Bass Matthew Anchel, called “a voice to watch” by the Wall Street Journal, was a Grand Finalist in the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. During the 2018-20 seasons Matthew joined the ensemble of Oper Stuttgart., His roles included Don Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Benoit (La Boheme), Crespel/Luther (The Tales of Hoffman) and The Cook in Love of Three Oranges. He spent the summer 0f 2019 at the Glyndebourne Festival, covering Sarastro in The Magic Flute. Prior to Stuttgart Matthew celebrated his fourth year on the Metropolitan Opera roster, covering in new productions of The Exterminating Angel and Cendrillon. He also joined Santa Fe Opera to cover Tsar Dodon in their production of The Golden Cockerel, debuted with St. Petersberg Opera as Sarastro in The Magic Flute, returned to Spoleto Festival USA as Lamberto in Pia de’ Tolomei, and sang the Bass Solo in Mahler 8 at Carnegie Hall.