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Rosel, Rodell Tenor
Rodell Aure 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 in the National Council Grand Finals Concert.

Mr. Rosel made his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Remendado in Carmen in 2005, and has, since that time, appeared on their stage as Prince/Manservant/Marquis in Berg’s Lulu, Bardolfo/Falstaff, Blind/Die Fledermaus, Altoum/Turandot, Benvolio/Roméo et Juliette, Ruiz/Il trovatore, the Second Jew/Salome, Borsa/Rigoletto, First Priest/Zauberflöte, and more notable roles. He has sung with the Wolf Trap Opera Company as Tanzmeister/Ariadne auf Naxos, Governor/Candide, Monostatos/Die Zauberflöte and Cornaccio/Volpone, and recently made his debuts with Houston Grand Opera (Squeak/Billy Budd), Pittsburgh Opera (Goro/Madama Butterfly) and Florentine Opera (Monostatos/Magic Flute).

Future engagements in his calendar include debuts with Santa Fe Opera in the world premiere of Paul Moravec’s The Letter (as Ong Chi Seng), and with the Metropolitan Opera as Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier, as well as Nathanaël and Spalanzani in Les contes d’Hoffman in the 2009-2010 season.

An alumnus 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. He has sung Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro at Music Academy of the West, as well as Monostatos/Die Zauberflöte, Kaspar/Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Tinca/Il Tabarro, all with Opera Nova-Santa Monica. (He is also an alumnus of Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California.)

In addition to his Grand Prize award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, 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. He is the recipient of scholarships from, among others, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Opera Buffs Career Achievement Award.

(Mr. Rosel has collaborated with world-renowned teachers, coaches, directors and conductors, which include Gianna Rolandi, Timothy Mussard, Frank Lopardo, Marilyn Horne, Franz-Josef Selig, Craig Rutenberg, Nico Castel, Warren Jones, (the late) Randall Behr, Heinz Blankenburg, Julius Rudel, Peter Schreier, Alessandro Corbelli, Bruno Bartoletti, Sir Andrew Davis, Jesus López-Cobos, John Mauceri, Patrick Summers, Olivier Tambosi, David McVicar, Francesca Zambello, Stefano Vizioli and John Copley.)

Buffs Performance(s): 3/22/09; 4/29/07, 10/12/03, 10/29/2000
Grants awarded:
Website: www.rodellrosel.com

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