Puerto Rican baritone Abdiel González has been praised for his "rich, lush baritone" and for having a "superb voice, which commanded the stage."  Mr. González was excited to make his Music Academy of the West debut in the summer of 2008 in Santa Barbara under the tutelage of Marilyn Horne. Roles performed include Mercutio in Roméo et Julliette, Shrike in the West Coast Premiere of Miss Lonelyhearts, Athanaël in Thaïs, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Pandolfe in Cendrillon, Morales in Carmen, Guglielmo in Cosí fan Tutte, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Ko-Ko in The Mikado, the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, and Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha.  González is proud to have performed lead roles in three zarzuelas, an art form which he loves dearly: the title role in Luis Alonso, Paquiro in Goyescas and Don Pedro in El Barberillo de Lavapies. The concert stage has seen him as a soloist in Handel's Messiah, Orff's Carmina Burana, Fauré's Requiem, Stravinsky's Pulcinella, Haydn's Creation, Mozart's Requiem and Mass in C Minor, Bach's St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion, Vaughn Williams's Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Brahms's Requiem, and Britten's War Requiem. He was a first place winner in both the San Diego District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Opera 100 Competition. Recently he has sung the baritone solos in Stravinsky's Renard with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, in March, and the bass arias in Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the La Jolla Symphony in April 2011.

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