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Gabrielle Beteag


American mezzo-soprano Gabrielle Beteag (pronounced Bee-tag) brings a fresh joy and commanding warmth to repertoire spanning Baroque to contemporary works. Praised as a “showstopper” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Beteag’s recent performance in the Merola Grand Finale concert was “a virtuoso display of rhythmic precision and vocal exuberance.”


Gabrielle began the 2023-24 season with appearances as Stimme von Oben in Die Frau ohne Schatten and an Image of Frida Kahlo in El último sueño de Frida y Diego at San Francisco Opera, and will make her debut as Teacher in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs this fall. She then travels to Cape Town, South Africa to represent the United States in Placido Domingo’s Operalia World Opera Competition.


Inspired by contemporary repertoire, Beteag counts her role creation of Iras in John Adams’ Antony and Cleopatra during San Francisco Opera’s Centennial Season (2022-2023) a career highlight, in addition to performing in the West Coast premiere of Errolyn Wallen’s Roundel. During the same season, she also performed the role of Sœur Gertrude in Dialogues des Carmélites.


Other recent performances Mercédès in Carmen at The Atlanta Opera, where she was a Studio Player, Woman with Hat/Duchess in The Ghosts of Versailles at Chautauqua Opera, and Lady Billows in Albert Herring during her graduate studies at Georgia State University. Additionally, Beteag has covered the following roles: Octavia in Antony and Cleopatra, Mere Jeanne and Sœur Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmélites, Flora in La Traviata (San Francisco Opera); Mrs. Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, and Der Trommler in Der Kaiser von Atlantis (The Atlanta Opera).


March 2020 marked a major career milestone, with Beteag winning The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition– just two weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. During the shutdown, she created the Songbook Sundays series, through which she shared her renditions of Golden Era jazz standards on social media, accompanying herself on the ukulele. Gabrielle Beteag is currently a second-year Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera.

"Amor mío" from Neruda Songs by Peter LiebersonGabrielle Beteag
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"Von ewiger Liebe"Gabrielle Beteag
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Home ThoughtsGabrielle Beteag
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