Ariana Wehr

Ariana Wehr

Born in Brazil and raised in Batesville, Indiana, soprano Ariana Wehr is in her first season of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. She was seen at WNO as Frasquita in Carmen, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Kahua in Better Gods. In the 2014-15 season, she was an Artist-in-Residence for Pensacola Opera, where she performed the roles of Monica in The Medium, Musetta in La bohe?me, and Edith in The Pirates of Penzance. Other highlights of her 2014-15 season included her debut with DC Public Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, with the Nashville Opera as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and with the Princeton Festival in Porgy and Bess. She also won second place in the 2015 Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition, third place in the 2015 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, and an Encouragement Award from the Guilio Gari Foundation Competition. Other roles performed are Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Le feu and Le rossignol in L'enfant et les sortilèges, Giunone in La Calisto, and Papagena in Die Zauberflo?te (Louisiana State University Opera), First Sheep in Candide (Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre), and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, Germany). A graduate of Louisiana State University (B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance), she was an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera and a Young Artist with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre in 2013.

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