La tragédie de Carmen

UTAH OPERA

ZUNIGA + GARCIA / MAY 2021

In its welcome back to the Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah Opera presented Peter Brook's adaptation of La tragédie de Carmen to audiences, with Mr. Bell in the rolls of Zuniga and Garcia. Mr. Bell was praised by audiences and favored by critics as a "master of stage presence" in this production.

Platée

DES MOINES METRO OPERA

MOMUS (CV) / JULY 2021

Mr. Bell covered the role of Momus in Des Moines Metro Opera's company premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Platée. Mr. Bell also appeared in the ensemble of this comedic French baroque masterpiece. 

Fellow Travelers

DES MOINES METRO OPERA

GENERAL ARLIE + BARTENDER +
HAWKINS FULLER (CV) 
 /   JULY 2021

As part of his season as an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, Mr. Bell appeared in this special 2nd Stage Series production of Gregory Spears/Gregory Pierce's Fellow Travelers as General Arlie and the Bartender. Mr. Bell also covered the dynamic lead role of Hawkins Fuller.

Zorro

FORT WORTH OPERA

GOMEZ /   JANUARY 2022

Mr.  Bell debuted the role of Gomez to critical acclaim in the world premiere production of Héctor Armienta's Zorro. Texas Classical Review wrote: "Baritone Brandon Bell as Gomez — a role practically written to steal the show — was rib-tickling and robust. In his FWO debut, his comic timing and deft use of pantomime elevated the character and the entire production. It’s a certainty that he will be returning to the FWO stage in other roles before long."

Vocal Fellow

RAVINIA FESTIVAL

VOCAL FELLOW / JULY-AUGUST 2021

Mr. Bell joined Ravinia's Steans Music Institute as a Vocal Fellow in the prestigious Program for Singers. Led by the incomparable Kevin Murphy, this professional studies program focuses on the performance of art song repertoire. Studying with internationally renowned faculty, Mr. Bell received public and private instruction through coachings and masterclasses, and performed in two live-streamed performances available to view HERE and HERE.