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.
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
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