A musical theater classical crossover actress, bridging the high notes of prima donna Carlotta and the clueless diva Lena Lamont, Arianna enjoys playing characters of a commanding presence. In the vein of sopranos Barbara Cook, Madeline Kahn, and Judy Kaye, she effortlessly sings the high F’s of the Queen of the Night’s "Vengeance Aria" one moment, and belts Jason Robert Brown’s "Surabaya Santa" the next.
Arianna made her professional debut at 16 as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance." Her early years in California included opening for such luminaries as The Drifters, sharing the bill with Josh Groban at the Millenium Biltmore in Los Angeles, and creating her own solo cabaret show.
In 2004, Arianna was invited to study classical voice in Milan, Italy at the Scuola Musicale di Milano, where she studied intensively with Maestros from La Scala Opera House. From there, it was on to the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival at the Buxton Opera House, England, where she performed the title role of "Patience," and coached with legendary soprano Valerie Masterson to reprise her role as Mabel in a concert performance (produced by the Festival) of "Pirates of Penzance".
In a unique creative adventure, Arianna developed the character of "Lady Aria Phantasy" for the 2014 New York Ponycon (think Comic Con for fans of My Little Pony) and returned to perform full concerts as Lady Aria three years in a row. She particularly enjoyed engaging and connecting with fans who traveled from across the nation. She also lent her voice to multiple musical collaborations within the Brony community.
Arianna has recently been seen as part of Feinstein/54 Below’s Second Act Series, barking as "Asta" for Barry Bostwick’s Nick Charles in the "Nick and Nora" reunion concert with Joanna Gleason and Christopher Sarandon, as well as performing in concert versions of "Henry, Sweet Henry," "Madameoiselle Colombe," and "Nunsense."
Arianna currently lives in New York City.