"In the 2023/24 season, Ai performs with St. Petersburg Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and Seagle Festival. Their roles include Roméo (Roméo et Juliette), Padre Antonio (With Blood With Ink), and Pang (Turandot).
lively... [comedy] written all over him
"Other villains of the misogynist male variety were played by... the lively Ai Ra as the cross-dressing and nearly mustache-twirling Bishop of Puebla. I look forward to seeing him in a comedy one of these days. Acting-wise, he’s got Don Basilio written all over him."
- Parterre Box
In the 2023/24, Ai debuts with Seagle Music Festival and St. Petersburg Opera. They have performed with organizations including Landlocked Opera, MassOpera, Lighthouse Opera Company, Opera in the Ozarks, and Spotlight on Opera.
ROMEO ET JULIETTE
Seagle Festival | July 5 & 7, 2023
Ai is Gounod's titular Roméo in Roméo et Juliette in their debut with Seagle Festival. Performed in Schroon Lake, NY.
WITH BLOOD, WITH INK
Seagle Festival | August 2 &4, 2023
Ai debuts the role of Padre Antonio in Daniel Crozier's With Blood, With Ink at Seagle Festival in Schroon Lake, NY.
Opera Philadelphia | September 22-October 1, 2023
Ai joins Opera Philadelphia in the chorus of Simon Boccanegra, starring Christian Van Horn and Quinn Kelsey.
CALLAS: PAST AND FUTURE
Teatro Nuovo | December 2, 2023
Ai sings in the chorus in their debut with Teatro Nuovo, performing in concert at El Museo del Barrio.
Boston Youth Symphony | January 21, 2024
Ai joins the chorus of this fully staged Norma, performed Harvard's Sanders Theater.
St. Petersburg Opera | March 15-19, 2024
Ai sings Pang in their debut with St. Petersburg Opera in March 2024.
ANNA DI RESBURGO
Edemondo (cover) | June-July 2024
Ai is a resident artist at Teatro Nuovo this summer, covering the principal role Edemondo in the modern premiere of Carolina Uccelli's Anna di Resburgo with performances at Montclair State University and the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center.