A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Abdiel Gonzalez has performed with the LA Opera Chorus since 2006.
His solo appearances with the company include, most recently, the principal ensembles for Candide and Crossing in 2018. He made his LA Philharmonic debut in Stravinsky’s Renard and has performed with the LA Master Chorale since 2007. He was a soloist in Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Boca Del Rio Orchestra in Veracruz, Mexico, for the inaugural concert of a new state of the art performing arts center, with the President of Mexico in attendance. He has been a concert soloist under the batons of Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Grant Gershon, to name a few. He has performed more than 30 operatic roles and has sung in over 20 films, including Coco, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Other appearances include the Traveler in Curlew River (Jacaranda), Shostakovich’s Orango (LA Philharmonic), Philip Weston’s Marie’s Orchard (Center Stage Opera) and leading roles in several zarzuelas. He has been praised for his “rich, lush baritone” and for having a “superb voice, which commanded the stage.”