ARIANNA ZUKERMAN (soprano), equally in demand for opera and concert performances, is becoming known throughout the world for her intense musicality, her vivid stage acumen and her rich, lyric voice. In the 2002-2003 season, Ms. Zukerman sang Pamina in The Magic Flute for Chattanooga Opera (Bernhardt), a highly acclaimed Governess in The Turn of the Screw for Chicago Opera Theater (Glover), Barbarina in Lisbon with Lawrence Foster, and created the role of Nizza in the world premiere of Donizetti's long-lost opera Elisabeth (Crutchfield) at the Caramoor Music Festival. Upcoming opera repertoire includes Marzelline in a concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio with the Minnesota Orchestra (Litton), Mozart arias with the Rochester Philharmonic (Seaman), Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro for the Cedar Rapids Opera and Despina in Così fan tutte at Arizona Opera. She has appeared three times with the Berkshire Opera Company: first as Barbarina in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, a second time as Anna Gomez in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul, which she recorded with the company (the first complete recording of that opera), and again, to sing Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni. Ms. Zukerman sang her first Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Illinois and returned there to sing Nanetta in Verdi's Falstaff. She created the role of Wilma in a new opera by Jean-Michel Damase, Ochelata's Wedding given its premiere at the OK Mozart Festival in Oklahoma. As a member of the young artist program at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, she sang Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, and der Taumännchen in Hänsel und Gretel as well as covering the roles of Marzelline in Fidelio (Mehta), and Ginevra in Handel's Ariodante (Bolton).

Equally comfortable in repertoire from Handel and Mozart to Stephen Sondheim, Ms. Zukerman has sung with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Polochik), the English Symphony Orchestra (Boughton), Eos Orchestra (Sheffer), the Israel Philharmonic (Bolton), the Moscow Chamber Orchestra (Orbelian), the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Zukerman/Boughton), the National Symphony Orchestra (Abel), the New York Chamber Symphony (Schwartz), the Orchestra of the State of Transylvania (Worby), the Pasadena Pops (Worby), the Pittsburgh Symphony (Zukerman), the Seattle Symphony (Schwartz), and the Winterthur Musikkollegium (Zukerman). This season, she makes her debuts with the Colorado Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Cathedral Choral Society in Washington, D.C., as well as a return engagement with the Eos Orchestra in New York City. In addition, she sings her first Verdi Requiem at the new Mondavi Center at the University of California/Davis campus.

Ms. Zukerman has performed critically acclaimed solo recitals in the U.S. and Europe, with pianists Steven Blier, Mikael Eliasen, Rachelle Jonck, Ken Noda and Brian Zeger. With her mother, flutist Eugenia Zukerman, she appears regularly in duo recital, including performances in Maryland and at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and in New York City. In 2001 they premiered a piece by Libby Larson for soprano, flute and chamber orchestra, Notes Slipped Under the Door, with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra. An accomplished chamber musician, Ms. Zukerman also appears regularly at the Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, and the Caramoor Festival. Chamber music highlights in the current season include a tribute to Kenneth Koch at the Miller Theatre in New York City and "Ned Rorem at 80: a Birthday Celebration" at Carnegie's Weill recital hall.

Ms. Zukerman studied theater at Brown University and received a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School. Her website, www.ariannazukerman.com contains photographs, reviews, and her current performing schedule. Ms. Zukerman is the winner of a 2002 Sullivan Foundation Award.

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