Biography

Dan Gabriello did his study in his native town Copenhagen under the baton of the late Danish bass & former artistic director at The Royal Opera - Ulrik Cold. Following he was accepted as a student in the class for advanced musicians at The Royal College of Music in London. Following his study in London, he went to Rome to study under the baton of the legendary Italian baritone Paolo Silveri. In 1989, he entered the vocal perfection study at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and one year later, he made his international recital debut co-starring with Italian world star tenor Alberto Cupido.

 

Soon he became a finalist and winner in many important international vocal competitions like The Hans Gabor International Vocal Competition in Vienna, the Grand International Vocal Competition in Santa Margarita Liguria by Genoa in Italy - and by the Francisco Vinãs competition in Barcelona.

 

It was though a master class with the greatest of all great Italian tenors Franco Corelli, which made it possible for Dan Gabriello to start his career in Italy, because Franco Corelli like Alberto Cupido before him was so impressed by Dan Gabriello's singing and acting.

 

In 1996 Dan Gabriello made his debut on the stage as the prison guard in Tosca - a small role, yes, but important for development and getting practical experience. For the next 4 years, Mr. Gabriello sang lot of performances in the entire main Italian repertoire in small supporting roles slowly, but secure advancing to become an understudy and cover on important principal parts like the title role in Nabucco & Rigoletto,  Rodrigo in Don Carlos, Germont in La Traviata, and Gérard in Andrea Chénier etc.

 

On April 4, 2000 on a major tour production Italy around with many, many performances of La Traviata & Nabucco the chance for a break through suddenly came completely unexpectedly. The company was supposed to have done La Traviata, but costumes and production design had by a mistake been left in Naples. When the company arrived at the mid-sized Sicilian, town Caltanissetta the artistic management decided to do Tosca instead in set design and costumes of the local production design. On the bus transport down from Naples to Caltanissetta the principal dramatic baritone became ill and at 5pm in the afternoon the artistic management asked Mr. Gabriello to take over the big and important role of Baron Scarpia in that night’s performance of Tosca. At the time Dan Gabriello had never done the role before nor on stage, nor as an understudy - and asked naturally for a rehearsal, which was denied - if you want to sing, you must go directly on stage. Dan Gabriello knew that this was the big chance and although it was a very risky situation he took the chance - either he would lose or he would win - and luckily it went very well - and the production became a colossal success for Mr. Gabriello promoting him to become a principal dramatic baritone, which he has been ever since.

Dan Gabriello has recently in the period 10th - 24th of November 2015 done 6 major opera gala recitals in major concert halls in China with great success being the first professional opera Singer to perform in China.

 

As Jago in Otello