Gabrielle Barkidjija


Member of the Detroit Opera Resident Artist Program

Mezzo-soprano Gabrielle Barkidjija is originally from the Chicago area. Notable performances in her career thus far include Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Ada Lovelace (The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace), Fanny Price (Mansfield Park), Captain (Dog Days), Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Mère Marie (Dialogues of the Carmelites), and Estelle (Later the Same Evening). She has been a young artist with the Merola Opera Program, Central City Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Boston University Opera Institute. She completed her bachelor’s and Master’s of Music (full-scholarship) at Northwestern University. She earned Encouragement awards in the Metropolitan Opera National Competitions in Boston and Chicago and second place in the Orpheus Vocal Competition and the Classical Singer Competition. In 2021, she received a nomination for a GRAMMY with The Crossing Choir. The Boston Musical Intelligencer recently wrote that Gabrielle was “riveting on stage and sang with damnable commitment and satisfying vocal chops” as Brittomara in the Boston premiere of Jake Heggie’s “If I were you.”


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