“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 is currently the tenor Resident Artist at Toledo Opera where he most recently performed the role of Second Priest in The Magic Flute. He has also recently earned acclaim for his musical performances in the Los Angeles area. At home in opera, concert, and music 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). He has also 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. Gibran has sung with the summer programs of Angels Vocal Art, SongFest as a Professional Fellow and for The VOICExperience Foundation with Sherrill Milnes. He 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). www.gibranmahmud.com