Gabriel Gargari (Goro)
A first generation Mexican-American, tenor Gabriel Gargari just sang at the Erwin Piscator Award Ceremony honoring distinguished actress Marian Seldes given by Elysium Between Two Continents. He made his Carnegie Hall/Weill Recital Hall debut with Elysium, this past year. Gabriel has the support and patronage of Mexico’s Manuel S. Leyva Martinez, a world renowned poet from the state of Guerrero in Mexico.
He was interviewed on Sandra Villerias’ “Plática y Café” on http://www.tvacapulco.com with Mr. Leyva. Currently a member of Pacific Opera/Pacific Encore Performances, founded by Barry Henry and Mary Weir, he will make his second Weill Recital Hall appearance with Pacific Encore on June 11, this year. Gabriel has worked with the illustrious soprano Martina Arroyo in her role preparation class in 2006 and 2008 and he was chosen to sing the “Four Servants” in Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman for her summer program Prelude to Performance in 2007. Gabriel received the Metropolitan Opera National Council Encouragement Award, Seattle Opera Guild Grant (twice), and first prizes at the Performing Arts Festival Eastside Competitions in Washington State. He received his Bachelors degree from Western Washington University, a Masters from Manhattan School of Music, and has performed in Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, Il Tabarro, and Le Nozze di Figaro. Gabriel is also no stranger to the concert oratorio world and is thrilled to make his debut with Opera Exposures this year.