Arianna Zukerman, (B.M. The Juilliard School) graduate studies, Manhattan School of Music, studies in Theatre Arts, Brown University, Chautauqua Institution Voice Program, Junges Ensemble, Bavarian State Opera, Sullivan Foundation Award Winner. Teaches private voice lessons with expertise in Italian, German, French and English diction.
Possessing a luminous voice with "the breadth of dramatic inflection to make for a powerfully effective performance" (Opera), soprano Arianna Zukerman is equally in demand for opera and concert performances. The Washington Post observes "Arianna Zukerman possesses a remarkable voice that combines the range, warmth and facility of a Rossini mezzo with shimmering, round high notes and exquisite pianissimos that would make any soprano jealous."
Ms. Zukerman’s extensive international concert career includes upcoming performances with the American Bach Soloists, the National Philharmonic and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada. She has sung internationally with such esteemed conductors as Lawrence Foster, Marin Alsop, Will Crutchfield, Andrew Litton, James Levine, Rossen Milanov, Charles Dutoit, Ivor Bolton, Raymond Leppard, Leonard Slatkin, Constantine Orbelian, Jane Glover and Pinchas Zukerman among others. She will reprise the role of the Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia (her third appearance in the same production) under Maestro Lorin Maazel when the maestro brings his Chateauville Foundation production to the University of California at Berkeley at Zellerbach Hall. Some of her other successes in operatic repertoire include her debut with the New York City Opera in Mark Adamo’s Lysistrata; with Arizona Opera as Despina in Così fan tutte; singing the Governess in The Turn of the Screw with Chicago Opera Theater; First Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Opera Lyra Ottawa, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Micaëla in Carmen with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Vail Valley Music Festival; Marzelline in Fidelio with the Minnesota Orchestra; Nizza in the world premiere of Donizetti’s Elisabeth; and Wilma in the world premiere of Jean-Michel Damase’s Ochelata’s Wedding at the OK Mozart Festival.
Ms Zukerman is an accomplished chamber musician and enjoys ongoing collaborations with the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the West Branch International Music Festival and Academy where she also serves on the faculty, as well as with renowned chamber players like pianist, Navah Perlman, violinist, Daniel Hope and the Miami String Quartet.
Ms. Zukerman has taught master classes at Kent State (OH), University of Southern Missouri, University of Montevallo (AL), St. Alban’s School (DC) and was a member of the Jury of the American Traditions Competition, in Savannah, GA, 2005. Looking for new ways to bring the arts to new generations and audiences, Ms. Zukerman is
also the voice and co-creator of an application for the iPhone called “myDIVA”.
Ms. Zukerman has taught private voice lessons in New York City and Washington, DC since 2001 and has been on the faculty at CUA since 2008.