Ada de Luque
Winner of several
National and International Awards and Voice Competitions, and with
a Masters Degree in Music and Vocal Arts from the
Conservatory of Bologna, Italy, Ada is one of South
Florida's most consummate performers, having appeared in numerous
recitals, concerts and operatic productions in
Italy, Germany, and the United States.
While studying in
Italy, Ada had the honor of receiving private vocal coaching from
tenor Luciano Pavarotti and soprano Mirella Freni, with whom
she later shared the same concert stage at the "Settembre
Musicale di Modena", in Modena, Italy. Ada's repertory
training includes the great repertory coaches Maestro Leone Maggiera
and Maestro Ettore Campogalliani.
Upon hearing Ada's
voice for the first time during an audition when she was only 19
years old, Luciano Pavarotti commented: “…a very beautiful voice
with a rich velvety quality... Bella voce!”
With over 4,000
performances in over two decades, Miss de Luque's career highlights
include performances in Germany with the Dusseldorf
Opera, in Italy with Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro di
Modena, Circolo Lirico di Forli, Circolo Lirico di Nonantola,
Teatro Comunale di Casalecchio, L'Orchestra di Reggio Emilia, and the
Piccolo Teatro Alla Scala, and in the United States with the Florida
Chamber Orchestra, Treasure Coast Opera, Miami Opera Guild (Florida
Grand Opera), Florida Chamber Orchestra, Hallandale Pops
Orchestra, Pro-Arte Grateli, and the Arturo Toscanini Orchestra.
Among the various
honors bestowed upon Ada for her career are "La Ghilardina
d'Oro” (city of Modena, Italy), Medals of Honor from "Circolo
Giuseppe Verdi" (Rovereto, Italy) and “Circolo Della
Musica e Balletto” Nonantola, Italy and four ACCA Awards
(Association of Critics and Commentaries of America) for various
performances in the United States.
Crossing over to
smooth jazz, Ada de Luque’s recent CD, "Warm Summer Night
Dreams", for LuzArt Music, has been capturing listeners and
critics across the world, not only as a vocalist but also as
songwriter. Ada’s successful foray as a composer, a talent she
began to cultivate back in Italy, has also produced two global hits
on Billboard’s “top ten” for the Latin market. And her
classical music compositions include her “Ave Maria” which has
been performed in various churches in South Florida.
Adding to Ada's
career as a performer and composer is also an illustrious teaching
career as Professor of Voice and Music both at The New World School
of the Arts and at Miami-Dade Community Colleges.