Hailed by The New York Times as possessing “a deep reservoir of expressive devices” and the Los Angeles Times as “dramatically and gratifyingly juicy,” soprano Justine Aronson employs artistic and technical versatility to create passionate performances. Her interpretations have captured the attention of those producing new music, earning her premiers of works by composers including David Lang, William Kraft, Daron Hagen, Christopher Cerrone, Aaron Jay Kernis, Thomas Pasatieri, Fred Hersch, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Nicholas Deyoe, and Andrew McIntosh. Specializing in baroque and contemporary repertoires, Ms. Aronson has appeared in concert as a soloist with The New York Festival of Song, The Lucerne Festival Academy, The Bard Music Festival, The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Brightwork New Music, Princeton Pro Musica, Reno Kantorei, The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, and the Los Angeles-based modern music collective wild Up, among others. She is equally at home with traditional repertoire, portraying roles including Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Despina (Così fan tutte), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Monica (The Medium), Nuria in Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar, and Yniold (Pelléas et Mélisande).
Ms. Aronson’s 2017 season includes projects with Yuval Sharon and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, experimental opera company The Industry, the Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, Soundwaves Music Festival, the Mirror Visions Ensemble, the Brooklyn Art Song Society. She will also record the music of Daron Hagen with Lyric Festival of Philadelphia, and the music of Christopher Cerrone with wild Up She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she makes a home with her fiancé, pianist Richard Valitutto, and their two dogs, Hennie and Dingo.