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Overcoming Adversity 

Classical Singer Magazine

When addiction and poverty are a part of someone’s story, survival becomes more of a necessity than achieving one’s dreams. One singer, however, shows that she not only survived very difficult family circumstances, but is now working in a field that provided strength and healing for her.

Dr. Michelle Latour, Classical Singer Magazine | Read the Article on Classical Singer Magazine or PDF HERE

Critical Acclaim

Helena and Dancer 

The Fairy Queen | Chicago Opera Theater

"Singing as gracefully as she moved as an exotic dancer in Club FQ, soprano Alexandra Martinez-Turano was a fanciful, flexible Helena who seemed besotted with the notion of being married but not so much with its practical implications, especially those implications that she could not micromanage...Martinez-Turano...earned special praise for making the character interesting. Her vocalism was unimpeachable. Her performance lent the expected metamorphosis from uptight prude to sexually-liberated ‘true self’ emotional sincerity. Recasting the languidly sensual ‘If Love’s a sweet passion’ as a quartet for Helena, Demetrius, Herman, and Lysander was among the production’s foremost successes, and the singers traded lines beguilingly. Here and in every passage that she sang, Martinez-Turano’s crystalline tones were a great asset to this Fairy Queen."

Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts | Read the Review

A. Martinez-Turano|Fairy Queen|Photo: Liz Lauren
A. Martinez-Turano | The Fairy Queen | Photo: Liz Lauren .jpg

Helena and Dancer 

The Fairy Queen | Chicago Opera Theater & Long Beach Opera

"The gorgeous Martinez smoldered sexily in her dancing and singing... " John Von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune | Read the Review

"Alexandra Martinez-Turano, a plenty sexy pole dancer..."

Mark Swed, The Los Angeles Times | Read the Review

"Alexandra Martinez-Turano (doubling as a sultry pole dancer)...gave excellent performances." Jim Ruggirello, Press-Telegram | Read the Review

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