Gabriel Sanchez-Ortega is a promising operatic bass praised for his “booming bass sound,” and his “surprising low and rich voice” (Schmopera). He recently sang the role of Colline in Opera York’s production of La Bohème, under the baton of Maestro Mastromonaco and made his Toronto City Opera debut singing the role of Bartolo in their production of The Marriage of Figaro.
Gabriel will be returning to the role of Colline with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and will make his debut as Sarastro in the Glenn Gould School Opera’s production of The Magic Flute.
Past performances include: Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro in Concert with the Mississauga chamber music society, Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen, with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and Opera York, The Ogre in El Gato con Botas, by Montsalvatge, and Man with a cornet case/Puppet Maker in Postcard from Morocco, by Argento, with The Glenn Gould School. Gabriel has also had the pleasure of performing with the Aspen Opera Center in their 2016 productions of La Bohème (chorus), and Béatrice et Bénédict (extra, cover: Don Pedro).
Born in Montreal in 1993, Gabriel holds a Performance Diploma in voice from The Glenn Gould School, in Toronto, studying primarily under Joel Katz. While at the Aspen Opera Center, he had the privilege of studying under
W. Stephen Smith.