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Brandon Cedel

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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 to 2019. Highlights in his 2023-24 season include a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Dan Brown in a revival of Kevin Puts’s The Hours, a return to the Boston Lyric Opera as Don Magnifico in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, his debut for the Komische Oper Berlin in the title role of a new production of Handel’s Hercules, his debut for Des Moines Metro Opera as Goulaud in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, and Garibado in an international concert tour of Handel’s Rodelinda with The English Concert under Harry Bicket. Recent appearances include the title role in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Argante in Handel’s Rinaldo for the Glyndebourne Festival; the title role in Hercules for the Karlsruhe Handel Festival; the title role in Don Giovanni for Atlanta Opera; Dan Brown in the world premiere of The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Masetto in Don Giovanni for the Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Collatinus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia for Boston Lyric Opera; the title role in The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Philadelphia and the Stuttgart Staatsoper; and Colline in Puccini’s La bohème and Basilio in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville for the Canadian Opera Company.

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