Language(s) Spoken: English
BA • Bard College
MM • USC Thornton School of Music
A native of Los Angeles, mezzo-soprano Ariana Stultz received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Bard College and Masters in Music for Vocal Arts and Opera from the USC Thornton School of Music, where she was a student of Elizabeth Hynes.
With a confident stage presence and distinctive tonal quality, she brings the vitality of her singular personality to every role. In the spring she will perform as Ursule in Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict. Ms. Stultz has performed numerous other leading roles, including Hansel in Hansel and Gretel in association with the Hudson Opera Theater, Niña in Golijov’s Ainadamar, covering the role of Antonia at Aspen Music Festival in Bolcom’s A Wedding, Sesto in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, and Ruggiero as a cover role in Handel’s Alcina.
Ms. Stultz is the winner of multiple prestigious awards, including Bard College Music Department’s 2014 Concerto Competition, and the winner of Paul J. Pacini Prize in Music. Most recently she was a recipient of OperaBuffs Scholarship Grant. Ms. Stultz co-founded her own summer choir program in 2013 in Santa Monica, and has also taught and directed student recitals for elementary students whilst at Bard College.