Nicaraguan-American soprano Gabriella Reyes recently made her Met company debut in the Met’s Summer Recital Series and will make her house debut in the 2018-19 season singing the High Priestess in Aida. Last season she sang the First Lady in excerpts from Die Zauberflöte with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Gustavo Dudamel, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and also debuted as a soloist with New York Choral Society and in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to arriving at the Met, she completed a year’s training at Boston University’s Opera Institute where she sang the soprano in Philip Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox, the title role in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Minskwoman in Jonathan Dove’s Flight, and a Greek Woman and Priestess in Iphigénie en Tauride. In the summer of 2016, she debuted in OperaHub’s production of Montsalvatge’s El Gato con Botas as La Princesa and was selected by Houston Grand Opera to participate in their Young Artists Vocal Academy.
She was a grand finalist in the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and received her bachelor’s degree from Boston Conservatory.