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American tenor Beau Gibson is an alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and is winning acclaim for his elegant voice and musicianship.  A busy 2010/11 season saw Beau Gibson returning to Houston Grand Opera for Britten’s Peter Grimes (Bob Boles and cover Peter Grimes) with Patrick Summers, Normanno in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with Antonino Fogliani and Father Grenville in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, also with Patrick Summers.  Mr. Gibson also made his European debut as the First tempter/First Knight in a new Keith Warner production of Pizzettis Murder in the Cathedral at Oper Frankfurt under Martyn Brabbins.  Other debuts included Opera North (New Hampshire) as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.  Concert highlights included a debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl under Bramwell Tovey in Candide.  Highlights from the 2011/12 season feature a return to San Francisco Opera for Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Adams’ Nixon in China where he will perform the role of the 1st Armored Man and cover Mao Tse Tung, respectively.  Beau Gibson will also return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert

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American tenor Beau Gibson is an alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and is winning acclaim for his elegant voice and musicianship.  A busy 2010/11 season saw Beau Gibson returning to Houston Grand Opera for Britten’s Peter Grimes (Bob Boles and cover Peter Grimes) with Patrick Summers, Normanno in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with Antonino Fogliani and Father Grenville in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, also with Patrick Summers.  Mr. Gibson also made his European debut as the First tempter/First Knight in a new Keith Warner production of Pizzettis Murder in the Cathedral at Oper Frankfurt under Martyn Brabbins.  Other debuts included Opera North (New Hampshire) as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.  Concert highlights included a debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl under Bramwell Tovey in Candide.  Highlights from the 2011/12 season feature a return to San Francisco Opera for Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Adams’ Nixon in China where he will perform the role of the 1st Armored Man and cover Mao Tse Tung, respectively.  Beau Gibson will also return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert version of Puccini’s Turandot as Pong under Gustavo Dudamel. 

In the 2008-2009 season Mr. Gibson returned to Houston Grand Opera, singing Beppe in I Pagliacci and Benedict in Beatrice and Benedict.  He made his Los Angeles Opera debut in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as First Armed Man and as Froh in Wagner’s Das Rheingold as part of a new Ring cycle directed by Achim Freyer and conducted by James Conlon.  While there he also covered the lead role of Hoffegut in the Braunfels’ Die Vögel.  In the 2009-2010 season, Beau Gibson debuted at San Francisco Opera as First Jew in Salome followed by Cassio in Otello both conducted by Nicola Luisotti.  He then traveled to Los Angeles Opera and performed the role of Menaldo in Schreker’s rarely heard Die Gezeichneten conducted by Conlon as part of the Forgotten Voices Series.  He also took part in performances of the complete Ring cycle there in June 2010.

Other roles in Houston have included the Captain in Simon Boccanegra, the Messenger in Aida, Pasek in The Cunning Little Vixen, the tenor soloist in the world premiere performances and recording of The Refuge by Christopher Theofanidis, under the baton of Patrick Summers, the Magistrate in Un ballo in maschera, First Armed Man and First Priest in Die Zauberflöte, Parpignol in La bohème, and Maintop in Billy Budd.  He also covered the roles of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Rodolfo in La bohème, Captain Vere in Billy Budd, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and the title role in Faust, for which he had the opportunity to sing a full performance.    

At Wolf Trap Opera Festival, Mr. Gibson has performed Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Edoardo in Verdi’s Un giorno di regno, Vanderdendur in Candide and Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos.  He also offered a recital with Steven Blier entitled Tales from the Vienna Woods.  Beau has also participated as a Young Artist at the prestigious Merola Program with the San Francisco Opera and with the Chautauqua Opera.

 A favorite with the National Symphony Orchestra, Beau Gibson has also performed with the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Houston Ballet, Utah Symphony & Opera, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Opera Academy in Rome, Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, the Mercury Baroque Ensemble, and the Chautauqua Opera Orchestra, singing repertoire including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Handel’s Messiah and Stravinsky’s Les Noces.  Recital performances have included Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Beethoven’s Gellert Lieder, Brahm’s Liebesliederwalzer opus 52, Britten Folksongs with Guitar, Poulenc’s Tel jour, telle nuit, Schumann’s Liederkreis opus 39, Spanisches Liederspiel opus 74, and songs by Hundley, Respighi, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schubert, Strauss, Tosti, and Verdi.     

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