Puerto Rican baritone Abdiel Gonzalez has been praised for his “rich, lush baritone” and for having a “superb voice, which commanded the stage.” He has been a concert soloist under the batons of Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Grant Gershon, to name a few. He has traveled the world singing, most recently to Taiwan, singing the role of Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as well as being the baritone soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Boca Del Rio Orchestra in Veracruz, Mexico, for the inaugural concert of a new state-of-the-art performing arts center. He has performed 36 operatic and Zarzuela roles, and can be heard in over 30 films, including Coco, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Upcoming engagements include singing the baritone solos in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at California State University, Northridge, the baritone solos in Robert S. Cohen’s Alzheimer Stories at University of La Verne and the baritone solos in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Santa Monica Symphony.