Tenor Aaren Rivard originally hails from Portland, ME. During his 2018-19 season with Opera Colorado, Rivard has performed Gastone in La Traviata, Romeo in a touring production of Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet, and the Witch in the touring production of Hansel and Gretel. Additionally, he covered Alfredo in La Traviata. Upcoming engagements include joining Central City Opera as a 2019 Studio Artist, as well as premiering the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Wichita Grand Opera. Rivard has previously sung with companies and symphonies including Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Maine, Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, and the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Rivard received degrees from the University of Southern Maine and Wichita State University.

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