Ariana Lucas, a native of California, now resident in Southern Germany, enjoyed a successful performing career as a teenager, studying at the Pease Conservatory of Music and the Visual and Performing Arts Center of Sacramento. Whilst still at High School, she became the youngest ever contributor to th California State University of Sacramento’s Opera Theater.
She continued her studies, on a scholarship, at the Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute before completing her training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she was the James H. Schwabacher Memorial Scholar.
In the 2012/13 season, Ariana Lucas attended the Centre d’Opera, Luxembourg.
Ariana Lucas initially trained as a soprano, but moved into the mezzo and contralto repertoire in 2013, the same year she commenced study with the renowned German mezzo, Camilla Ueberschaer.
Further awards include: the Bertha Stever / Pascal Mounk Scholarship; the Asya Pleschach
Scholarship and the Dorothy Augusta Memorial Music Scholarship.
Her repertoire includes: Auntie (Peter Grimes); Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte); Erda (Das
Rheingold); Erste Norn (Götterdämmerung) Ježibaba (Rusalka); Lucretia (The Rape of
Lucretia); Mary (Die Fliegender Holländer); Maddalena (Rigoletto); Mistress Quickly
(Falstaff); and Mother (Hänsel und Gretel).
Ariana Lucas will sing Elayne in the German premiere of Knight Crew by Julian Phillips, and will make her professional major house debut at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe as Erda in July 2016.
© Ariana Lucas