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Gil Yousem is excited to be making his debut with both Mission Opera and Valley Opera and Performing Arts as Gregorio understudy. A California native, Gil has performed various roles in the LA and Ventura County area. Most recently, he has performed the role of Abraham Kaplan in Weill’s Street Scene, as well as Beast in Beauty and Beast, Herald in Young Frankenstein, and the role of Roger in the world premiere of Nothing. Equally comfortable in choral music, he has performed works such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Handel’s Messiah, and Morten Lauridsen’s Les Chanson des Roses.
He is a recent graduate of California State University, Northridge where he performed in both CSUN Opera and CSUN Theatre.