The American singer Brandon Cedel joined the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt at the beginning of the 2016/17 season, during which his roles included Ariodate in Xerxes, the bass role in Mozart's Betulia liberata - both new productions - and Masetto in Don Giovanni. This season he can be heard singing Argante in Rinaldo, a prisoner in Aus einem Totenhaus/From the House of the Dead, roles in the a double bill: Haddad's A Wintery Spring (world premiere) & Zelenka's Il serpente di bronzo - all new productions - Sire de Béthune in Les Vêpres siciliennes, Donner in Das Rheingold and Lieutenant Ratcliff in Billy Budd. He recently sang Leporello and Masetto, a role he also sang last summer at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, in Don Giovanni in Glyndebourne. Other recent engagements have included Mozart's Figaro at Philadelphia Opera and the Castleton Festival, Colline (La Bohème) at the Boston Lyric Opera, Theseus (Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Panthée (Les Troyens, in concert) at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva and Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at Pittsburgh Opera. This graduate from the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development returns on a regular basis to the Met, most recently for the Sergeant in Manon Lescaut.