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Keiron Cooke

Keiron Cooke

Associate Director
Will Pate

Will Pate

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Brandon

American Bass-baritone Brandon Cedel is a graduate of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and was an ensemble member of Oper Frankfurt from 2016-2019.

Highlights in his 2023/24 season include a return to The Metropolitan Opera as Dan Brown in a revival of Kevin Puts’ The Hours; a return to the Boston Lyric Opera as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, his debut for the Komische Oper, Berlin in the title role of a new production of Hercules, his debut for Des Moines Metro Opera as Golaud in Pelleas et Mélisande and Garibaldo in an international concert tour of Rodelinda with The English Concert/Harry Bicket.

Recent appearances include the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Argante (Rinaldo) for the Glyndebourne Festival; the title role in Hercules for the Karlsruhe Handel Festival; the title role in Don Giovanni for the Atlanta Opera; Dan Brown in the world premiere of The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Masetto (Don Giovanni) for The Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) for the Boston Lyric Opera; the title role in Le nozze di Figaro for Opera Philadelphia and the Stuttgart Staatsoper and Colline (La bohème) and Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for the Canadian Opera Company.

His many roles for Oper Frankfurt include Masetto, Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte), Lieutenant Ratcliffe (Billy Budd), Argante, Ariodate (Xerxes), Cesare Angelotti (Tosca), Brander (La damna­tion de Faust) and Achior in Mozart’s La Betulia Liberata.

Brandon is based in New York

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Nov 2023 - Nov 2023
Boston Lyric Opera
Don Magnifico - La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Dec 2023 - Dec 2023
International Concert Tour
Garibaldo - Rodelinda (Handel) Harry Bicket (conductor) The English Concert
Mar 2024 - Mar 2024
Komische Oper, Berlin
Hercules - Hercules (Handel)



  • Handel - Hercules

    Komische Oper Berlin
    Mar 2024
    • Hercules, American bass-baritone Brandon Cedel, was perfectly cast, with sheer vocal power, especially impressive in the last scene where Hercules pleads for death to end his agony.

    • The title character was portrayed by the American bass-baritone Brandon Cedel . Like John Tomlinson (in the epoch-making recording of the work with John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir), the sheer vocal power is impressive in this visually powerful display

    • The bass Brandon Cedel didn't have to shy away from the comparison with the Hercules statues , as he could not only boast visually but also vocally with powerful yet supple vocal material.