With a vibrant, supple voice, strong diction, and engaging dramatic interpretation, Gail Novak Mosites debuts this season with Odyssey Opera of Boston, reprising the role of Mavis in Tobias Picker’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, and with the Erie Chamber Orchestra as First Lady in The Magic Flute. Praised for her skill in contemporary music, Ms. Mosites debuted at Opera San Antonio in Fantastic Mr. Fox and as Carrie, Cinny, and Julie in the orchestrated World Premiere of Speed Dating Tonight! by Michael Ching. The 2014 season also featured a “perfect Valencienne” in The Merry Widow with Opera Theater SummerFest and First Lady (The Magic Flute) with Undercroft Opera. Other significant roles include a light, but highly charismatic Lady Billows (Albert Herring), Violetta (La Traviata), Micaëla (Carmen), Antonia (Tales of Hoffmann), Servilia (La clemenza di Tito), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Gianetta (The Gondoliers), Emma in Thomas Albert’s Lizbeth, Cathleen (Riders to the Sea), and Masha in the premiere of Gilda Lyons’s Moonlight Suite. She also participated in the EPCASO program in Italy.
Gail has also sung with numerous local Pittsburgh organizations such as the Microscopic Opera Company, Undercroft Opera, the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus, Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Savoyards. Ms. Mosites’s recent concert and recital works include Mozart’s Exsultate jubilate, Britten’s On This Island, Saint-Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio, Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony, and Rutter’s Requiem. Ms. Mosites holds a Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Duquesne University.