JAMES MOFFETT, Composer (1975-2019)
The Lavender Fields
Songs About Living with Cancer
Canadian composer, James Moffett, wrote a beautiful song cycle for Ariana with his own compelling original poetry about his journey with Cancer.
Debut performances were given in Toronto and in New York City at Opera America.
Additional presentation at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
CONSTANTINE CARAVASSILIS, Composer
Ariana's ongoing collaboration with Greek Canadian composer Constantine Caravassilis has included three song cycles written expressly for her.
Sprig of Myrtle - SONG CYCLE for voice and piano - in ancient Greek on the poetry of Archilohus part of Ariana's repertoire for the BBC CARDIFF SINGER OF THE WORLD - Song Competition 2005
Sappho de Mytilene - SONG CYCLE for mezzo soprano, piano and flute - in French based on the poetry of Sappho winning the prestigious Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Composition 2010.
Five Duban Songs - SONG CYCLE for mezzo soprano and chamber orchestra in English on poetry by American author Jeffrey Duban, debuted in Estonia with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra in 2018
ROBERT PATERSON, Composer
A Child Possessed - The Opera
Ariana joined a wonderful cast to collaborate with Robert Paterson on his two-act opera "A Child Possessed". She sings the role of Miss Paumelle in this beautifully haunting new work.
JONATHAN DAWE, Composer
Nero and the Fall of Lehman Brothers
Ariana created the role of Agrippina in this pertinent and engaging opera, about the financial crisis of 2008, which was debuted at The Italian Academy, New York City, December 2016.
Cosi faran tutti
Ariana was Dorabella in Jonathan Dawe’s new opera (concept sequel to Mozart's Cosi fan tutte) which premiered at The Italian Academy, New York City, December 2012.
Ryan McAdams, Conductor