Bass Matthew Anchel, called « a voice to watch » by the Wall Street Journal, has performed with many of the world’s leading companies and orchestras.
In the 2021-2022 season, Mr. Anchel will perform as the bass soloist in Mozart Requiem with Stiftsmusik Stuttgart, make his On Site Opera debut as Claggart in What Lies Beneath, returns to the Metropolitan Opera by making his debut singing Master of Ceremonies in Cinderella, Jailer in Tosca and covering Schwarz in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Un moine in Don Carlos, Latinus in Lavinia, and John in Anna Kommene at Alice Tully Hall, and makes his role and house debut as Vanuzzi in Die Schweigsame Frau at Bard Summerscape.
During the 2022-2023, Mr. Anchel will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago and Arizona Opera debuts. In recent seasons, Mr. Anchel has returned to the Metropolitan Opera, covering in new productions of The Exterminating Angel and Cendrillon and revivals of The Nose, The Magic Flute, and more.
He also joined Santa Fe Opera to cover Tsar Dodon in their production of The Golden Cockerel, made his company debut with St. Petersburg Opera as Sarastro, returned to Spoleto Festival USA as Lamberto in Pia de’ Tolomei, and performed the Bass Solo in Mahler’s 8th Symphony at Carnegie Hall.
In the fall of 2020, Mr. Anchel joined Stadttheater Giessen as Banquo in Macbeth and was slated to join Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck in 2021 as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte (COVID19).
During both the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 seasons, Mr. Anchel has joined the ensemble of Oper Stuttgart for a number of roles. He spent the summer of 2019 at the Glyndebourne Festival, covering Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte. He has also appeared with LA Opera, Oper Stuttgart, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera San Jose, Opera San Antonio to name a few. Mr. Anchel has a successful voice studio where he teaches singers who appear on operatic stages all over the world, on Broadway and television.