Previously for HGO Grammy-nominated tenor Rodell Rosel has portrayed Mime in Siegfried (2016) and in Das Rheingold (2014); Dance Master in Ariadne auf Naxos and Jason Chang in Courtside (2011); Goro in this production of Madame Butterfly (2010); and Squeak in Billy Budd (2008). Other engagements during the 2023-24 season include Goro in Madame Butterfly at the Grand Teton Music Festival and Boston Lyric Opera, Beppe in Pagliacci at Austin Opera, and Monostatos in The Magic Flute for Cleveland Orchestra. Rosel appears regularly in major opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, and Royal Opera House. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier. He originated the roles of Ong Chi Seng in Paul Moravec’s The Letter at Santa Fe Opera, as well as Anthony Candolino in Terrence McNally and Jake Heggie’s Great Scott at Dallas Opera. He has performed the role of Monostatos in The Magic Flute with the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Los Angeles Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera. He has sung the title role in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg, Britten’s Albert Herring, as well as Tamino in The Magic Flute and Don José in Carmen. He recently made his house and role debut as Calaf in Turandot with Opera Southwest. Rodell was a grand prize winner of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and a prize winner in the Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition, Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, and the Jose Iturbi International Competition. He was part of the Grammy-nominated cast of John Musto’s opera, Volpone.
Squeak: BILLY BUDD 2007-08
Goro: MADAME BUTTERFLY 2010-11
Jason Chang: COURTSIDE 2010-11 (World premiere, Chinese Community Center)
Dance Master: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 2010-11
Mime: DAS RHEINGOLD 2013-14
Mime: SIEGFRIED 2015-16