CSU Voice Major Sings with Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra

COLUMBUS, Ga.— Mezzo-soprano Jeanette Luna, a junior vocal performance major at Columbus State University, was a featured soloist in two concerts with the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra Oct. 20-21.

Luna, of Lawrenceville, Ga., performed well-known arias from the operas Roberto Devereux, Anna Bolena and Lucrezia Borgia, by Gaetano Donizetti. She also collaborated as soloist on Giacomo Puccini's Madrigale, from Manon Lescaut, with the Vermont Philharmonic Chorus. The concerts in the Barre Opera House in Montpelier, Vt., were the result of performance and orchestral awards she received last summe at the 2012 Bel Canto Institute in Florence, Italy, where her talents were recognized and encouraged by coaches from the Metropolitan Opera.

Luna is a student of Dian Lawler-Johnson, vocal instructor in Columbus State's Schwob School of Music.

CSU's Schwob School of Music is located in the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, part of CSU's RiverPark campus on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in downtown Columbus, anchored by incomparable performing arts facilities. The school attracts students from around the world to a college experience that is deeply personal and relevant. A unique partnership between the public and private sectors provides generous scholarship support for talented and deserving students.

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