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.