Brandon Cedel, who has just graduated from the Metropolitan Opera's renowned Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, joined Oper Frankfurt's Ensemble this season. His first roles for the company include Ariodate in Handel's Xerxes, the bass role in Mozart's Betulia liberata and a Trojan Soldier in Les Troyens - all new productions - and Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni. Brandon Cedel recently sang Leporello (Don Giovanni) at the Glyndebourne Festival, where he made his debut in 2014 as Masetto, a role he sang last summer at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. During the 2015/16 season this American bass-baritone made his debut at the Boston Lyric Opera singing Colline in Puccini's La Bohème, which was followed by his debut at the Grand Théâtre de Genève as Theseus in Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Panthée in concert performances of Berliozʼ Les Troyens. He made his debut at Pittsburgh Opera singing Don Basilio in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. Since joining the Lindemann Program in 2013 he has sung various roles at the Met, most recently the Sergeant in Puccini's Manon Lescaut. which will be followed by concert performances of Straussʼ Salome with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Mozart's Figaro (role debut) at the Castleton Festival - a role he will sing at Philadelphia Opera in 2017.