Puerto Rican Abdiel Gonzalez has been praised for his rich, lush baritone, a “forceful” voice (Los Angeles Times) that commands 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 in the role of Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He was 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.
Abdiel 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. In December, he will be the soloist for Los Angeles Symphony’s Christmas concert, and in May, he was the baritone solos in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Santa Monica Symphony.