of the fake jewels she dripped.

"More, please, of Ms. Luna, who has the makings of an American Natalie Dessay."

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Sally Vallongo, Toledo Blade
El Paso Opera's 'Magic Flute' shines
"Luna unleashed her florid soprano to negotiate the fiendish aria, requiring the voice to reach the highest register in vocal repertoire. She pulled off the bouncing ball notes with an astonishing agility."
Betty Ligon, El Paso Inc.
Music of 'Abduction' outshines production
"Especially pure and clear was soprano Audrey Elizabeth Luna, whose phrasing and breathing made every line a true Mozartian experience. She was a perfect Blonde, not only for her remarkable vocal range (from A flat to a high E) and excellent coloratura, but also for her spirited performance and her natural easiness on stage. We saw her last year in the role of Juliette and I surely hope to see her performing again in Honolulu"
Valeria Wenderoth, Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Audrey Elizabeth Luna's soprano soared.
"Soprano Audrey Elizabeth Luna soared into the stratosphere at lightning speed for florid melodic cantillation -- part of Orff's Middle Eastern touches of exoticism." Read More...
Cecelia Porter, Washington Post
Audrey Elizabeth Luna will make her D.C. debut in "Carmina Burana" with the National Philharmonic Chorale.
"The winner of numerous competitions and awards, Luna is praised for her astounding range and projection. She says she is thrilled to repeat a favorite role that lends itself naturally to her voice." Read More...
Emily Cary, The Examiner (Washington DC)
Superior singing rescues Mozart's magic
"Soprano Audrey Elizabeth Luna was a glamorously wicked Queen of the Night. She sang her two famous arias impressively ..."
Ken Winters, Toronto Globe and Mail
'die Zauberflöte', - magical!
"The unlikable Queen is more than adequately performed by soprano Audrey Elizabeth Luna. Her voice has a bell-like clarity with nary a syllable slurred."
Danny Gaisin, Ontario Arts Review
"Right away we ... hear the incredible voice of soprano Luna. As soon as Juliette gets on stage she sings a difficult coloratura aria, and nothing seems to stop her. Her grace and determination, combined with terrific vocal skills make her the perfect Juliette. Her voice was radiant. [She and Roméo] work together in ideal harmony in four duets. Vocally, their textures, color and strength match without flaw. On stage, their chemistry is one of a kind. Especially moving is their fourth-act duet.... " [ROMÉO ET JULIETTE - Hawaii Opera Theatre]
Valeria Wenderoth, Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"Juliet, sung by Audrey Elizabeth Luna, a lithe powerhouse of a lyric soprano.... Her Act IV aria was dynamite." [ROMÉO ET JULIETTE - Hawaii Opera Theatre]
Ruth O. Bingham, Honolulu Advertiser
Audrey Elizabeth Luna stars as Juliet opposite George Dyer's Romeo.
"Although she has an affinity for 20th-century composers, Luna is comfortable in the rococo classical world of high drama and sweeping arias. She prepared for Juliet by seeing 'every movie ever made on the subject. She's a 16-year-old girl, coming out for the first time, a bit light-hearted. Even though the part is often cast on looks, you've got to bring the power to the role, as it changes from light to dark at the end.'" Read More...
Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"Soprano Audrey Elizabeth Luna did a fine job with the difficult Queen of the Night role. She delivered the famous and complicated Act II aria with a rush of energy and a gorgeous vocal quality." [DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE - Pittsburgh Opera]
Andrew Druckenbrod, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Erisbe needs to be a charismatic presence and Audrey Elizabeth Luna brought plenty of dramatic flair to her singing and stage presence." [Cavalli's ORMINDO - Pittsburgh Opera]
Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Soprano Audrey Elizabeth Luna as Dalinda was the evening's vocal standout, with her pealing high notes and nimble coloratura." [Handel's ARIODANTE - Cincinnati Conservatory of Music]
Mary Ellen Hutton, Cincinnati Post
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