Background

A resident of Miami and a scholarship recipient of the Hess Conservatory and Palm Beach Opera Workshop, Gibson Dorcé has performed with The Lyric Opera of Miami, Coral Gables Chamber Symphony & Opera, Circulo Lirico de Miami, Key West Pops, and Opera and Serenade Productions.
 
His roles include Mephistophêles from Gounod Faust; Padre Guardiano in Verdi La Forza del Destino;The Four Villains in Offenbach Les Contes d’Offmann; Escamillo from Bizet Carmen, Raimondo from Donizetti Lucia de Lammemoor; King Philip and Gran Inquisitor from Verdi Don Carlo; Melchior and Balthazar from Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors; Sparafucile from Verdi Rigoletto; Barone and Dr. Grenvil in Verdi La Traviata; and Michel from Puccini Il Tabarro.
 
In 1999, Conductor Anton Guardagno hand picked Mr. Dorcé to participate in the Palm Beach Opera’s prestigious Opera Workshop. While there, he performed compromario roles with Palm Beach Opera, and covered, Ramphis in Verdi Aida, and Monterone in Verdi Rigoletto.
 
In 2000-2001 season,  he was given the distinct honor to perform his main stage solo debut in the Barber of Seville as Fiorello along side the incomparable, Rockwell Blake in Palm Beach Opera. It went so well that Massimo Morelli, Assistant Conductor to Maestro Guardagno at the time declared, “Gibson has a voice which should be heard.”
 
In 2003, Mr. Jay Hess, founder and president of the Hess Conservatory heard him in a private session with his vocal coach, Ms. Bella Smith and offered Mr. Dorcé a scholarship on the spot.
 
He progressed immensely with Ms. Smith. She coached him in several roles, including Simeon (the father) in Debussy L’Enfant Prodigue, which he performed in July 2005, with the Coral Gables Symphony and Opera.
 
In October, 2005, Gibson was asked to sing in a pilot program for WLRN (PBS), called, “The American Ideal”.
 
In December, 2005, under the baton of Key West Pops Orchestra’s conductor Vincent Zito, he made his Key West debut. Gibson played Mike, in a one act gem called, Blue Monday by George Gershwin.
 
Gibson Dorcé is a regular guest artist at the Annual Music Fest of Miami and is currently singing as a soloist/section leader at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Broward County, Florida.