CHORUS

click image to go back

Mission Opera Logo v7.png
Aaron Ball

Baritone

Hailed as "a master of declamation and interpretation... a wonderful voice with enumerable vocal shadings... and flexibility of expression," (Sharon Mabry, Journal of Singing; author, Exploring Twentieth Century Vocal Music), Aaron's career highlights include many premieres.


Aaron has appeared in leading and principal roles with Long Beach Opera, Pacific Lyric Opera, Mission Opera, Independent Opera Company, Lyric Opera of Orange County, the Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra, the Valley Chamber Ensembles, and as soloist at Carnegie Hall; his signature roles include Don Giovanni, Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Papageno, Escamillo, Falke, Sweeney Todd, Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), and Mr. Gobineau (The Medium).


Aaron’s motion picture screen debut was in Charles B. Pierce’s blockbuster hit The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972). An accomplished audiobook narrator, Aaron’s most recent audiobook project – a narration of Lyle Blackburn’s best-selling The Beast of Boggy Creek – The True Story of the Fouke Monster, a book about Pierce’s landmark film and the legendary creature that inspired it, was published by Beacon Audiobooks in 2022 and is currently available on Amazon and Audible, with Blackburn’s follow-up book seeing a mid-fall release.

Aaron serves as principal and creative director for his company Command virFormance offering performing arts organizations solutions for digital delivery of performance content as well as production design for opera including projection design and implementation of digital sets, animations, and video production/direction.


In 2020, Aaron created and directed through CvF the trailer for client Mission Opera’s electrifying filmed version of Menotti’s The Medium, in which Aaron also performed the role of Mr. Gobineau alongside Metropolitan Opera veteran Janet Hopkins. In June of 2021, the trailer for this production won Aaron, his company, and his client the 42nd annual Telly award for Excellence in Non-Broadcast, Non-Profit Video Promotion.


Widely sought after as a coach and consultant for the performing arts, Aaron serves on the board of directors for Independent Opera Company in Los Angeles, as an advisory board member for Mission Opera in Santa Clarita, CA, and as a Mission Opera company trustee member of Opera America.


Aaron serves on voice faculty at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and holds his BM and MM in vocal performance from California State University, Northridge. He currently resides in Deerfield Beach, FL where he maintains a private voice studio.