(He/Him) Brandon Bell (he/him/his) is a baritone hailing from Suffolk, Virginia, currently in his first year as a Lesley Resident Artist with Fort Worth Opera. After an exciting 2020/21 season, including performances with Utah Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival, Mr. Bell's upcoming season sees his debuts with White Snake Projects, Cape Symphony, Fort Worth Opera, and Houston Grand Opera.
Brandon Bell is a young baritone making waves in the operatic landscape within North America. In the summer of 2021, Mr. Bell was granted a fellowship at the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute in their program for singers where he studied and performed a variety of art song repertoire. He also joined Des Moines Metro Opera in 2021 as an Apprentice Artist where he covered the roles of Momus in Platée and Hawkins Fuller in Fellow Travelers and sang the roles of General Arlie and the Bartender in Fellow Travelers. This season, Mr. Bell joins Fort Worth Opera as one of their Lesley Resident Artists where he will appear as Gomez in the world premiere production of Zorro. Additionally, this season, Mr. Bell will cover the dynamic role of Germont and sing Baron Douphol in Fort Worth Opera’s production of La Traviata and join White Snake Projects for their concert, Sing Strong: Incarcerated Voices. Mr. Bell also will make debuts with Houston Grand Opera in a workshop of Another City (Beck / Fleischmann) and Cape Symphony, singing the bass solos in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. In the summer of 2022, Mr. Bell will return to Des Moines Metro Opera, singing Jim and covering Jake in Porgy & Bess, and covering Thomas McKeller in the Midwest premiere of American Apollo (Geter / Palmer).
Mr. Bell recently finished his tenure as a Resident Artist with Utah Opera where he appeared in several virtually streamed concerts including Songs for Our Time and Light on the Horizon. On stage, he performed with Utah Opera as Dr. Grenvil in La traviata, the British Major in Silent Night, Montague Somers in Gentleman’s Island, and Garcia/Zuniga in La tragédie de Carmen.