Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives
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. During the 2022/23 season, Anchel made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut covering the Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlos, returned to The Metropolitan Opera to cover Loreck in Fedora and 2nd Commissioner in Dialogues des Carmélites, sang Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro at Opera San Jose, and made his Arizona Opera debut as Sarastro in The Magic Flute, a role he also sang with Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2023, he sang Escamillo in Hogfish Festival’s production of Carmen. In 2023/24, Anchel sings Melisso in Alcina with St. Petersburg Opera Company, returns to The Metropolitan Opera to cover Reinmar in Tannhäuser and sing 2nd Armed Man in The Magic Flute, returns to Arizona Opera singing Frère Laurent in Roméo & Juliette, makes his Nashville Opera debut as Sarastro in The Magic Flute, and returns to Carnegie Hall with the Cecelia Chorus of NY to sing Petrus in Christ on the Mount of Olives.