Hailed as "a master of declamation and interpretation... a wonderful voice with enumerable vocal shadings... and flexibility of expression," (Sharon Mabry, author of Exploring Twentieth Century Vocal Music), internationally- recognized baritone Aaron Ball’s signature roles include Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Figaro, Escamillo, Falke, and Sweeney Todd, among others.
Aaron serves as principal and creative director for his multiple award-winning company Command virFormance offering performing arts organizations solutions for digital delivery of performance content as well as production design for opera including projections, animation, and video production/direction.
As a performing arts coach and consultant, Aaron serves on the board of directors for Independent Opera Company in Los Angeles, as an advisory board member for Mission Opera in Santa Clarita, CA, and as a Mission Opera company trustee member of Opera America.
Aaron is the recipient of multiple international awards, most notably the prestigious American Prize for remote production for his creative work on Mission Opera’s production of Menotti’s opera “The Medium,” which also won Aaron and his company the 42nd annual Telly award for excellence in non-profit organization promotion, and third place in the 2023 Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards in vocal performance for his powerful interpretation of composer Lori Laitman’s Holocaust-themed song cycle “The Seed of Dream” with Independent Opera Company (a second place winner of The American Prize).
Aaron is on voice faculty at both NOVA Southeastern University and Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and holds his MM in vocal performance from California State University, Northridge.
I am thrilled to have made my role debut as Lord Capulet (Juliette’s father) in Lyric Opera of Orange County’s production of Gounod’s sublime “Roméo et Juliette at The Barclay Theatre in Irvine, CA on March 3, 2023! What a spectacular production!
I am honored to have been selected as a national winner (3rd place) of the 2023 Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award as part of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts!
The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years.
The Prize recognizes and rewards the best performances by classically trained vocalists in America.
You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize
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