Ada de Luque
Professor of Voice and Music
Winner of several National and International Awards and 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 in Italy, Ada also received 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". Upon hearing Ada's voice for the first time, Pavarotti commented: “…a very beautiful voice with a rich velvety quality.”
Highlights of her international career include performances with the Dusseldorf Opera, Teatro di Bologna, Teatro di Modena, Circolo Lirico di Forli, L'Orchestra di Reggio Emilia, the Piccolo Teatro Alla Scala, and in the U. S., with the Florida Chamber Orchestra, Treasure Coast Opera, Miami Opera Guild (Florida Grand Opera), and Pro-Arte Grateli. Among the various honors bestowed upon Ada for her career are "La Ghilardina d'Oro (Modena, Italy), "Circolo Giuseppe Verdi" (Rovereto, Italy) and four ACCA Awards (Association of Critics and Commentaries of America).
Among her successes as a professor of vocal arts and music both at Miami Dade College and at the New World School of the Arts, Ada achieved for over a decade consistent highest ranking in student evaluations for Group Voice Class among community colleges nationally, and also “superior” and “excellent” gradings from Florida State University juries awarded to her New World School of the Arts students participating in State-wide exams and juries.