Meet Adria

A creative force and transformation specialist, Adria Firestone has worked with clients around the globe for more than 20 years. Adria is a speaker, certified national trainer and educator, author and coach.

Adria is a leading consultant for presentation skills, and personal and professional development. Adria, on the faculty at New Jersey City University since 2003, is an instructional designer and is writing her fifth book. She creates and presents programs for schools and universities, including Duke University, the National University of Singapore Society, Dubai English-speaking school and Northwestern University.

Adria began her first foray into international business with her performing career. She became an expert in feast or famine finance. She founded and managed a successful construction company and Organizer Bunny for 8 years. Now, Adria's business and organizational skills and internet marketing expertise serve her clients.

Adria enjoyed a long, award-winning career as an opera singer, musical theater performer and actor. Her credits range from her world-renowned Carmen in Bizet’s opera to Family Guy. From Shanghai to the Pacific Rim and from Cairo to Canada, Adria has performed throughout the world.

 

  • A Lifetime on Stage

    Family GUy

    Over 30 years of world travel and award-winning international performance has been such a gift to me. I am so grateful to have reveled in glorious music and loving colleagues.

    From Bizet’s opera Carmen to Family Guy, from Singapore to Kalamazoo, from countless one woman shows on Miami Beach to the Biblical seductress, Dalila in Australia, my life has been an incredible adventure.

    Read Adria’s performance bio here. See reviews and pictures of opera performance here. See reviews and pictures of musical theater performance here.

    Keith Warner (Director, UK) says he wanted someone who could “sing like Maria Callas and act like Meryl Streep”. And in leading lady Adria Firestone, he thinks he has found her.
    Brisbane News, Australia

    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.  And 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.
    Kristen Roach, Coach

     
  • Speaker, Author & Coach

    YATA coverThe Spanish press (ABC de Sevilla) called Adria Firestone, A wild stage beast. Opera News called her, A light in the darkness. Reforma in Mexico City called her, The Queen of the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

    Adria enjoyed a long, award-winning career as an opera singer, musical theater performer and actor. Her credits range from her world-renowned Carmen in Bizet’s opera to Family Guy. From Shanghai to the Pacific Rim and from Cairo to Canada, Adria has performed throughout the world.

    Adria was Dulcinea in The Man of La Mancha, and won the coveted Carbonell Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She received the Olson American Artist of the Year Award and Woman of the Year at the Spoleto Festival in Italy.

    Adria began teaching at NJCU in 2003 in the Music, Dance & Theatre Department. Adria designs and presents programs at schools and universities, including Duke University, the National University of Singapore, Dubai English-speaking school and Northwestern University.

    The same fire that Adria brings to her performances, makes her a powerful speaker and master story teller. She fosters deep transformation for her coaching clients around the globe and is working on her fifth book. She is the go-to guru for presentation skills, strategic communication and personal and professional development.