American soprano Adina Aaron made her role debut debut as Forza-Leonora in Olivier Py’s new staging of Verdi’s opera at the Cologne opera.
Upcoming projects will be Tosca at Staatsoper Stuttgart and Aida at Aalto Theater Essen.
Adina Aaron is considered one of the most gifted young sopranos to have emerged in the last few years. She is now very much in demand both in the US and in Europe as her busy schedule shows: she received rave public and critical reviews for her Aida at Savonlinna Festival in Finland (July 2008) and for her Aida in Marseille (December 2009) – she was hailed as being one of the most convincing Aida of today (Opera Magazine).The success was such that it led her to appear in April 2009 as soprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem in Marseille with a superb cast including Dolora Zajick, Giuseppe Gipali, Carlo Colombara and Maestro Pinchas Steinberg and to being hired by the Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, in April 2010 for the lead role of Treemonisha.
She has also been praised for her Mimi in La Bohème in Tel Aviv (March 2009) and for Elisabetta in Don Carlo (September-November) which opened her 2008 / 2009 season.
2009/2010 Adina Aaron appeared in: Tosca at Salerno Festival in France (July 2009), for the first time as Alice Ford in Falstaff (October 2009), as Amelia in Ballo in Maschera (December 2009). She sang Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder in Hartford, in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and in Knoxville Summer of 1915 with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. She also performed in Il Trovatore in Marseille (November 2010), Montreal and Avignon (2011/12). Upcoming engagements include Forza del Destino in Cologne, Aida in Essen and Cologne, Wagern’s Wesendonck Lieder and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde in Seattle, Tosca in Stuttgart and Cologne an The Last Days of a Condemned Man in Avignon.
2008/2009 she performed Liu in the USA, and in May 2008 she made a successful debut in Germany as Amelia in a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera in Erfurt. 2007 / 2008 she sang in Il Trovatore at the Anchorage Opera, gave a concert performance at the Acropolis in Nice and at the Salle Gaveau in Paris on the occasion of its 100 years anniversary (broadcasted), and a concert of highlights from Der Rosenkavalier with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.