Rodell Rosel has already attracted interest among the major opera companies in the U.S. from his appearances on the stage of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and at the Metropolitan Opera.
Mr. Rosel made his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Remendado in Carmen and has, since that time, appeared on their stage as Prince and Man Servant in Lulu, the First Priest in Die Zauberflöte, Borsa in Rigoletto and as Faninal’s Major-domo in Der Rosenkavalier, Altoum in Turandot and the Second Jew in Salome, Bardolph in Falstaff, Ruiz in Il Trovatore, Benvoglio in Roméo et Juliette, and Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus. For the Metropolitan Opera, he has appeared as Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier conducted by James Levine and as Nathaniel and Franz in their new production of Les Contes d’Hoffman.
Elsewhere, he has appeared with the Pittsburgh Opera as Goro in Madama Butterfly and the Houston Grand Opera as Squeak in Billy Budd , Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Goro, returned to Wolf Trap as the Governor in Candide and the Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos, the Florentine Opera as Monastatos in The Magic Flute, Santa Fe Opera in the world premiere of The Letter, and the Ravinia Festival as Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro.
This season, he appeared with the Lyric Opera of Chicago singing the Four Servants in Les Contes d’Hoffman and Monastatos in Die Zauberflöte, the Florentine Opera as Little Bat in Susannah, Tulsa Opera as Goro, Ravinia Festival as Spoletta in Tosca, and the Cleveland Orchestra as the 1st Jew in Salome. This summer, he will return to the Ravinia Festival as Arbace in Idomeneo. Next season includes appearances with Los Angeles Opera as Goro and Spoletta and his return to the Florentine Opera in the title role of Albert Herring.
Formerly a member of the Ryan Opera Center (formerly Lyric Opera Center for American Artists), the Manila native studied at the University of California in Los Angeles, where he sang the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring and leading roles in Mozart, Rossini and Ravel, also appearing as tenor soloist in The Creation, Messiah and the Mozart Requiem.
In addition to his award from the Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Rosel has received a third-place award from the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, a second-place award at the Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition, and was a finalist at the Loren Zachary National Vocal Competition.