"The music is exceptionally difficult...Fortunately, the cast includes a standout tenor, Gibran Mahmud, who is wisely deployed as the lead voice on such key songs..." (Los Angeles Times)

"...Capitalizes on the vocal eloquence of the cast’s ringer, Gibran Mahmud, whose cascading tenor voice bounces brilliantly off the surrounding wood panels." (Musicals in LA)

Indonesian-American Tenor Gibran Mahmud has recently earned acclaim for his musical performances around the Los Angeles area. At home in opera, concert, and musical theatre, Gibran's recent credits include the West Coast premiere of Frank Martin's The Love Potion (Kaherdin), Pacific Overtures (The Fisherman/Dutch Admiral), and the world premiere of Hail Poetry! (George Power). Mr. Mahmud has also recently joined the Principal/Education Artists of Long Beach Opera and the company of Opera A La Carte, along with singing in the professional opera choruses of LA Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and Dayton Opera. He has sung with the summer programs of Angels Vocal Art, SongFest as a Professional Fellow, and for The VOICExperience Foundation with Sherrill Milnes. Mr. Mahmud has placed in competitions and received awards from the Center Stage Opera Vocal Competition, Classical Singer Competition, and Buckeye NATS. Mr. Mahmud hails from Dayton, OH and is an alumnus of USC Thornton School of Music (MM) and Miami University (BM).



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