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 2016-2019.
Highlights in his 2020/21 season include Lieutenant Ratcliffe BIlly Budd for the Metropolitan Opera and the title role in a new production of Handel’s Hercules at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe.
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 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, Brander La damnation de Faust and Achior in Mozart’s La Betulia Liberata.
Future seasons see him return to the Metropolitan Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival and make his debut at Teatro alla Scala, Milan.