Soprano Ava Pine has enjoyed a rich and varied career on both concert and operatic stages, dazzling audience and critics alike with her rewarding vocalism and commitment to character.
Ava first appeared with the Dallas Symphony in 2007 singing the FaurĂ© Requiem, and has returned for performances of Handelâ€™s Messiah, the Mozart Requiem, and multiple seasons of Christmas Pops concerts, which she holds as some of her most joyous musical experiences. Equally gifted in both baroque style and contemporary expression, Ava made both genres the foundation of her operatic career, with notable roles including Anna SĂ¸renson in Silent Night with Fort Worth Opera and Atlanta Opera, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare with Fort Worth Opera and Florentine Opera, the Young Girl in the world premiere of After Life with Music of Remembrance and UrbanArias, and lesser known Handel roles with Boston Baroque. Her most recent collaboration with the group, performing Iphis in Jephtha, was hailed by the Boston Globe for â€śgorgeous lyricism and silvered ornaments,â€ť making â€śthe whole show worth seeing.â€ť
In addition, Ava has performed leading operatic roles with Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Kansas City Lyric Opera, Opera Colorado and Tulsa Opera, among many others. She received a Grammy nomination for her 2011 recording with Ars Lyrica of Houston, singing the title role of Cleopatra in Hasseâ€™s Marcâ€™ Antonio e Cleopatra. She made her European debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as The Angel in the UK premiere of Angels in America, a role she first debuted with Fort Worth Opera. In 2017 Ava left singing as a full-time career and now balances musical performances with her work as a bone marrow transplant nurse for New York-Presbyterian Hospital.