In the 2017/18 Season, Ariana Lucas will join the ensemble of Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.
A native of California, she received her Masters Degree in Voice from San Francisco Conservatory of Music and moved to Germany in 2011 to begin her study of the German repertoire. In the 2012/13 season she was a member of the Luxembourg Opera Studio and began her Wagner studies at Voice Studio München with the renowned German mezzo, Camilla Ueberschaer.
In the 2015/16 season, Ariana Lucas made her German debut as Erda in David Hermann's new production of Das Rheingold in Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe's eagerly anticipated new Ring Cycle conducted by Justin Brown. Her portrayal of Erda received much acclaim, critics noting her seamless vocal technique and outstanding stage presence.
She returned as a frequent guest in the 2016/17 season, reprising the role of Erda and making two role debuts, as Schwertleite in Yuval Sharon's new production of Die Walküre and as Mademoiselle Dangeville in Katharina Thoma's production of Adriana Lecouvreur.
In 2017/18, she will sing 3. Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Gertrude in Romeo et Juliette, and Ute in Die Lustigen Nibelungen, in addition to her previous repertoire. In September 2017, Ariana Lucas will make her debut at the Wuppertaler Bühnen, as Floßhilde in Jay Scheibs new production of Surrogate Cities/Götterdämmerung. Additional repertoire includes, Mistress Quickly in Falstaff, Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, 1. Norn and Waltraute in Götterdämmerung, and Erda in Siegfried.
Ariana Lucas was a recipient of the James H. Schwabacher Memorial Scholarship, the Asya Pleschach Scholarship, the Dorothy Augusta Memorial Music Scholarship and the first place winner of the Bertha Stever / Pascal Mounk Scholarship Competition.
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