Ariana Douglas


Known for her clarion sound and striking presences, Ariana Douglas brings artfulness and insight to numerous operatic characters from standard literature to contemporary. 

Recent and Upcoming: Ms. Douglas has been a member of the Florentine Opera where she recently portrayed the role of Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte. In addition, she was previously a member of their young artists’ studio performing the roles of Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Mrs. Vance in Sister Carrie, Sally in Die Fledermaus and Cugina in Madama Butterfly. This past season she was Guilietta in Les contes d’Hoffmann with Skylight Music Theater and was invited to return to the Glimmerglass Festival to workshop a 2019 world première of Jeanie Tesori’s Blue, helping to create the roles of the Nurse and Girlfriend #1. This fall is she is soloist with the Rockford Symphony in Haydn’s Paukenmesse. In 2016 she was engaged with the festival to cover both Mary Warren and Ann Putnam in The Crucible and returned the following season to cover Clara in Porgy and Bess. This season she is soloist with the Rockford Symphony and soloist cover with Southwest Suburban Symphony; is Daniele in La Susanna by Stradella with Opera Lafayette and Heartbeat Opera; joins Florentine Opera in the 2019-20 season as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro; and is Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld with Madison Opera. 

Ms. Douglas was heard at Operafestival de Roma as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro; sang Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte with Opéra Louisiane and was Magda in La rondine with La Musica Lirica. 

On the concert stage she has soloed with the University of Wisconsin in their presentation of Messiah and was guest soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner’s Te Deum. She also has sung with the Milwaukee Children’s Chorus in Mozart’s Missa brevis and the Requiem with Louisiana State University. 

Ms. Douglas has been honored three-times by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; once as a District Winner for Wisconsin; two-Encouragement Awards as well as the winner of the Josephine L. LiPuma Casa Italia award. 

She has worked under the baton of William Boggs, Michael Borowitz, John DeMain, Francesco Lecce-Chong and Joseph Rescigno. Directors include William Farlow, John Hoomes, Dugg McDonough and Francesca Zambello. 

Ariana Douglas is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received an advance degree in Vocal Performance from Louisiana State University. 

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