A headshot of Brandon Bell


Brandon Bell is a second-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2023-24. Last season, his roles included Hunter in Rusalka and Boy in Denis & Katya. This season, his roles include Fiorello in Barber of SevilleOreste in Iphigénie en Tauride, “Pa” Zegner in Proving Up, and Baron Douphol in La Traviata.  

Brandon Bell 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.

Mr. Bell has appeared on numerous stages across the country, including the California Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Saratoga, and Chautauqua Opera. Mr. Bell has received national awards and recognition from the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, Gerda Lissner Foundation, Mondavi Center Young Artist Competition, the Orpheus National Music Competition for Vocalists, and the East Bay Opera League Young Artist Competition.

​Mr. Bell’s Residency is generously sponsored by Robert J. and Sharon E. Sclabassi.

Brandon Bell as the dastardly Count in our Student Matinee of The Marriage of Figaro (photo credit: David Bachman)

Brandon Bell enchants at the Maecenas gala (photo credit: David Bachman)

"[Brandon Bell's] name on future cast lists a welcome sight. He sings with much warmth and steadiness of tone, and with neatly phrased, clear diction." -- onStage Pittsburgh (photo credit: David Bachman)

Brandon Bell in Denis & Katya (photo credit: David Bachman)

Brandon Bell at Rising Stars (photo credit: David Bachman)