Soprano Audrey Luna has added another achievement: hitting the A note above high C on the musical scale.
Luna carries out the apparently unprecedented feat in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Thomas Ades' "The Exterminating Angel," based on Spanish director Luis Bunuel's surrealistic film.
No other soprano in the New York City opera company's 137-year-history has sung that high, according to New York Times writer Zachary Woolfe. Several of the company's sopranos have come close over the years, but reaching the A has never been done, Met archives show.
Luna reaches the high note at the start of the opera, without warmup, Woolfe reported, and hits it again during the performance. Ades, known for challenging singers, wrote the A in the score as a possibility.
A recording of Luna reaching the high A should be sent through the universe. She has taken the human voice where it's never been before.