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“Canadian mezzo Gabrielle Prata has all the right stuff – lyricism, thrilling coloratura, perfectly placed bel canto voice and a fiery demeanor.”

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Mezzo-soprano Gabrielle Prata is a versatile artist who is equally at home on Opera, Musical and Concert stages. She made her New York debut as Rosina in National Grand Opera’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, which she also sang for Opera Hamilton, Markham Opera and Pacific Opera, Victoria. The Southampton Press wrote, “Her Carmen was the kind of woman who would make a man's teeth sweat.” Among her film and television credits, Gabrielle is featured in CLOSING THE RING, starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. Favourite operatic roles include Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (Canadian Opera Company), Carmen (Carmen) Opera North, Adalgisa in Norma (Gold Coast Opera, Florida), Cenerentola (La Cenerentola) Bermuda Festival and Ramiro (La Finta Giardiniera) Colorado Music Festival. She has also performed leading roles with Anchorage Opera, the Guelph Spring Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, Boheme Opera, NJ, Opera of the Hamptons, Calgary Opera, Edmonton Opera, Nevada Opera, Aldeburgh Festival and extensively with the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble.

Gabrielle’s concert repertoire ranges from Handel’s Messiah, to pops concerts. She has performed with many leading symphonies, among them the Toronto Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Ravinia Festival, Detroit Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, the Meadowbrook Festival, Spokane Symphony, Shaw Festival, Winnipeg Symphony, and the Saskatoon Symphony. Gabrielle has won many competitions, was the recipient of several Canada Council and Chalmers awards and is known internationally for her radio broadcasts. She was seen recently as Dalila in Samson et Dalila with Opera in Concert, and Lalume in Kismet with Toronto Operetta Theatre. Gabrielle's upcoming engagements include performances with the acclaimed Festival of the Sound and the role of Matryosha in the Canadian Opera Company production of War and Peace.

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