Arianna Paz, a junior from Long Island, New York, is concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology with a secondary in Music. A proud member of the Board of Harvard College Opera, she is thrilled to be singing Adele in Die Fledermaus.
Die Fledermaus marks Arianna’s third production with HCO, having performed the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and covered the role of Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress. Other performances at Harvard include The Pirates of Penzance; or, the Slave of Duty (Mabel), Ruddigore; or, the Witch’s Curse (Rose Maybud), H.M.S. Pinnafore; or, the Lass That Loved a Sailor (Cousin Hebe), and Into the Woods (Cinderella). She is also on the board of the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and is a member of Harvard’s oldest all-female a cappella group, The Radcliffe Pitches. This past summer, she studied in Valencia, Spain as a student of the Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive. Arianna was also a participant in master classes with Anna Gasteyer and Laura Osnes. Other favorite theatre credits include Les Miserables (Cosette), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt), Side Show (Daisy Hilton),Barnum (Jenny Lind), Once Upon a Mattress (Winnifred), The Wedding Singer (Julia), and Legally Blonde (Paulette). Prior to Harvard, Arianna had studied at the CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory summer program in New York City, worked as a classical voice intern at the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, and performed in numerous cabaret shows at the Metropolitan Room in New York City.