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Close Encounter with Baritone Gregorio Gonzalez
Musical Merit Foundation winner in 2000

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Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters

Close Encounter with Baritone Gregorio Gonzalez

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Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters
Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters
Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters
Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters
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Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters Gregorio Gonzalez - Baritone - Close Encounters
       

Gregorio's Close Encounters performances took place:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010:
Hoover HS - Laura Williams, teacher

Thursday October 14, 2010:
SCPA (School for the Creative and Performing Arts) - Mitzi Lizarraga, principal

Patrick Henry HS - Carol Fleming, teacher

Friday October 15, 2010:
CPMA (School for the Creative, Performing and Media Arts) - Sara Spafford, teacher

Gregorio's Bio

“The night’s major discovery” and “Definitely a rising star” is some of the critical acclaim created by Gregorio’s performances. Gregorio recently sang at the Nederlandse Opera in I Puritani and La Traviata, and has also sung at Amsterdam’s Concert Gebouw in
concert versions of Donizetti’s Poliuto and Verdi’s Othello. He has also sung in Vienna at Theater an der Wien, and for Opera de Panamá to celebrate the One Hundred Anniversary of the Teatro Nacional. This year, Gregorio comes back to Theater an der Wien to portray
the role of Di Cosimo for the European world premier of Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, which will have its world premiere at Los Angeles Opera, also with Gregorio’s participation.

Gregorio’s appearances in the U.S. include Lucia di Lammermoor at Virginia Opera; at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, in Street Scene; singing in Luisa Fernanda at Los Angeles Opera, and at their 20th Anniversary Gala Concert celebrated with Plácido Domingo. During his three-season residency at Los Angeles Opera, Gregorio created the roles of Count Obolenski and Avdeev in the World premiere of Nicholas and Alexandra, and also sang in over a dozen productions including La Bohème, Carmen, Romeo et Juliette, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Fanciulla del West, Madama Butterfly, and Le Nozze di Figaro. Gregorio has performed throughout the US for other companies such as Connecticut Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, San Diego Opera, San Diego Comic Opera, Moonlight Amphitheatre, and at the Ojai International Festival under the direction of Maestro Kent Nagano. Gregorio has also performed in his native México for Opera de Tijuana and the Vive La Magia Festival in Guanajuato. He sang the part of Harasta in the BBC’s Spanish and Catalán languages animated film versions of the opera The Cunning Little Vixen by Janacek, which was released on DVD and televised throughout Spain.

On the concert stage, Mr. González has performed various repertory from Handel to Daniel Catán.

Gregorio has been distinguished as a finalist in competitions such as Plácido Domingo’s Operalia World Singer Competition, The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, The Francisco Viñas Competition and by winning 1st place at the Gerda Lissner,
Violetta Dupont, Palm Springs Opera Guild, La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Young Artists, and Virginia Hawk Competitions. He has received additional awards from The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, The Young Patronesses of the Opera Competition, The Loren L. Zachary Society, The San Diego Musical Merit Foundation, and The Leni FeBland Foundation.

Gregorio has worked with internationally acclaimed conductors such as Kent Nagano, Mstislav Rostropovich, Edoardo Müller, and Nicola Luisotti; and directors such as Collin Graham, Marthe Keller, Robert Wilson, Emilio Sagi and Willy Decker. He has sung onstage with personalities such as Plácido Domingo, Roberto Alagna, Rolando Villazón, Frederica Von Stade, and Anna Netrebko, to name a few.

email: gregorio.gonzalez@mac.com
web: www.gregoriogonzalez.com
tel: USA +1 (858) 736-9207