A resident of Miami and a scholarship recipient of the Hess Conservatory and Palm Beach Opera Workshop. He has performed with The Lyric Opera of Miami, Coral Gables Symphony & Opera, Circulo Lirico de Miami, Key West Pops, and Opera and Serenade Productions. His roles include Mephistophêles from Gounod Faust; The Four Villains in Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann; Escamillo from Bizet Carmen, Raimondo from Donizetti Lucia de Lammermoor; Melchior and Balthazar from Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors; Sparafucile from Verdi Rigoletto.
In 1999, Conductor Anton Guardagno picked Mr. Dorcé to participate in the prestigious Opera Workshop of Palm Beach Opera. While there, he covered, Ramphis in Verdi Aida, and Monterone in Verdi Rigoletto. In 2000-2001 season, he was given the honor to perform his main stage solo debut in the Barber of Seville as Fiorello along side the incomparable, Rockwell Blake in Palm Beach Opera. It went so well that Massimo Morelli, Assistant Conductor to Maestro Guardagno at the time declared, “Gibson has a voice which should be heard.” In 2003, Mr. Jay Hess, founder and president of the Hess Conservatory heard him in a private session with his vocal coach, Ms. Bella Smith and offered Mr. Dorcé a scholarship.
In December, 2005, under the baton of Key West Pops Orchestra’s conductor Vincent Zito, Gibson Dorcé made his Key West debut in George Gershwin Blue Monday as Mike. Mr. Dorcé sung Monterone in his Opera Naples debut. He is currently active as a soloist at the prestigious Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
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LIORA MICHELL GREEN