Described as having “a voice that could shake the rafters,” and which “…resonates authority,” Cody Müller, Bass, has been thrilling audiences for over a decade with his rich vocal timbre and compelling stage presence. His career so far has spanned the American states, Canada, and Mexico, performing for over 28,000 people in the spring of 2018 alone. His work on stage spans all genres and his comedic work has been touted as being “…played to the hilt.”
Müller has been engaged by opera companies and orchestras alike, finding a home in all types of repertoire. Some operatic credits include the Commentator in “Scalia/Ginsburg” with the Princeton Festival, Benoit/Alcindoro in “La bohème” with the Columbus Symphony, Sparafucile in “Rigoletto” with the Academy of Vocal Arts, Dr. Bartolo in “Le nozze di Figaro,” the Usher in “Trial by Jury” with Opera Delaware, Henezo in “L’amico Fritz” with Baltimore Concert Opera, Don Basilio in “The Barber of Seville,” Alidoro in “La Cenerentola,” the Four Villains in “Les contes d’Hoffmann” with Bel Cantanti Opera, Gus O’Neill in John Musto’s “Later the Same Evening” with Central City Opera, Don Alfonso in “Così fan tutte,” Marchese in “La Traviata” with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Gibbs in Ned Rorem’s “Our Town,” Don Magnifico in “La Cenerentola” and The Four Villains in “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” both with Opera in the Ozarks, Leporello in “Don Giovanni,” and Dr. Bartolo in “Le nozze di Figaro” with Eastman Opera Theatre. Müller’s most notable concert performances include Jesus in Bach’s “Matthäus Passion,” Brahms’s “Ein Deutsches Requiem,” Mendelssohn’s “Magnificat,” Beethoven’s “Mass in C,” Handel’s “Messiah,” Bach’s “Mass in B-minor” with the American Bach Soloists, and several Bach Cantatas: BWV 75, 80, 140, 179, & 214.
Müller’s lifelong passion is commissioning works specifically written for the young bass voice. He has sung the works of Patrick Dunnevant and Cortlandt Matthews, and is always looking for new composers to join him in this effort.
An avid choral musician, Müller has performed with various professional ensembles including William Weinert’s VOICES in Rochester, NY, David Schelat’s Master Singers of Wilmington, Delaware, and is currently employed by the Taylor Festival Choir in Charleston, South Carolina.
As Müller is highly sought after both for solo and ensemble appointments, the 2022-2023 season will see Müller make debuts at multiple houses including Opera Columbus. Müller is a graduate of the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts, The Eastman School of Music, and Belmont University. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.