Tenor (United States)
Mime in Siegfried. Previously:
Mime in Das Rheingold (2014), Dance Master in Ariadne
auf Naxos and Jason Chang in Courtside (2011), Goro
in Madame Butterfly (2010), and Squeak in Billy
About the Artist:
Rodell Rosel continues his portrayal of Mime at HGO after singing the role in Das Rheingold (2014). His other appearances at HGO include Dance Master in Ariadne auf Naxos and Jason Chang in Courtside (2011), Goro in Madame Butterfly (2010), and Squeak in Billy Budd (2008). The Manila, Philippines, native and alumnus of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago has made numerous appearances with that company since his debut as Remendado in Carmen, including the Prince and the Manservant in Lulu, Spoletta in Tosca, the First Priest in The Magic Flute, Borsa in Rigoletto, Faninal’s Major-domo in Der Rosenkavalier, Altoum in Turandot, the Second Jew in Salome, Bardolph in Falstaff, Ruiz in Il trovatore, Benvolio in Romeo et Juliette, Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, the Four Servants in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Monastatos in The Magic Flute, and most recently as Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier. For the Metropolitan Opera, he has appeared as Valzacchi, conducted by James Levine, and as Nathaniel and Franz in Les contes d’Hoffmann. Elsewhere, he has appeared with The Dallas Opera as Candolino in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Great Scott; Los Angeles Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and Tulsa Opera as Goro in Madama Butterfly; Wolf Trap Opera as the Governor in Candide and the Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos; the Florentine Opera as Monastatos, Little Bat in Susannah, and in the title role of Albert Herring; Santa Fe Opera in the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Letter; and the Ravinia Festival as Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, Spoletta, and Arbace in Idomeneo.