loading site...
Gideon Dabi
baritone

News

July 25, 2016Sarasota Opera: The Return!I'm so thrilled to finally be able to announce that I will be returning to Sarasota Opera to sing Malatesta in Donizetti's Don Pasquale! Ticket information and dates can be found under the Calendar section....read more
November 9, 2015Sarasota Opera "season starts with a winner" - Herald TribuneThe reviews for our production of La Boheme at Sarasota Opera are in and they are glowing! The Observer says, "Gideon Dabi as Schaunard...rounded out the quartet of Bohemians with focused sounds and characterizations." Don't miss it! Ticket information available under the 'Calendar' section of this site....read more
September 18, 2015Flying South for the Fall!Well, it's off to Sarasota, Florida, for the next month and a half to sing Schaunard. This is my fifth or sixth production of Boheme, but only my second not doing Marcello. And about time! Then, in December, I return to Charlottesville - yet again! - for Amahl and the Night Visitors. Cheers!
July 25, 2014Merola Grand FinaleJoin me and some of the most wonderful and talented colleagues for an evening of opera highlights performed by the Merola Opera Company and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. Information for the event is now available in the Calendar section of the website. I certainly hope to see all of you there!http://www.merola.org
September 25, 2013Ash Lawn Opera: The Return, Part II!I'm happy to announce that I will be returning to Charlottesville, once again, to sing the role of Maximilian in Leonard Bernstein's Candide. It's not only great to return to such a fine company, but to sing alongside great friends, Emily Albrink and Blake Friedman! Dates and information can be found in the 'Calendar' section below!
December 15, 2012WQXR Names Ghosts of Versailles Among the Best of the YearThe New York Times' Classical station named Manhattan School of Music's production of Ghosts of Versailles among its Best of the Year - a tremendous honor! A truly collaborative and wonderful effort from all involved....read more
May 1, 2012Ghosts of Versailles a Huge Success!The reviews are in, and the MSM production of Ghosts of Versailles is a unanimous winner. The New York Times says "Gideon Dabi as Beaumarchais....[was] a standout...among a winning ensemble." Feast of Music's Michael Cirigliano II writes, "Beaumarchais was brilliantly played by Gideon Dabi, whose rich baritone traversed both the comedy and sadness of his character's journey." Lastly, SuperConductor's Paul Pelkonen writes, "Mr. Dabi was affecting as the poetic hero." Much more to come!
December 11, 2011Ghosts!Just days after our glowing review of Cosi fan tutte (see link below), I am proud to announce our next production, John Coriglianio's Ghosts of Versailles (directed by Jay Lesenger and conducted by Stephen Osgood), in which I will be singing Beaumarchais. Should be a great show with such a wonderfully talented production and musical staff (not to mention the singers)!...read more

Twitter

Sat Aug 20 22:37cc: @CreeCarrico https://t.co/qplUy76ytQ
Fri Jul 22 21:02Looking forward to seeing @LeahCrocetto kill it tonight! https://t.co/C9XvoO2Mkk
Sat Dec 22 23:45I voted for The Walking Dead to be The Escapist's Game of the Year for 2012
http://t.co/y7eQ5dUR
Sat Dec 15 07:24WQXR named our production of Ghosts of Versailles one of the best of the year!
http://t.co/MfRAd1tQ
Fri Jun 01 20:05I'll be singing the baritone solo in Beethoven's 9th with NJ Conservatory June 10th. Always wanted to sing this!
http://t.co/wM32vb8V
Sun Dec 11 17:28Now THAT'S what I'm talking about. Cosi Fan Tutte
http://t.co/5wsSNgBL
Thu Dec 08 00:22It's show time. As Billie Jean King said, "Pressure is a privilege."
Mon Oct 17 17:43Such tremendous feedback on the website today! Thanks!
http://t.co/TU0GKqaD
Sun Oct 16 19:02I'm very excited and honored to work with composer Ben Moore this Wednesday. Time to learn his song perfectly before then!
Sat Oct 15 03:40And here we go! Make sure you bookmark this one, friends! My official website has launched.
http://t.co/ucC6qntS
Baritone Gideon Dabi continues to receive great acclaim delivering "powerfully felt, beautifully performed and articulated" performances across a wide array of genres and styles. His "earnest interpretations" (Newsday, 7/15/05) thrilled audiences from his home State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ, through the Music Festival of the Hamptons working with Norman Dello Joio, to Israel, Italy, and back again. This season, Gideon joined Sarasota Opera for their production of La Bohème (Schaunard) and Ash Lawn Opera for Amahl and the Night Visitors. In 2016, he returns to Sarasota Opera for a role debut of Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale and to Ash Lawn Opera for Amahl and the Night Visitors and to sing the role of Sir James in the east coast premiere of Middlemarch in Spring. Last season, Gideon returned to Ash Lawn Opera for Candide and Amahl and the Night Visitors, but not before joining the prestigious Merola Opera Company for Don Giovanni and the Schwabacher Summer Concerts. Recent engagements include Carousel and La bohème with Ash Lawn Opera, as well as singing Valentin in Faust and Dreieinigkeitsmoses (Trinity Moses) in Dona Vaughn's production of Aufstieg und der Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. Previously, Gideon appeared in the New York Times-voted "Best of the Year" production of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles (directed by Jay Lesenger) for which Gideon was hailed by the New York Times as a "standout among a winning cast." Feast of Music said, "Beaumarchais was brilliantly played by Gideon Dabi, whose rich baritone traversed both the comedy and sadness of the character's journey." Also performed last season were the roles of Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Manhattan School of Music Opera (directed by Dona Vaughn, conducted by Israel Gursky), Valentin in Gounod's Faust (directed by Carol Castel), as well as several recitals. In 2011, Gideon was an Apprentice Artist with Chautauqua Opera, singing Verdi's Luisa Miller, Mozart's Magic Flute, and concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony under the direction of Stephen Osgood and Stuart Chafetz. His work with the company garnered him the prestigious Chautauqua Opera Guild Apprentice Artist Award. Singing with New York Lyric Opera, Gideon sang several leading roles such as Marcello (La bohème), the Count (Le nozze di Figaro), as well as Peter (Hansel and Gretel) under the baton of Stephen Crawford, Keith Chambers, and Tony Bellomy. At the Boston University Opera Institute, Gideon had the honor of working with such fine directors as Sharon Daniels, Beth Greenberg, and Jim Petosa to sing the title role of Il barbiere di Siviglia, the baritone in Postcard from Morocco, and the unique honor of premiering Act II of Jorge Martin's Before Night Falls. While in Boston, Gideon graced the stage of Symphony Hall as soloist for Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra. A first-generation American fluent in Hebrew, Gideon was a soloist for Naxos' Grammy Award-winning Anthology of Jewish- American Composers recordings. Gideon received his undergraduate degree in Voice Performance from Rutgers University where he performed such roles as Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Zuniga (Carmen), and Mr. Gobineau (The Medium). He received a Masters in Music from Manhattan School of Music where he was heard as the Marquis de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) as well as the Earl of Dunmow in Lennox Berkeley's A Dinner Engagement for which the New York Times found him "very appealing."
"Gideon Dabi prepared the way for “Fiddler” and its moving ending with a powerfully felt, beautifully performed and articulated 'Lifetime.'"Anthony BannonThe Chautauquan Daily
read more
"Don Alfonso [was] sung and played with great authority and power by Gideon Dabi."Howard KisselThe Huffington Post
read more
"The playwright and Antoinette’s love interest, Beaumarchais, was brilliantly played by Gideon Dabi, whose rich baritone traversed both the comedy and sadness of his character’s journey."Michael CiriglianoFeast of Music
read more
"Gideon Dabi as Beaumarchais....[was] a standout...among a winning ensemble."Anthony TommasiniThe New York Times
read more

Past Performances

Saturday, December 12, 2015
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Paramount Theater
Charlottesville, VA
click here for more info
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
La Boheme
Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota, FL
Schaunard
click here for more info
Sunday, November 15, 2015
La Boheme
Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota, FL
Schaunard
click here for more info
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
La Boheme
Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota, FL
Schaunard
click here for more info
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
La Boheme
Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota, FL
Schaunard
click here for more info
Sunday, November 1, 2015
La Boheme
Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota, FL
Schaunard
click here for more info
Friday, October 30, 2015
La Boheme
Sarasota Opera House
Sarasota, FL
Schaunard
click here for more info
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Paramount Theater
Charlottesville, VA
click here for more info
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Merola Grand Finale
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco, CA
click here for more info
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Schwabacher Summer Concert
Everett School
San Francisco, CA
click here for more info
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Candide
Paramount Theater
Charlottesville, VA
click here for more info
Friday, May 2, 2014
Candide
Paramount Theater
Charlottesville, VA
click here for more info
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (singing Trinity Moses)
Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (singing Trinity Moses)
Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (singing Trinity Moses)
Borden Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Faust (singing Valentin)
John Ades Theater
New York, NY
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Faust (singing Valentin)
John Ades Theater
New York, NY
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Beethoven Symphony 9 with NJ Conservatory
Sparta, NJ
Beethoven Symphony 9
click here for more info
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Ghosts of Versailles - Singing Beaumarchais
Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY
Friday, April 27, 2012
Ghosts of Versailles - Singing Beaumarchais
Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Cosi Fan Tutte - Singing Don Alfonso
New York, NY
Friday, December 9, 2011
Cosi Fan Tutte - Singing Don Alfonso
New York, NY
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Cosi Fan Tutte - Singing Don Alfonso
New York, NY
Friday, August 5, 2011
Apprentice Artist
Chautauqua Opera
Chautauqua, NY
Winner Chautauqua Opera Guild Apprentice Award
Miller (Luisa Miller), Papageno (Magic Flute)
May 2011
Opera NJ Young Artist Concert Series
New Jersey Tour
Arielle DonesonPhotographyhttp://www.ariellephoto.com/
Aestheticize Mediaweb/graphic design solutionshttp://www.aestheticize.com/
Mark Oswald Voice Studiohttp://www.markoswald.com/
PeachCraft Actor's Studio & ConsvatoryClasses in Acting Technique and Voice Lessonshttp://www.peachcraft.net/
Suresh SingaratnamTrumpeter/Composerhttp://www.sureshsingaratnam.com
For booking, lesson, and other information:
info@gideondabi.com

download press kit
Ruggiero Leoncavallo
"Zaza, piccola zingara"
listen


PUBLICITY PHOTOS


MEROLA


RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY, 2013


GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, 2012


COSI FAN TUTTE, 2011


CHAUTAUQUA OPERA, 2011


MISC


'Vorrei dir...' Act 1, Cosi fan tutteAs Don Alfonso in Dona Vaughn's production of Cosi fan tutte. With Becky Krynski as Fiordiligi and Kaitlyn Costello as Dorabella.
Cosi fan tutte, Act I Recitwith Andrea Carroll as Despina. Taken from Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater's production of Cosi fan tutte, directed by Dona Vaughn.
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 20:45:26WELCOME!!READ MORE...

OPERA

Malatesta Don Pasquale Sarasota Opera 2016 Schaunard La Boheme Sarasota Opera 2015 Page Amahl and the Night Visitors Ash Lawn Opera 2015 Page Amahl and the Night Visitors Andrea Dorf McGray Ash Lawn Opera 2014 Don Giovanni*, Masetto* Don Giovanni James Darrah/ Martin Katz Merola Opera Company 2014 Maximilian Candide Andrea McGray Ash Lawn Opera 2014 Dreieinigkeitsmoses (Trinity Moses) Aufstieg und der Fall der Stadt Mahagonny Dona Vaughn/ Kynan Johns Manhattan School of Music Opera 2013 Valentin FAUST Carol Castel/ Thomas Muraco Manhattan School of Music Opera 2013 Beaumarchais The Ghosts of Versailles Jay Lesenger/ Steven Osgood Manhattan School of Music Opera 2012 Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor Livia Sabag/ Thomas Muraco Manhattan School of Music Opera 2012 Don Alfonso Cosi fan tutte Dona D. Vaughn/ Israel Gursky Manhattan School of Music Opera 2011 Papageno* Chorus The Magic Flute Dean Williamson/ Jay Lesenger Chautauqua Opera 2011 Miller* Chorus Luisa Miller Joseph Colaneri/ Jay Lesenger Chautauqua Opera 2011 Count Le Nozze di Figaro Keith Chambers New York Lyric Opera 2011 Marcello La Boheme Steven Crawford New York Lyric Opera 2010 Schaunard La Boheme Doug Han/ Dan Cardona Martha Cardona Theater 2010 Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro Joon Park/ Jennifer Williams OSH Opera 2010 Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia William Lumpkin/ Sharon Daniels Boston University Opera Institute 2008 Papageno The Magic Flute William Lumpkin/ Albert Sherman Boston University Opera Institute 2008 Marcello La Boheme William Lumpkin/ Sharon Daniels Boston University Opera Institute 2007 Man with a shoe kit/Baritone Postcard From Morocco William Lumpkin/ James Petosa Boston University Opera Institute 2007 Reinaldo Arenas Before Night Falls (J.Martin, world premiere) W Lumpkin/ Beth Greenberg Boston University Opera Institute 2006 Baron Zeta* The Merry Widow Mark Graf/ Nick Alcott Ash Lawn Opera Festival 2006 Earl of Dunmow A Dinner Engagement David Gilbert/ Rhoda Levine Manhattan School of Music 2006 Marquis de la Force Dialogues des Carmelites Thomas Muraco/ Dona Vaughn Manhattan School of Music 2006 Falke Die Fledermaus Judith Fredericks Opera NY 2003 Figaro Le Nozze di Figaro William Berz/ Laura Alley Rutgers Opera Company 2001 Zuniga Carmen Richard Auldon Clark/ Jay Pouhe Rutgers Opera Company 2000 *denotes cover

CONCERT / RECITAL

Opera NJ Concert Series Keith Chambers 2011 Holiday Pops - (Boston Pops Christmas Concerts) Baritone Soloist Boston Pops/ K. Lockhart 2007 Carmina Burana Baritone Soloist Boston University Tanglewood Institute Chorus 2007 Idomeneo chorus Mostly Mozart Festival 1998 Solo Recital Music Festival of the Hamptons East Hampton, NY 2005

EDUCATION / PROGRAMS

Chautauqua Opera Apprentice Artist 2011 Opera NJ Young Artist (concert series) 2011 Boston University, Opera Institute Boston, MA Artist Diploma 2006-2008 Manhattan School of Music New York, NY Master of Music 2004-2006 Boston University, Tanglewood Institute Professor (Voice and Theory) Lenox, MA Summer 2007 Ash Lawn Music Festival Ash Lawn, VA Young Artist Summer 2006 Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University) NJ, Bachelor of Music 1997-2001

REFERENCES / MENTORS

Mark Oswald voice teacher 2004-current Keith Lockhart conductor Sharon Daniels voice teacher 2006-2008 William Lumpkin conductor/coach Allison Voth opera coach John Keane coach Thomas Muraco coach Jay Lesenger director Patrick Gardner conductor Norman Dello Joio coach Dona Vaughn acting coach/director Carol Rausch coach/conductor Keith Chambers coach, conductor

RECORDINGS/AWARDS

Chautauqua Opera Guild Apprentice Artist Award 2011 GRAMMY AWARD winner (2005 Classical Producer of the Year) (NAXOS) Anthology of Jewish-American Composers Samuel Adler Symphony No. 5 Baritone Soloist

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Fluent in Hebrew
  • Piano (8 years)
  • Stage Combat, Dance, Acting
  • Green Belt (Kempo Kung-Fu)