Gabriella Reyes

2019 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist (Metropolitan Opera).

WQXR ’20 for 20′ Artist to Watch.

Member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in the 2019/20 season.

2018 recipient of Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation.

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With a voice described as “firm” and “lusciously coloured” 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.

Currently in her final year of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Gabriella will appear with the company this season as Liù Turandot and First Lady The Magic Flute. Other highlights include Cio-Cio San Seven Deaths of Maria Callas with the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, and Behzad Ranjbaran’s Songs of Eternity with the Montclair Orchestra and David Chan.

Highlights of last season include 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 this summer as Musetta La bohème. Notable engagements of previous seasons include First Lady in excerpts from Die Zauberflöte with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Gustavo Dudamel, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and also appearances as soloist with the New York Choral Society, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.




Carmen (Micaëla*)


Florencia en el Amazonas (Rosalba)


Don Pasquale (Norina*)
L’elisir d’amore (Adina*)


Cosi fan tutte (Fiordiligi*)
Don Giovanni (Donna Anna/Donna Elvira*)
Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna, Contessa*)
Die Zauberflote (First Lady, Pamina*)


The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas (Soprano / Cio-Cio San)

La boheme (Musetta)
Gianni Schicchi (Nella)
Turandot (Liu)


Aida (High Priestess)

*denotes role in preparation


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    02 Jul 19 PUCCINI La bohème
    Santa Fe Opera

    “The part of Musetta was inspired by the somewhat unconventional actress, singer, and painter’s model, Marie-Christine Roux. Charismatic Metropolitan Opera soprano Gabriella Reyes took over the part of Musetta on short notice but she made a mark on the Santa Fe audience with her large, full-blooded voice and ability to enter and sing her waltz, “Quando me’n vo,” on roller skates!”
    Broadway World, Maria Nockin, 1 July 2019

    “Connecticut soprano Gabriella Reyes was a endearing Musetta, making a fast-paced entrance on roller blades, invoking one to imagine she is ice-skating in a Parisian winter… Reyes embodied the range of emotions one associates with Musetta – her furious battles and ultimate reconciliation with Marcello, and her empathetic friendship with Mimi.”
    Opera Warhorses, July 6 2019


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    28 Sep 18 VERDI Aida - The High Priestess
    The Metropolitan Opera

    “The extraordinary talent in this run is not confined to just the lead roles: the supporting cast was filled out with superb singers, as well… As the Priestess of Phthah, Gabriella Reyes was hair-raising in her first Met performance, giving a manic invocation from offstage.”

    Eric C. Simpson, The New York Classical Review, 27 September 2018

    “Soprano Gabriella Reyes made a notable impression in her extended solo as a priestess.”

    Richard Sasanow, Broadway World, 29 September 2018