Abdiel González, baritone

Abdiel González, baritone

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Puerto Rican baritone Abdiel González has been praised for his “rich, lush baritone” and for having a “superb voice, which commanded the stage.” Most recently he had the pleasure of being the Baritone Soloist in Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. He also sang the role of the Traveler in Britten’s Curlew River with Jacaranda as part of the Britten100/LA celebration, and was the Baritone soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Los Robles Master Chorale this past June. Mr. Gonzalez was excited to make his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic last season, soloing in Stravinsky’s Renard under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen. The concert stage has seen him as a soloist in Händel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Fauré’s Requiem, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, Vaughn William’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Five Mystical Songs, Lizst’s Via Crucis, Brahms’ Requiem, and Britten’s War Requiem. He was a first-place winner in the San Diego District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as in the Opera 100 Competition. He recently created the role of Frank Shabata in the world premiere of a new opera, Marie’s Orchard, with Center Stage Opera. Recent engagements included singing the role of Arman Fleuri in the world premiere of Shostakovich’s newly discovered unfinished opera Orango with the Los Angeles Philarmonic under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen.