September 12, 2017Steal a Pencil for MePerformance calendar for the first part of the 2017-18 is set and it includes a project very dear to me. Opera Colorado has decided to premiere Gerald Cohen's Steal a Pencil for Me, the true story of Jaap and Inna Polak's love within the confines and perils of a World War II concentration, and beyond. It is a tremendous honor for me to be able to give life to the role of Jaap and I look forward to sharing this piece! More information about the piece and production can be found in the link below. Ticket and performance information can be found under the 'Calendar' section. 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. 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. 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! 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. 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)!