About Adria

For 20+ years, Adria Firestone was an award-winning singer and actress whose credits ranged from her world-renowned Carmen to Family Guy. For our troops in Desert Storm, from Shanghai to the Pacific Rim and from Cairo to Canada, Adria has performed throughout the globe. She was voted Woman of the Year in Spoleto, Italy and Florida Grand Opera voted her
Olson Artist of the Year. Her Desiree in A Little Night Music graced the 2002 Olympics. She sang Dalila, Amneris, Santuzza and Regina and won a Carbonell award for her Aldonza in The Man of La Mancha. For more information go to www.AFIartists.com/about–adria.

Adria Firestone is a speaker, author and educator whose training and experience make her your source for seminars in performance excellence and career guidance. She is a master at focusing and refining a performer’s interpretive skills. As a career coach, she is the go-to person for emerging performers and artists in transition. Adria has a passion for eliminating the fear that stands in the way of her clients’ authenticity and success. For the past 20 years, Adria has given master classes and seminars in self-help, excellence and performance skills throughout the world. Adria has been on the faculty at New Jersey City University for the past 10 years. Adria teaches Movement for Actors, Acting for Singers, Speech for Performance, Freedom from Fear and studio voice.

People are Saying

Adria Firestone is a dynamic force of nature. She is well spoken, multi-talented and brilliant at communicating and inspiring an audience, whether the setting is a darkened theater, a student master class, or a professional board room. Her positive attitude and inspiration are infectious. Adria’s passion and generosity for sharing her skills are a special gift.~ John Hoomes, Artistic Director, Nashville Opera

Adria Firestone is out of the ordinary with fire in her soul and a mezzo voice which only comes along once every 10 years. Her voice is powerful, almost torrential, but with a soft color and timbre and an expressive sensuality that explains to me her triumphs in every house incarnating our immortal Carmen. A wild stage beast. (Maddalena, Rigoletto)~ A B C de Sevilla, Spain

Adria Firestone made a glamorous, vocally opulent Amneris (Aida) whose performance peaked in a tour de force judgment scene.~ Opera News, USA
I am speechless! I have often felt as if I’m living someone else’s life. Today, after this seminar, (The Way of Excellence) I truly realized it is my life and I have nothing to regret. Your personal life examples are a great inspiration and I want to hear more.~ Natalya Brook, New Jersey City University


I cannot tell you how beautiful it is to see you continuing to move and inspire people as you have inspired me… Thank you for your vulnerability and for allowing me to see daily how real artistry is sought after, lived, breathed and ultimately released for others. . . . I continue to marvel at your graciousness in success. I thank you for showing that it is more meaningful to raise others to the level to which you aspire than to stand on them as you reach higher.~ Kristin Roach, Coach