“Gabriela Estephanie Solis, the mezzo-soprano soloist and a San Francisco Bay area native, consistently stole the show with her rich tone and seemingly effortless melismatic lines.”

— San Francisco Classical Voice

“…it was Solis who always seemed to add just the right amount of dramatic seasoning to her delivery of her texts…”

— The Rehearsal Studio

Noted for her “moving expressiveness” (San Francisco Classical Voice), mezzo-soprano GABRIELA ESTEPHANIE SOLÍS enjoys a varied performing career as a concert soloist and ensemble artist.

Her diverse repertoire includes Bach’s B Minor Mass (American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy), Handel’s Messiah (Seraphic Fire), Copland’s In the Beginning (University of Notre Dame), Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (Sacred Music at Notre Dame), and Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos (Border CrosSing and Minnesota Orchestra). She is also a frequent soloist with the California Bach Society and Chora Nova in the San Francisco Bay Area for works such as Rachmaninoff’s All-night Vigil, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Zelenka’s Missa Divi Xaverii, and various masses and cantatas by J.S Bach. Gabriela is equally comfortable on stage, and has performed the roles of Medoro in Handel’s Orlando (Boston Early Music Festival Young Artist Training Program), Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina, and Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto at San Francisco State University, under the direction of Christine Brandes.

A committed ensemble musician, she has sung with groups such as Lorelei Ensemble, Seraphic Fire, Border CrosSing, the American Bach Soloists Choir, Cappella SF, Eya Ensemble, JSB Ensemble Stuttgart, the Weimar Bach Cantata Academy, and the choirs of the Washington National Cathedral and National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Gabriela was winner of the 2018 Bethlehem Bach Aria Competition and won second place in the 2021 NATS Mid-Atlantic regionals. She also competed as a finalist in the Audrey Rooney Kentucky Bach 2021 competition and the 2022 Handel Aria Competition in Madison, WI.

Photo by Veronique Kherian.


Excerpt from Holst’s The Cloud Messenger | March 2023 with Chora Nova and Paul Flight

“Where shall I fly?…See! See! They come!” from Handel’s Hercules | August 2022 with the Madison Bach Musicians at the 9th annual Handel Aria Competition

“Furie son dell’alma mia,” from Handel’s Partenope | August 2022 with the Madison Bach Musicians at the 9th annual Handel Aria Competition



Seraphic Fire
Handel’s Messiah
April 28-May 1st, 2022 | FL
Soloist and Chorister

Georgetown Chorale
Beethoven’s Mass in C and Choral Fantasy
May 14th, 2022 | Washington, D.C.

Border CrosSing
Un Milagro de Fe Album Release Concert
May 22nd, 2022 | St. Paul, MN

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra 
Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht
Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder (selections)
June 19th, 2022 | Berkeley, CA

9th Annual Handel Aria Competition
August 19th, 2022 | Madison, WI

Viva Voce
Distler and Schütz motets
September 24 and 25th, 2022 | Haverford College, PA

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
Hayden, Hummel, and Hensel
October 6th, 2022 | Winter Park, FL

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra + Border CrosSing
Bach and Zumaya
November 3-6th, 2022 | St. Paul, MN

Choral Arts Philadelphia
Schütz’ Musikalische Exequien
November 12 and 13th, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

Border CrosSing and the Minnesota Orchestra
Handel’s Messiah and Ramírez’ Navidad Nuestra
December 9 and 10th, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
Purcell, Handel, and Britten
February 5th, 2023 | Winter Park, FL

Choral Arts Philadelphia
Bach’s BWV 127 and a world premiere by Chelsea Komschlies
March 4, 2023 | Philadelphia, PA

Handel’s Messiah
March 12th, 2023 | McLean, VA

Chora Nova
Holst’s The Cloud Messenger
March 18th, 2023 | Berkeley, CA

Seraphic Fire
First | Last
April 27-April 30th, 2023 | FL

Photo by Bill Hocker.