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Soprano Gabrielle DeMers most recently appeared with the The Young Victorian Theatre Company where she sang Josephine & Elsie in "A Salute to Gilbert and Sullivan." Gabrielle previously appeared with the company as Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore (2017, 2013), Phyllis in Iolanthe, and Gianetta in The Gondoliers, where The Baltimore Sun singled her out as “a dynamo as Gianetta, with her bright, hearty soprano." Gabrielle appeared regularly with Lyric Opera Baltimore where she made her role debut as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly under the baton of Steven White and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. With Opera AACC, Gabrielle sang Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte. For her Mimi in La Boheme with HUBOpera, DC Metro Arts wrote that she was “sweetly demure as ingénue seamstress Mimi...'Donde Lieta'...was heart-breaking and left most of the audience in tears." Gabrielle is featured on EMI’s album Universidad Navidena as the soprano soloist in an orchestral arrangement of Noche Sagrada. Gabrielle recently sang Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with the Howard County Concert Orchestra.
Gabrielle received her Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park. As a member of the Maryland Opera Studio, she sang the title role of Sandrina in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera and Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music where she sang the female lead, Betty, in the west-coast premiere of Lowell Liebermann and J.D. McClatchy’s Miss Lonely-hearts and Nerone in Handel’s Agrippina. While at USC, she received the Opera Award and was inducted into the Order of Troy for her outstanding leadership in the music department.
Gabrielle can be heard in concerts and operas throughout the Baltimore/DC area.