Cast Bio: Gilad Paz, Spalanzani / Nathaneal

Whether playing a leading man or a supporting character, international tenor Gilad Paz brings new life to every role with his energetic and nuanced performances.

This season’s performances include reprising the role of Tony in West Side Story (which he sang with the St. Petersburg Opera in 2014) in Alaska, and singing the role of Coach in the newly-written BOUNCE: The Basketball Opera.

He has also been working tirelessly as creator and producer of OPROCK℠ – a unique concert concept that is currently being booked with orchestras throughout the U.S.

The 2015-16 season highlights included Mr. Paz’s Long Island debut performance as tenor soloist in Carmina Burana, and singing the role of Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress under the baton of Maestro Tito Muñoz.

In the 2014-15 season Mr. Paz made his Houston debut, singing the tenor solo in Orff’s Carmina Burana, and returned to the New York City stage with performances as Azaël in Debussy’s L’enfant prodigue and the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion, tenor soloist in Händel’s Messiah, and the Mayor in Albert Herring. Gilad also covered the role of Remendado in Carmen.

Some of Mr. Paz’s recent credits include Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette, Vogelsang (Mr. Cash) in The Impresario,  Tonio in La fille du régiment, Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Scaramuccio, Brighella, and Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos, Princ in Dvořak’s Rusalka, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, the title role in L’Orfeo, the Witch in Hänsel & Gretel, and Maximilian/Governor in Candide.

Giladʼs concert solos include Judas Maccabaeus, Missa Solemnis, Mozart’s Coronation Mass K.317, Bernstein’s Songfest, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. He also appeared as soloist in both St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.


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