Gideon Dabi

Gideon Dabi

Baritone Gideon Dabi continues to receive great acclaim delivering “powerfully felt, beautifully performed and articulated” performances (Chautauquan, 8/7/11) across a wide array of genres and styles. His “earnest interpretations” (Newsday, 7/15/05) have 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’s engagements include the role of Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte with Manhattan School of Music Opera (directed by Dona Vaughn, conducted by Israel Gursky), 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 Boheme), the Count (Le nozze di Figaro), as well as Peter (Hansel and Gretel) under the baton of Stephen Crawford, Keith Chambers, and Tony Bellomy. He concluded the season with a series of concerts for Opera NJ.
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 the Barber of Seville, 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 as roles as Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Zuniga (Carmen), and Mr. Gobineau (The Medium by Giancarlo Menotti). He received a Masters in Music from Manhattan School of Music while doing such roles as the Marquis de la Force (Dialogues des Carmelites) as well as the Earl of Dunmow in Lennox Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement for which the New York Times found him “very appealing.” He is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Manhattan School of Music.

Gideon has been a member of the Broadway Bound School since 2008.

 

 

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