Regarded as a “singer of exceptional talent,” American soprano of Polish descent, Dorothy Gal, is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as the recipient of both the Cecilia Bartoli and Renée Fleming Endowed Scholarship in Voice. Ms. Gal recently portrayed Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi at Rice University, Poussette in Manon with Des Moines Metro Opera, Pastourelle in L’enfant et les sortilèges at The Aspen Summer Music Festival, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni at The Miami Summer Music Festival.
A devoted recitalist and art song performer, Ms. Gal was invited to Marilyn Horne’s: The Song Continues Workshop at Carnegie Hall this past January 2017 to sing for pianist Margo Garrett’s masterclass. Following her time as an apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera in 2016, Ms. Gal was a fellow at The Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute in Chicago, Illinois, appearing in Danielle de Niese’s live-streamed masterclass and various art song recitals in Bennett Gordon Hall. Ms. Gal has appeared on WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase, recently premiered Greek-Canadian composer Constantine Caravassilis’ cantata My Life A Lyric Cry at the University of Houston, and is an alumna of the Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Vocal Academy. She has collaborated in concert with the Kronos String Quartet, premiering a piece by Vladislav Bouginia entitled “Rise” at Symphony Space, and has also been seen in concert as a soloist with the Newman-Oltman Guitar Duo, performing works by Rodrigo and Ginastera. With the Mannes Chorus she has performed Mozart’s Versperae Solemnis de Confessore and Brahm’s Ein Deutsches Requiem as the soprano soloist.
Ms. Gal has received recognition from institutions including the National Arts and Letters Society, Phoenix Song Foundation, Classical Singer Competition, New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard, Mannes College and Polish National Alliance. She has attended numerous training programs such as L’art du chant français in the Périgord region of France, La Lingua della Liricia in Novafeltria, Italy, the Michelangelo Institute in Florence, and the International Vocal Arts Institute in Canada, Virginia, and New York.
A native of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Ms. Gal is also a pianist and graduate of Mannes College in New York City, where she received the Michael Sisca Opera Award. She recently covered the role of Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito at the Aspen Summer Music Festival and School as a recipient of the prestigious New Horizon’s Fellowship, where she also taught as a vocal instructor in the P.A.L.S. and Roaring Fork Valley Music Lessons Program. This upcoming November 2017, she will be portraying the role of Amy in Little Women at Rice University.