Praised for her “limpid, pliable, steady singing of the highest order” (Opera Today), Polish-American soprano Dorothy Gal is a recent alumna of the prestigious Houston Grand Opera Studio, where she recently made mainstage role debuts as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, High Priestess in Aida, and Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto. An artist distinguishable by her musicality and artistic ingenuity, Ms. Gal participated in Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues Workshop at Carnegie Hall, was a Vocal Fellow at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, and has performed with many opera companies such as Des Moines Metro Opera and the Aspen Opera Center. Ms. Gal is the recipient of the prestigious 2020 Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation and 2nd Place Prizewinner in HGO’s 2018 Eleanor McCollum Competition.
Prior teaching experience includes maintaining a private vocal studio for six years in Florida, as well as two years of providing vocal lessons for students at the Aspen Summer Music Festival. Ms. Gal is originally from Cocoa Beach, FL and is also a pianist.Ms. Gal holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College in New York City. Previous teachers include Mark Baker, Ruth Falcon, Beth Roberts, and Dr. Stephen King.
Areas of expertise include opera, art song, musical theatre, and fundamentals of music theory and diction.