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Gabriel Preisser

Baritone

Praised for his “matinee idol charm and charisma,” “a beautiful, luscious baritone,” and “a compelling, commanding stage presence” by publications such as Opera News, the Star Tribune, and the Houston Chronicle, Gabriel Preisser received rave reviews once again for his performance of Lt. Gordon in the world-première of Kevin Putz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night with Minnesota Opera. He then took his portrayal of Lt. Gordon to Opera Philadelphia and most recently, Cincinnati Opera in 2014.

Jun
2015

Jun-12
to
Jun-20
Putting It Together
Man #2
Skylark Opera
St Paul, MN
Jul
2015

Jul-11
Mostly Mozart: The Common Man
Baritone Soloist
Colorado Symphony
Denver, CO
Aug
2015

Aug-21
to
Aug-23
Le Nozze di Figaro
Figaro
Bellevue City Opera
Bellevue, WA
Sep
2015

Sep-26
to
Sep-27
The Music Man in Concert
Harold Hill
Colorado Symphony
Denver, CO
Oct
2015

Oct-02
Belshazzar’s Feast
Baritone
Canterbury Chorale
Oklahoma City, OK
Nov
2015

Nov-08
Don Pasquale
Malatesta
Teatro Pedro
Brazil
Nov-20
to
Nov-28
Brigadoon
Tommy
Gulf Shore Opera
Naples, FL
Feb
2016

Feb-19
to
Feb-21
Così fan tutte
Guglielmo
Opera Tampa
Tampa, FL
Mar
2016

Mar-11
to
Mar-11
La traviata
Marchese
Opera Tampa
Tampa, FL
Apr
2016

Apr-08
to
Apr-10
Don Giovanni
Masetto
Opera Tampa
Tampa, FL
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…mellifluous baritone…
 Carousel   “Gabriel Preisser makes an ideal Billy Bigelow. He is sexy and passionate, but rough and brutish as well. He also has a mellifluous baritone that makes the most of his extended “Soliloquy.” – Star Tribune
…consistently charismatic…
 The Fantasticks  “As the narrator and prospective seducer of the female lead, Gabriel Preisser is consistently charismatic and has a beautiful baritone voice. – Pioneer Music 
…combined charismatic energy and timbral allure…
 Les mamelles de Tirésias/Mahagonny Songspiel  “As Bobby and the Husband, baritone Gabriel Preisser combined charismatic energy and timbral allure. – Opera News 
…brings a charm and urgency…
 Pagliacci  “While his role as Silvio, Nedda’s lover, is brief – and doomed – Gabriel Preisser brings a charm and urgency to it.  Who wouldn’t want to run away with him? – Naples Daily News 
…young baritone was wonderful…
 Silent Night  “The young baritone Gabriel Preisser was wonderful as Lieutenant Gordon, a valiant and questioning Scottish officer.” New York Times 
…excellent acting skills…
 Die Fledermaus  “Gabriel Preisser’s warm, rich voice was enhanced by his excellent acting skills. His very comfortable stage presence made him a believable Dr. Falke (the perpetrator of the revenge plot), and we rooted for him to succeed in snaring assorted characters into his net.”– El Paso Times 
…impeccably sung…
 La bohème   “Gabriel Preisser’s Schaunard was impeccably sung and flawlessly acted and the whole principle ensemble worked wonderfully together, both in playful high-jinks and in the final scene, where subdued yet aching grief was beautifully conveyed by everyone.” Monterey County Herald
Praised for his “matinee idol charm and charisma,” “a beautiful, luscious baritone,” and “a compelling, commanding stage presence” by publications such as Opera News, the Star Tribune, and the Houston Chronicle, Gabriel Preisser received rave reviews once again for his performance of Lt. Gordon in the world-première of Kevin Putz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night with Minnesota Opera. He then took his portrayal of Lt. Gordon to Opera Philadelphia and most recently, Cincinnati Opera in 2014.

This season, he sings Harold Hill in The Music Man at Colorado Symphony; Malatesta in Don Pasquale with Associação Minaz de Cultura in Brazil; Tommy in Brigadoon with Gulf Shore Opera, Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte, Marchese in La traviata, and Masetto in Don Giovanni at Opera Tampa. He also appears in concert singing Belshazaar’s Feast with Canterbury Chorale. Next season, he makes his début with Michigan Opera Theatre.

Highlights of recent seasons include Falke in Die Fledemaus with Minnesota Orchestra, Silvio in Pagliacci with Opera Naples, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with St. Petersburg Opera, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Shreveport Opera, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti with Florida Opera Theatre, Baron Douphol in La traviata with Orlando Philharmonic, Carmina Burana with the Gulf Coast Symphony, Händel’s Messiah with the Orlando Messiah Society, Billy Bigelow in Carousel with Minnesota Orchestra, Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen with Lyric Opera of the North, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with St. Petersburg Opera, Farmer Bean in Tobias Picker’s Mr. Fantastic Fox with San Antonio Opera and Odyssey Opera in Boston, Sciarraone in Tosca with Orlando Philharmonic, Angelotti/Jailor in Tosca with Colorado Symphony and Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro at City Opera/Ballet Bellevue, and a double bill as Le Mari in Poulenc’s surrealist two-act opéra bouffe Les mamelles de Tirésias and Bobby in Weill’s scenic cantata Mahagonny-Songspiel with Opera Parallèle.

Mr. Preisser has garnered a reputation for his dynamic interpretations of several new works including the title role in Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry, Tom Joad in Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, and Riolobo in Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at the Moores Opera Center; Antonio in Hagen’s New York Stories at Kentucky Opera; John Brooke in Adamo’s Little Women and Shoe Salesman/Puppet in Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, both at Pensacola Opera; and several recitals throughout the United States with music by Charles Ives, Brahms, Ravel, Villa-Lobos, and others.

Mr. Preisser has demonstrated comfort and expertise on stages of all types with an expansive repertoire of opera and musical theater roles including Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Prince Ottokar in Der Freischütz, Danilo in The Merry Widow, the title role in Don Giovanni, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Achille in Giulio Cesare, Ubalde in Lully’s Armide, Pooh-bah in The Mikado, Mars in Orpheus in the Underworld, Don Quixote in Man of  la Mancha, Larry Foreman in The Cradle Will Rock, Bob Baker in Bernstein’s Wonderful Town, and Albert in Werther with such companies as Minnesota Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Pensacola Opera, Kentucky Opera, Skylark Opera, and others.  Opera News made note of his “beautifully sung and beautifully portrayed” Yamadori for Kentucky Opera’s Madama Butterfly and his performance of Masetto in Don Giovanni at Utah Festival Opera was played “with a delicious mixture of jealous outrage and bewilderment… commanding the spotlight with vocal talent.”

Mr. Preisser was a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, Kentucky Opera, and Pensacola Opera and an Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera.  In the competition circuit, he has been honored as a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and won the American finals of the International Lirico Concorso Competition this past summer.  Mr. Preisser graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with Bachelor of Music degrees in Voice Performance and Commercial Music and earned a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Houston.

 

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