Aria M. Mason
Co-founder | Production Director |
Ms. Mason, co-founder and board member of OperaCreole, sang Rosalia in our 2017 production of La Flamenca. She sang the leading role of Madame DiNoyan in our production of Minette Fontaine.
Ms. Mason was recently featured on "Le Grand Tour" a documentary for French TV, has been seen and heard on C-Span, EWTN, WLAE-TV, WWL-TV, and has performed in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, France, and Rome, Italy, in addition to her native city of New Orleans and locales in the Gulf Coast.
The mezzo-soprano is a member of the nationally acclaimed New Orleans Opera Chorus, and was recently featured in the role of Annie in the 2010 production of the Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess." She previously served as choral director and director of music ministry at Our Lady of the Rosary Church.
Ms. Mason is a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she studied voice with Regina McConnell. She received bachelor degrees in History and Music, and was the recipient of the Student Activities Award. At CUA, she was featured in the role of Second Lady in a production of Die Zauberflote, and was in productions of La Traviata and The Tender Land. She is also an alumna of Benjamin Franklin High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. She has been a featured soloist in works by Mozart and Bach at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis, King of France in New Orleans, and has been featured in concert and recital around the Gulf South.
Aria has continued to show her commitment to the renaissance of the New Orleans community. Through her work on the inaugural faculty at Morris Jeff Community School (and past service as a founding member of City Year Louisiana and as the New Orleans Outreach Coordinator at S.J. Green and Arthur Ashe Charter Schools), she has demonstrated her commitment to work toward providing greater opportunities for success for the next generation of New Orleanians. She also owns an online boutique: Belle Lafaye: Creations by Aria.
Listen to audio clips of Ms. Mason at http://www.ariamason.com.