Gabriel Rollinson is a German-American bass. His role experience spans through opera, oratorio and Lied, to musical theater and operetta. In Germany, productions include Così fan tutte (Don Alfonso) with Clemens Schuldt at the Prinzregententheater, and The Magic Flute (Sarastro) with Olaf Storbeck and the Lyric Opera Studio Wiemar. In Newfoundland, Verdi’s La Traviata and Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Dottore Grenvil and Speaker of the Temple respectively) with festival Opera on the Avalon. Productions in New York City include Gustav Holst’s The Perfect Fool (Traveler), Scarlatti's La Giuditta (Sacerdote), conducted by early music specialist Kenneth Cooper, and in Franz Lehár's Das Land des Lächelns (Gustav), directed by Dona Vaughn. Musical theater productions include The Boys from Syracuse (Dromio of Ephesus), and the musical adaptation of Anne of Green Gables (Mathew).
As a soloist and choral performer, Gabriel has sung in works such as Monteverdi's Vespers and Poulenc's Gloria, which he performed at Alice Tully Hall with conductor Anton Armstrong and in Bach's B minor mass with the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra under the baton of Kent Tritle. He was a member of the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir which traveled to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and at various venues in New York City, including with Allan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for Henry Walton's Henry V with Christopher Plummer as narrator, Beethoven's Symphony #9, and Ive's Symphony #4.
His recital programs often feature works by Vaughn Williams and Schubert, as well as his own original compositions. He gives regular recitals in Germany and has performed in Italy, Franz and Austria. Rounding out his studies has brought him to masterclasses and courses such as by KS Brigitte Fassbaender, Rudolf Piernay, and Thomas Quasthoff.
Premiered works include a micro-song cycle entitled "Seeking You" by composer Joseph Rubinstein and librettist Jason Kim, and a choral work by Alex Burtzos, "Come Away Death."
Gabriel graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Degree in May 2015. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree at the Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich, studying with Michelle Breedt.