Rod Nelman

Rod Nelman
  • With a repertoire of over 80 roles, Rod Nelman (Bartolo), bass-baritone, has performed leading roles with Washington National Opera, Arena di Verona, Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Nante, Utah Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Florentine Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Long Beach Opera, among others and has been on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera since 2009. He has performed Leporello and Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Bartolo in both Barbiere and Figaro, Mustafa in L’italiana, Dulcamara in Elixir, Magnifico in Cenerentola, Alfonso in Cosi, Pasquale in Pasquale, Osmin in Abduction, Basilio in Barbiere, Mephistopheles in Faust, Fasolt in Rheingold and Wotan and the Wanderer in The Ring. An accomplished musician, his vast repertoire includes contemporary works such as Kissinger in Nixon in China, Einstein in Einstein on Mercer Street (Kevin Puts), Leopold Mozart in Letters, Riddles, and Writs (Michael Nyman), Kublai Khan in Marco Polo (Tan Dun), the title role in Sweeney Todd, George in Of Mice and Men and Blitch in Susannah.

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    The Barber of Seville