Upcoming Engagements

Lyric Opera of Chicago
October 1, 5, 9 (matinee), 13, 16 (matinee), & 22, 2016M/em>
Mime, Mem>Das Rheingold

Don José, Carmen
(more info)

Lyric Opera of Chicago
December 10, 12, & 14, 2016
January 6, 8 (matinee), 12 (matinee), 14, 17, 22 (matinee), 25 (matinee), & 27, 2017
Monostatos, The Magic Flute
(more info)

Los Angeles Opera
February 18 & 25, 2017
March 2, 5 (matinee), 16, & 19 (matinee), 2017
First Jew, Salome
(more info)

Recital (Los Angeles)
El Camino College Marsee Auditorium
March 3, 2017 at 8:00pm
(more info)

Los Angeles Opera
March 25 & 30, 2017
April 2 (matinee), 6, 9 (matinee), & 15, 2017
Spalanzani, The Tales of Hoffmann
(more info)

Seattle Opera
May 6, 7 (matinee), 10, 13, 14 (matinee), 17, 19, & 20 (matinee), 2017
Monostatos, The Magic Flute
(more info)

(More upcoming engagements)

Acclaim

What people are saying about Rodell…

 

TOSCA
Spoletta
Ravinia Festival, July 2011

Chicago Sun-Times
“… Filipino tenor and Ryan Center alum Rodell Rosel found some appropriate creepiness (and a rather astonishing hairdo) as Spoletta.”

Chicago Tribune
“… Ryan Center Alum Rodell Rosel’s bright-voiced Spoletta.”

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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Tanzmeister
Houston Grand Opera, April 2011

Opera News
“… Rodell Rosel’ incisive tenor well-portrayed the Dancing Master’s cunning, calculating nature.”

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MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Goro
Houston Grand Opera, October 2010

Opera News
“The uniformly strong cast of singing actors was rounded out by tenor Rodell Rosel, a crisp and business-like Goro;”

Associated Press
“Tenor Rodell Rosel, born in the Philippines, also stood out as an animated Goro, the practical marriage broker.”

Houston Chronicle
“Rodell Rosel exudes the right wily opportunism as marriage broker Goro.”

Houston Press
“… and Rodell Rosel as opportunistic Goro come off best.”

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LES CONTES D’HOFFMAN
Nathanael
Metropolitan Opera, December 2009

The Wall Street Journal
“… Rodell Rosel stood out as the student Nathanael in the tavern scenes.”

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THE LETTER
Ong Chi Seng
Santa Fe Opera, July 2009

Santa Fe New Mexican
“Rodell Rosel’s lucid tenor and good character projection made his appearances as Joyce’s clerk, Ong Chi Seng, quite memorable. ”

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LES CONTES D’HOFFMAN
Nathanael
Metropolitan Opera, December 2009

The Wall Street Journal
“… Rodell Rosel stood out as the student Nathanael in the tavern scenes.”

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THE MAGIC FLUTE
Monostatos
Florentine Opera, April 2009

Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
“… comic, gymnastic Monostatos.”
“Making Monostatos a preposterously horny little guy allowed the comedy to play.”

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LULU
Prince/Manservant/Marquis
Lyric Opera of Chicago, November 2008

Opera News
“… Rodell Rosel contributed intimidating doses of menace as… the Marquis.”

ConcertoNet.com
“Also of particular note was the young tenor Rodell Rosel, who sang the three roles of the Prince, Manservant, and Marquis. Awkward in the first act, comical in the second, and menacing in the third, Rodell has a gifted theatrical presence and a clear, ringing top to his voice.”

Chicago Tribune
“… excelled in multiple roles.”

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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Tanzmeister
Wolf Trap Opera Company, August 2008

Washington Times
“Tenor Rodell Rosel adds piquancy to the mix with his outrageous portrayal of the company’s ‘Dance Captain.'”

Opera News
“…slender Rodell Rosel was as secure and colorful in his singing of the role as he was steady on his platform shoes”

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FALSTAFF
Bardolfo
Lyric Opera of Chicago, January 2008

Opera News
“… deftly characterized and solidly sung.”

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MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Goro
Pittsburgh Opera, October 2007

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Rodell Rosel perfectly walked the line between cartoon and character as Goro,”

Pittsburgh Tribune
“And Rodell Rosel, in his debut with the company, used excellent vocal coloration and precise acting to make marriage broker Goro come to sleazy life.”

Opera News
“Rodell Rosel’s Goro was notable for his bright-voiced enunciation.”

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VOLPONE
Cornaccio
Wolf Trap Opera Company, June 2007

Washington Post
“Tenor Rodell Rosel seemed to put a touch of the late comic actor Paul Lynde in his performance — fussy and high-strung.”

Opera News
“Rodell Rosel proved vocally and theatrically winning as Cornaccio.”

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TURANDOT
Altoum (Emperor)
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Opera News
“Rodell Rosel contributed an excellent Emperor Altoum.”

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RISING STARS CONCERT
Ryan Opera Center
Civic Opera House, April 2006

Chicago Sun-Times
“Rodell Rosel, a Filipino-American tenor, provided the evening’s tidal wave.”
“… already possesses the magnetism of a high-voltage Broadway star.”
“Slithering from daunting heights to fearsome depths in the ‘Aria of the Worm’ from John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, he was riveting.”
“Rosel turned Corigliano’s long-lined phrases into cold caresses, beguiling but full of contempt.”

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METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL COUNCIL AUDITIONS GRAND FINALS
Lincoln Center, March 2005

New York Times
“Another reasonably finished product… who should keep doing well in the character parts he aims for.”

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PALM BEACH OPERA VOCAL COMPETITION WINNERS CONCERT
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, May 2006

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“And the sole tenor among the winners, Rodell Rosel, threw himself into the humor of ‘Jour et nuit’ from Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffman, with ripely robust vocalism and acrobatic comic flair.”

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