About this Artist
With a voice described as “lusciously-colored” by Opera News and chosen as one of WQXR’s ’20 for 20’ Artists to Watch, soprano Gabriella Reyes is a rising star on the operatic stage. In the 2020/21 season, Gabriella sadly lost many significant engagements due to the pandemic but will make further appearances in Seven Deaths of Maria Callas, touring various cities across Europe. She is a former member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera.
Highlights of previous seasons include Liù Turandot, First Lady The Magic Flute, Nella Gianna Schicchi and the High Priestess Aida for the Metropolitan Opera, the latter of which was described as “hair-raising” by the New York Classical Review. Gabriella also made her highly acclaimed Santa Fe Opera debut in the summer of 2019 as Musetta La boheme.
In concert, she has appeared in excerpts of Die Zauberflöte with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Gustavo Dudamel at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as appearances as a soloist with the New York Choral Society, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. She also appeared with the Montclair Orchestra and David Chan in Behzad Ranjbaran’s Songs of Eternity and with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Mozart. Earlier this year, Gabriella made her Park Avenue Armory debut with pianist Nate Raskin and Mezzo-Soprano Megan Esther Grey as part of the Lindemann Program.
Prior to arriving at the Metropolitan Opera, Gabriella completed a year’s training at Boston University’s Opera Institute where she sang the soprano in Philip Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox, the title role in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Minskwoman in Jonathan Dove’s Flight, and a Greek Woman and Priestess in Iphigénie en Tauride. In the summer of 2016, she debuted in OperaHub’s production of Montsalvatge’s El Gato con Botas as the Princess and was selected by Houston Grand Opera to participate in their Young Artists Vocal Academy.
A 2019 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist (Metropolitan Opera), she was a recipient of a Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation in 2018 and was also a grand finalist in the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory.