Cast Bio – Matthew Anchel, Sarastro

Bass Matthew Anchel, praised for his “magnetic, deep voice,” by the New York Times, was a Grand Finalist in the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

The 2017-18 season will be his fourth on the Metropolitan Opera roster, covering in new productions of The Exterminating Angel and Cendrillon. He will also join Santa Fe Opera to cover Tsar Dodon in their production of The Golden Cockerel, he will debut with St. Petersburg Opera as Sarastro in The Magic Flute, sing The Messiah with Live Arts Maryland and sing the Bass Solo in Mahler 8 at Carnegie Hall with the Canterbury Choral Society.

He has also performed with Los Angeles Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Oper Leipzig, Opera San Jose, Anchorage Opera, The Spoleto Festival, Opera San Antonio, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Caramoor Festival, Merola Opera Program, and Music Academy of the West among others.

Mr. Anchel will be joining Oper Stuttgart for the 2018-2019 season singing in multiple productions.  We’re thrilled to welcome him to our stage.


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