Breaking a sound barrier at the Met

Soprano Audrey Luna hits A above high C, believed to be the highest note ever sung onstage at the Metropolitan Opera, in Thomas Adès’ “The Exterminating Angel.”

“It lasts just a split second. It’s over too quickly to summon the dogs of the Upper West Side or to break any nearby windows,” The New York Times’ Zachary Woolfe writes of Luna cracking a “stave-ceiling”:

Following the link, you can hear (or perhaps feel in the fillings of your teeth) Luna hitting the new high, as well as several other singers aloft in the coloratura stratosphere.

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