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Brandon Cedel

Brandon Cedel


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.

Recent highlights include the title role in Le nozze di Figaro for the Glyndebourne Festival; the title role in Hercules for the Karlsruhe Handel Festival; Dan Brown in the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Zuniga/Carmen for the Chicago Opera Theater.

Elsewhere he has sung Masetto/Don Giovanni for the Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Leporello/Don Giovanni and Argante/Rinaldo for the Glyndebourne Festival; Collatinus/The Rape of Lucretia for the Boston Lyric Opera; the title role in Le nozze di Figaro for Opera Philadelphia 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, Brander/La damnation de Faust, and Achior in Mozart’s La Betulia Liberata.

Future engagements include a return to the Metropolitan Opera House and the Glyndebourne Festival.