Hailed as "a master of declamation and interpretation... a wonderful voice with enumerable vocal shadings... and flexibility of expression," (Sharon Mabry, Journal of Singing; author, Exploring
Twentieth Century Vocal Music), award-winning singer and producer Aaron Ball enjoys many career highlights.
Aaron has appeared in leading and principal roles with Long Beach Opera, Pacific Lyric Opera, Mission Opera, Independent Opera Company, Lyric Opera of Orange County, Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra, Valley Chamber Ensembles, and as soloist at Carnegie Hall; his signature roles include Don Giovanni, Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Papageno, Escamillo, Falke, and Sweeney Todd, among others.
Aaron serves as founding principal and creative director for his award-winning company Command virFormance offering performing arts organizations solutions for digital delivery of performance content as well as
production design for opera including projection design and implementation of digital sets, animations, and video production/direction.
Widely sought after as a coach and consultant for the performing arts, 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 a national winner (3rd place) of the 2023 Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award division of The American Prize competitions for outstanding male vocalist in opera or art song and serves on voice faculty at NOVA Southeastern University and Broward College in Fort Lauderdale. He holds his BM and MM in vocal performance from California State University, Northridge.
Aaron currently resides in Deerfield Beach, FL where he maintains a private voice studio.
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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