From: Manila, Philippines. LA Opera: Goro in Madama Butterfly (2012, debut); Spoletta in Tosca (2013); Bardolph in Falstaff (2013); Monostatos in The Magic Flute (2013); First Jew in Salome (2017); Spalanzani in The Tales of Hoffmann (2017). Upcoming: Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro (2022).
Rodell Aure Rosel is a guest of the major opera companies. Following his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Remendado in Carmen, he has appeared on that stage as Mime in Das Rheingold, Goro in Madama Butterfly, Pang in Turandot, Monastatos in The Magic Flute, the Prince and Man Servant in Lulu, Spoletta in Tosca, Faninal’s Major-domo in Der Rosenkavalier, Bardolph in Falstaff, Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, the Four Servants in The Tales of Hoffmann, and Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier, among other roles. He has appeared on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera as Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier and as Nathaniel and Franz in the new production of The Tales of Hoffmann. He has also appeared with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Monastatos.
Elsewhere, he has appeared with Seattle Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and Tulsa Opera as Goro in Madama Butterfly, Houston Grand Opera as Mime in Das Rheingold and Siegfried, Squeak in Billy Budd, Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Goro, Seattle Opera as Monastatos, Wolf Trap Opera as the Governor in Candide and the Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos, the Florentine Opera as Monastatos in The Magic Flute, Little Bat in Susannah, Njegus in The Merry Widow, and in the title role of Albert Herring, Santa Fe Opera in the world premiere of The Letter, the Ravinia Festival as Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, Spoletta and Arbace in Idomeneo, the Dallas Opera as Anthony Candolino in the world premiere of Heggie’s Great Scott, the Cleveland Orchestra as the First Jew in Salome, and Kentucky Opera as the Dancing Master in Ariadne auf Naxos, Arizona Opera as Loge in Das Rheingold, Numi Opera in the title role of Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf, and the National Theater in Taiwan as Mime.
Engagements for the 2021/22 season include Monostatos in The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera and at Pittsburgh Opera, and Spoletta in Tosca with Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Formerly a member 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 The Marriage of Figaro at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, as well as Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Tinca in Il Tabarro, all with Opera Nova-Santa Monica.
In addition to his award from the Metropolitan Opera, 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.