207 Center for the Performing Arts
From North and South America, to the Middle East and China, the career of soprano Audrey Luna in opera, oratorio, recital and chamber music has taken her to many of the most prestigious international festivals and concert halls: included are the Salzburger Festspiel, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiel, Mettlach Chamber Music Festival, Jerusalem Festival, Lexington Bach Festival, Konzerthaus Wien, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Queens Hall, the Louvre, St. John the Divine and the Kennedy Center to name a few. She has been heard on radio on 5 continents and been seen nation wide on PBS as one of the soloists for Ms. Luna’s love of chamber music has led to collaborations with not only the Hagen Quartet, but also the Artis Quartet, Baseler Quartet, Ciompi Quartet, Amernet Quartet and the Bennewitz Quartet. She works regularly with renowned percussionist Allen Otte in recital and experimental theater and recently performed at the Lucerne Festival with Walter Levin (of the legendary LaSalle Quartet) in his lecture recitals.
Ms. Luna has sung dozens of operatic roles in Europe and the U.S. including Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Seviglia) Gilda (Rigoletto), Adina (L’Elisir D’Amore), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Zdenka (Arabella), Norina (Don Pasquale), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Cosi fan Tutte), among others.
Ms. Luna has sung for some of the worlds most renowned conductors including Niklaus Harnoncourt, Marcello Viotti, Anthony Pappano, Jesús López-Cobos, Helmut Rilling, José-Luis Novo, Stephen Cleobury and Stephanie Gonley. She has performed with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica de Sevilla, Bremer Philharmonie. Recent performances include the Annapolis Philharmonic, Binghamton Philharmonic, Ridgefield Symphony, and Opera Theater Pittsburgh. Ms. Luna maintains an active recital schedule performing throughout the US with pianist Brad Caldwell.
Ms. Luna’s students are singing in opera houses internationally, have toured worldwide with William Christie and have been members of the world famous ensemble, Chanticleer. They frequently win or are finalists in competitions in the US including the Metropolitan Opera Regional and District Council Auditions, Colombus Opera, and NATSAA. Ms. Luna’s students are also placed in some of the most prestigious graduate schools in the US and Europe, among which are, CCM, Eastman, Mannes School of Music, Manhatten School of Music, Indiana University, Royal College of Music in London, the Paris Conservatory, Augsburg Conservatory in Germany. Ms. Luna has mentored students to win Fullbright, Marshall and Frank Huntington Beebe scholarships.