Abdiel Gonzalez as Dr. Kerrigan

June 21, 2016 The Center Cannot Hold

bio-gonzalez-abdielIn the role of inpatient psychiatrist “Dr. Kerrigan”, Puerto Rican baritone Abdiel Gonzalez has been praised for his “rich, lush baritone” and for having a “superb voice, which commanded the stage.” He is equally at home in the operatic stage as well as the concert stage. The concert stage has seen him as a soloist in Händel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Fauré’s Requiem, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, Vaughn William’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Five Mystical Songs, Lizst’s Via Crucis, Brahms’ Requiem, and Britten’s War Requiem.  Abdiel was a first-place winner in the San Diego District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as in the Opera 100 Competition. Recent engagements included singing the role of Arman Fleuri in the world premiere of Shostakovich’s newly discovered unfinished opera Orango with the Los Angeles Philarmonic under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen. He has sung on the soundtracks for such films as Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Minions, Godzilla and Hail, Caesar!, among others.