Gil Zilkha enjoys an active singing career in repertoire ranging
         from early music to new composition, art song to opera, and
         covering a wide variety of cultural styles. He is equally adept at
         immersing himself in serious as well as comic roles. In addition
         to venues throughout the United States, Gil has performed
         concert solos in Germany, Austria, Ireland, and Wales. 
         Based in his native Austin, Texas, Gil has performed numerous
         concert and oratorio solos. Some of his favorites include the role
         of Jesus in the Bach Passions, Ich habe genug, and the bass solo
in Mozart's Requiem. Gil made his Austin Lyric Opera debut

         in 2009 as Count Ceprano in Verdi's Rigoletto. With the Gilbert and
         Sullivan Society of Austin, he has performed the roles of Captain
         Corcoran in HMS Pinafore and King Hildebrand in Princess Ida

         Gil has performed with such award-winning ensembles as the
         Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chorus, Conspirare, and the Texas
         Early Music
Project. He received his Masters in Voice Performance
         from the
University of Texas at Austin in 2000. His principal
         voice teachers
were Rose Taylor and Nikita Storojev.


gil zilkha captain corcoran

"Zilkha found the best mix of vocal beauty and clear diction." - Austin-American Statesman
                                                                                                                           (Bach Christmas Oratorio)

"...the lively Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, with bass soloist Gil Zilkha, stood out." - Dachau News (Germany)

Concert Solos

                   J. S. Bach                     St. Matthew Passion (Jesus, arias)
                                                           St. John Passion (Jesus)
                                                           Mass in B minor
                                                           Christmas Oratorio
                                                           Cantata BWV 4 ("Christ lag in Todesbanden")
                                                           Cantata BWV 18 ("Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt")
                                                           Cantata BWV 31 ("Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret")
                                                           Cantata BWV 36 ("Schwingt freudig euch empor")
                                                           Cantata BWV 61 ("Nun komm, der heiden Heiland")
                                                           Cantata BWV 78 ("Jesu, der du meine Seele")
                                                           Cantata BWV 80 ("Ein' fest Burg ist unser Gott")
                                                           Cantata BWV 82 ("Ich habe genug")
                                           Cantata BWV 130 ("Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir")
                                                           Cantata BWV 140 ("Wachet auf")
                                                           Cantata BWV 211 ("Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht" aka 'Coffee Cantata')
                   Beethoven                   Mass in C
                   Bernstein                    Chichester Psalms
                   Britten                          Rejoice in the Lamb
                                                       Hymn to St. Cecilia
                   M.A Charpentier      In Nativitum Domini Canticum
                   Duruflé                        Requiem
                   Dvořák                         Stabat Mater
                   Fauré                            Requiem
                   Handel                         Messiah
                                                      Judas Maccabeus
                                                    Dettingen Te Deum
                                                    Prepare the Hymn
                   J. Haydn                      The Creation (Adam)
                                         Lord Nelson Mass
                                               Theresa Mass
                   M. Haydn                    Ave Regina
                   Monteverdi                Vespers of 1610
                   Mozart                          Requiem
                                                        Mass in C minor
                                                         Coronation Mass
                                                         Solemn Vespers
                   Pärt                                Miserere
                   Vaughan Williams   Five Mystical Songs
                                                           Fantasia on Christmas Carols

                                                         Serenade to Music
                   Vivaldi                          Magnificat

Opera Roles

                   Blow                             Venus and Adonis                              Adonis                                               Chorus Austin           
                   Menotti                        Amahl and the Night Visitors       Balthazzar                                         University of Texas
                   Mozart                         Cosi fan tutte                                       Don Alfonso (understudy)          University of Texas  
                   Mozart                         Don Giovanni (scenes)                    Don Giovanni                                  Texas Choral Consort
                   Mozart                         Le Nozze di Figaro                             Figaro                                                 University of Texas
                   Mozart                         Der Schauspieldirektor                     Buffo                                                  University of Texas
                   Mozart                         Die Zauberflöte (scenes)                  Sarastro                                             University of Texas
                   Puccini                         La Bohème (Act 2)                             Colline                                                Texas Choral Consort
                   Sullivan                       HMS Pinafore                                      Captain Corcoran                           Gilbert and Sullivan
                                                                                                                                                                                           Society of
                   Sullivan                       Princess Ida                                          King Hildebrand                             Gilbert and Sullivan
                                                                                                                                                                                           Society of

                Verdi                             Rigoletto                                                Count Ceprano                               Austin Lyric Opera
                   Wagner                        Das Rheingold (scenes)                   Wotan                                                University of Texas


                 Oregon Bach Festival (soloist)
                   Conspirare Chamber & Symphonic Chorus (section leader)
                   Victoria Bach Festival Chamber & Festival Chorus (section leader)
                  Texas Early Music Project (soloist)
                  Texas Choral Consort (soloist/section leader)
                   Chorus Austin (soloist)
                 Abendchor (Lincoln, NE) (soloist)
                  Austin Singers (soloist)
                 Vox Humana (Nashville, TN)
                 University of Texas Choral Arts Society
                 University of Texas Opera Theatre
                  St. Martin's Lutheran Church Choir, Austin, Texas (soloist/section leader)
                   First United Methodist Church Choir, Austin, Texas (soloist/section leader)
                   St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, Austin, Texas (soloist)
                 University of Texas Chamber Singers & Concert Chorale (soloist/section leader)
                   New York University Chamber Singers
                 Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin
                Austin Choral Union