From: Hershey, Pennsylvania. LA Opera: A Levite in Solomon (2023).

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 2022/23 season 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 and Christus in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Music of the Baroque under Dame Jane Glover.

Recent appearances include the title role in The Marriage of Figaro for the Glyndebourne Festival; the title role in Hercules for the Karlsruhe Handel Festival; Dan Brown in the world premiere of The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra; Zuniga in Carmen for the Chicago Opera Theater; Masetto in Don Giovanni for the Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Leporello in Don Giovanni and Argante in Rinaldo for the Glyndebourne Festival; Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia for the Boston Lyric Opera; the title role in The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Philadelphia and the Stuttgart Staatsoper and Colline in La Bohème and Basilio in The Barber of Seville for the Canadian Opera Company.

His many roles for Oper Frankfurt include Masetto, the Speaker in The Magic Flute, Lieutenant Ratcliffe in Billy Budd, Argante in Rinaldo, Ariodate in Xerxes, Cesare Angelotti in Tosca, Brander in The Damnation of Faust and Achior in Mozart’s La Betulia Liberata.

Learn more at