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. Recent highlights include Dan Brown in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Kevin Puts’ The Hours; the title role in Hercules at the Karlsruhe Handel Festival; the title role in Don Giovanni for the Atlanta Opera; and a return to the Glyndebourne Festival as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On the concert platform, he sings Levite in an international tour of Handel’s Solomon with The English Concert under Harry Bicket. He last appeared with Music of the Baroque in April 2023.
Past appearances include the title role in Le nozze di Figaro for the Glyndebourne Festival; Dan Brown in the world premiere of The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra; Zuniga in Carmen for Chicago Opera Theater; Masetto in Don Giovanni for Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago; Leporello in Don Giovanni and Argante in Rinaldo for the Glyndebourne Festival; Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia for Boston Lyric Opera; the title role in Le nozze di Figaro for Opera Philadelphia and the Stuttgart Staatsoper; and Colline in La bohème and Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Canadian Opera Company.
Brandon Cedel’s many roles for Oper Frankfurt include Masetto in Don Giovanni, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, Lieutenant Ratcliffe in Billy Budd, Argante in Rinaldo, Ariodate in Xerxes, Cesare Angelotti in Tosca, Brander in La damnation de Faust, and Achior in Mozart’s La Betulia liberata.