Angel Raii Gomez

Angel Raii Gomez

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Angel Raii Gomez

“Angel Raii Gomez (Ernesto) was the Audience Choice winner at last year’s Giargiari Bel Canto Competition, and indeed his liquid, warmly Mediterranian timbre is a crowd-pleasing sound; he’s also an appealing presence. When Gomez eases up – as in both the “Sogno soave e casto” and “Tornami a dir” – he’s a rising star”
– Parterre Box 2023

Angel Raii Gomez
Tenor

Angel Raii Gomez, an emerging voice on the opera stage, is currently a third-year resident artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts. Praised by critics for his “stage personality, tremendous wit and flare, and a heart-stopping pretty lyric tone”, Angel recently won the 2023 first prize in the prestigious Meistersinger Competition at AIMS in Graz, Austria. Roles performed at AVA include Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Gastone in La Traviata, and Triquet in Eugene Onegin.

This past fall Angel debuted the role of Percy in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at the Academy of Vocal Arts, and this coming spring he makes his much-anticipated debut there as Conte Almaviva in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Other roles he has performed include Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Don Jose in Carmen, and Podesta in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera. Recently he has also appeared in concert with the Ocean City Pops.

This coming summer he debuts the roles of Duca di Mantova in Verdi’s Rigoletto and Pluto in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld with Opera North in New Hampshire.  Angel was a 2024 Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition.