Hailed as “simply exquisite,” (Fanfare Magazine), soprano Ariel Pisturino is an alumna of the University of Southern California, Northern Arizona University, OperaWorks and the Russian Opera Workshop. She made her professional debut in 2010 with Long Beach Opera as Nancy T’ang in Adam’s Nixon in China. She has performed roles such as: Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Micaëla (Carmen), Despina (COVID fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Leonora (Il Trovatore) and Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte). Pisturino created the role of Laurie on Delos Records’ recording of “Home is a Harbor,” a new opera by Mark Abel, released in 2016. Also with Delos Records, she recorded a song cycle on the album “Terrain of the Heart.” She performed in The Industry’s critically-acclaimed production of HOPSCOTCH, deemed a “mobile opera” by the Los Angeles and New York Times. She has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Pacific Opera Project, Long Beach Opera, The Industry, Martinez Opera, Redlands Opera Theater and the Southern Illinois Music Festival. She made her Kennedy Center debut in November 2019 singing a new opera, Three Paderewskis by composer Jenni Brandon. She recently sang the role of Despina with Pacific Opera Project’s new production, COVID fan tutte. in November of 2020 in one of the first drive-in operas of the pandemic, and reprised the role in July 2021 for the Southern Illinois Music Festival. Most recently, she sang a baroque concert inspired by the four elements at the Berkeley Early Music Festival in June 2022, she sang the role of Social Worker in the new opera, Veteran’s Journey by Ken Wells, performed at UCLA in July 2022, and she reprised the role of Leonora (Il Trovatore) and deputed the role of Third Norn (Götterdämmerung) with New York Dramatic Voices. She will be reprising the role of Second Lady in Pacific Opera Project’s Die Zauberflöte (Superflute) for the spring of 2023. www.arielpisturino.com. MIA Artists Management. Ms. Pisturino is the head voice teacher at Chaffey College and the Head of Vocal Studies at the University of La Verne.