ARIANNA PAZ

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Arianna Paz, a senior from Long Island, New York, is concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology with a secondary in Music. The Vice President of Harvard College Opera, she is thrilled to be singing the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon. Cendrillon marks Arianna’s fourth and final production with HCO, having performed the roles of Adele in Die Fledermaus and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and covered the role of Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress. Other performances at Harvard include The Yeomen of the Guard; or, The Merryman and His Maid (Pheobe Meryll), 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 the secretary of the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players, a member of the Harvard University Choir, and the president of Harvard’s oldest treble a cappella group, The Radcliffe Pitches. She is an alumna of the Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive in Valencia, Spain, as well as a participant in OFA master classes with Anna Gasteyer, Laura Osnes, and Min Kahng. Currently, she is writing her senior thesis with the Evolutionary Psychology Lab at Harvard, where she is investigating form and function relationships in human song. 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). Before arriving at Harvard, Arianna 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.