Critical Acclaim

“Teutile…brilliantly sung by a young soprano, Courtney Huffman, just entering the professional arena, is treated as a supercilious young starlet…She sings and steals the stage…I hope opera talent scouts were on hand…”

Mark Swed
The Los Angeles Times
Review of Long Beach Opera’s ‘Motezuma’

“Huffman has a Barbie doll look, but she sings with the kind of speed and intricacy that made Baroque opera as much athletic event as art.”

John Farrell
The Daily Breeze
Review of Long Beach Opera’s ‘Motezuma’

“There were a couple of discoveries in the cast as well. Courtney Huffman, a recent contest winner, has a bright, clear soprano and her spoiled, petulant Aztec princess had the right exaggerated comic tone.”

Jim Ruggirello
Gazettes
Review of Long Beach Opera’s ‘Motezuma’

“The cast brought enough energy and conviction to their respective roles that they made the space work. Courtney Huffman was captivating as Teutile, the willful blonde-bimbo-daughter of Motezuma and Mitrena. Her silvery, flexible soprano sparkled through the coloratura passages. Ms. Huffman’s delightful presence swept us along the emotional roller coaster of a princess in love with the guy from the wrong side of the tracks, a princess who faces sacrificing herself to appease the gods and restore Motezuma’s honor. She and Peabody Southwell, who sang the pants role of Ramiro, created an alluring, rocky romance, playful and passionate, with its share of tantrums and rolling around to make up.”

Wendy Kikkert
The Beverly Hills Outlook
Review of Long Beach Opera’s ‘Motezuma’

“The talent of Courtney Huffman as Violetta Velery was superb…Emotion and compassion sprang from [her] voice. And [she] truly touched the audience with the sincerity evident in [her] facial expressions.”

Jo Anne Disney
The San Gabriel Valley Weekly

“Courtney…is a wonderful actress with a remarkably beautiful voice.  She nearly had me sobbing with emotion at every rehearsal.  We are getting her at the beginning of her career and I’m sure that we will be able to brag about having her in our production in years to come.”

Wendy Kikkert
Director of Intimate Opera Company
Commenting on Ms. Huffman as Violetta in Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’

“Good agility…dramatic, but flexible…excellent legato…especially effective in the fiery and dramatic…a terrific performer and…a wonderful talent.”

Nancy Walker
Voice professor at UNCG School of Music

“Lovely, vibrant sound…excellent artistry…excellent communication…nice sensitivity to styles…very musical and talented.”

Margaret Dehning
Voice professor at Chapman University

“Excellent musicianship…beautiful and well-balanced top voice…very strong artistry and communication.”

Katharin Rundus
singer and instructor at CSU Long Beach



The Artist

Soprano Courtney Huffman is recognized as a singer of exceptional artistry and versatility. She has a passion for opera as well as the recital stage and already has an impressive resume of roles and repertoire.
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The Acclaim

“Teutile…brilliantly sung by a young soprano, Courtney Huffman, just entering the professional arena, is treated as a supercilious young starlet…She sings and steals the stage…I hope opera talent scouts were on hand…”
-- Mark Swed, LA Times
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