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Brandon Cedel

Brandon Cedel (Garibaldo)


American bass-baritone Brandon Cedel is a recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and was an ensemble member of Oper Frankfurt from 2016–19.

Highlights in his 2023/24 season include a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Dan Brown in a revival of Kevin Puts’ The Hours; a return to the Boston Lyric Opera as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola; his debut for the Komische Oper, Berlin in the title role of a new production of Hercules; and Garibado in the current international concert tour of Rodelinda with The English Concert with Harry Bicket.

Recent appearances include the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Leporello Don Giovanni and Argante Rinaldo for the Glyndebourne Festival; the title role in Hercules for the Karlsruhe Handel Festival; the title role in Don Giovanni for the Atlanta Opera; Dan Brown in the world premiere of The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Masetto Don Giovanni for the Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia for the Boston Lyric Opera; the title role in Le nozze di Figaro for Opera Philadelphia and the Stuttgart Staatsoper and Colline La bohème and Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Canadian Opera Company.

His many roles for Oper Frankfurt include Masetto, Sprecher Die Zauberflöte, Lieutenant Ratcliffe Billy Budd, Argante, Ariodate Xerxes, Cesare Angelotti Tosca, and Achior in Mozart’s La Betulia Liberata.