Filipino tenor Rodell Rosel makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season as Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte).
From Manila, Rosel studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. He won the Grand Prize from the Metropolitan Opera National Council and is an alumnus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center. His roles with leading US companies include: Remendado (Carmen), Four Servants (Les Contes d’Hoffman), Bardolfo (Falstaff), Dr Blind (Die Fledermaus), Prince and Manservant (Lulu), Mime (Das Rheingold), Borsa (Rigoletto), Valzacchi and Major Domo (Der Rosenkavalier), Benvolio (Roméo et Juliette), Second Jew (Salome), Spoletta (Tosca), Ruiz (Il trovatore), Emperor Altoum and Pang (Turandot) and Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) for the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Valzacchi (Der Rosenkavalier) and Nathaniel and Franz (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) for the Metropolitan Opera New York; Bardolfo (Falstaff), First Jew (Salome), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) and Spoletta (Tosca) for Los Angeles Opera; and Mime (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Squeak (Billy Budd) and Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Houston Grand Opera. He has created two roles in world premieres: On Chi Seng in Paul Moravec’s The Letter at the Santa Fe Festival and Anthony Candolino in Jake Heggie’s Great Scott with the Dallas Opera.
Concert appearances include After the Storm, a 2014 concert for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.