Brazilian-born soprano Ariana Wehr, originally from Batesville, Indiana is a graduate of the
Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program with Washington National Opera. In the 2018-2019 season,
the soprano sang Despina in Cosi fan tutte for Opera in the Heights, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel in a
return to Brava! Opera Theater, a debut with the Naples Philharmonic singing Pulcinella by
Stravinsky, and Micäela in Carmen in a return engagement with Opera Louisiane. Ms. Wehr debuted
the roles of Girlfriend #1/Nurse/Congregant in Blue at The 2019 Glimmerglass Festival to great critical
acclaim, and will reprise the roles at Washington National Opera in 2020 and other engagements TBA. Ariana
will debut with Boston Lyric Opera in the 2020-2021 season in a role and house debut TBA.
In the 2017-2018 season, Ariana was seen as Amy March in Mark Adamo’s Little Women with
Annapolis Opera, and Konstanze in Mozart’s The Abudction from the Seraglio with Brava! Opera
Theater, and she advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
In the 2016-2017 season, the soprano was Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro for Washington
National Opera, as well as Susanna in the Domingo-Cafritz performance of Le Nozze di Figaro.
Additional performances for Washington National Opera included Ms. Holy in the world premiere
of Mohammed Fairouz's The Dictator's Wife, and Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni directed by
In the 2015-2016 season, Ariana was Abigail Williams in Francesca Zambello's production of The
Crucible at The Glimmerglass Festival, Kahua in the world premiere of Better Gods at Washington
National Opera, and Gretel in Washington National Opera's Holiday Opera production of Hansel and
Gretel. She appeared as Frasquita in Washington National Opera's 60th Anniversary season opening
production of Bizet’s Carmen. In 2015, Ms. Wehr made her debut with The National Symphony
Orchestra singing Mozart's "Exsultate Jubliate", covered the Forest Bird in WNO's production of
Siegfried, and covered the role of Musetta in La bohème at the Glimmerglass Festival.
November 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 25 mins
auditions, classical singing, music business
Ariana Wehr, is a Brazilian-born soprano who has sung traditional operatic roles as well as contemporary repertoire. She has performed with Washington National Opera, Opera in the Heights, Brava Opera Theater, Naples Philharmonic, Opera Louisiane, and more. Ariana debuted the roles of Girlfriend #1/Nurse/Congregant in Blue at The 2019 Glimmerglass Festival and will reprise the roles at Washington National Opera in 2020. She also recently completed her MBA and we’ll talk about that beautiful intersection of music and business as well. I hope you enjoy this episode with the wonderful Ariana Wehr! Find out more about her at http://www.arianawehrsoprano.com/.