Rodell Rosel is performs regularly with major opera companies throughout the United States.
Following his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Remendado in Carmen, he has appeared on that stage in numerous roles, including the Four Servants in The Tales of Hoffmann, Monastatos in The Magic Flute and Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier. For the Metropolitan Opera, he has appeared as Valzacchi and as Nathaniel and Frantz in a new production of The Tales of Hoffmann.
He made his LA Opera debut in 2012 as Goro in Madama Butterfly, and has returned as Spoletta in Tosca, Bardolph in Falstaff, Monostatos in The Magic Flute, the First Jew in Salome and Spalanzani in The Tales of Hoffmann. Elsewhere, he has appeared with Pittsburgh Opera and Tulsa Opera as Goro in Madama Butterfly; Houston Grand Opera as Squeak in Billy Budd, the Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos and Goro; Wolf Trap Opera as the Governor in Candide and the Dancing Master; the Florentine Opera as Monastatos in The Magic Flute, Little Bat in Susannah and in the title role of Albert Herring; Santa Fe Opera in the world premiere of The Letter; the Ravinia Festival as Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, Spoletta in Tosca and Arbace in Idomeneo; the Dallas Opera as Anthony Candolino in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Great Scott; and the Cleveland Orchestra as the First Jew in Salome.
In recent seasons, he has also appeared with Houston Grand Opera as Mime in both Das Rheingold and Siegfried, returned to Chicago as Mime and Monastatos, and made debut appearances with Seattle Opera as Monastatos and Goro. The 2017/18 season included returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Pang in Turandot, Florentine Opera of Milwaukee as Njegus in The Merry Widow, and debuts with Kentucky Opera as the Dancing Master and Arizona Opera as Loge in Das Rheingold. For the 2018/19 season, he will sing Mime in Taiwan and return to the Metropolitan Opera for this role.