As a stage performer, Dr. Asel is equally at home in operatic and musical theatre repertoire. Favorite roles include Jo March (Little Women), Carmen (Carmen), Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Desiree Armfeldt (A Little Night Music), Nettie Fowler (Carousel), Florence Pike (Albert Herring), and Mother (Amahl and the Night Vistors). An enthusiastic proponent of new opera, she has worked with Grammy Award winning composer Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein to workshop their new opera Carrie Madenda. She has also workshopped the role of Elizabeth Bennett in Kirke Meachem's Pride and Prejudice and performed the role of Mother in concert versions of Daniel Kellogg's new opera, The Autumn Orchard.
Dr. Asel's concert repertoire includes the works of Bach, Händel, Mozart, Mahler, and Honegger. As a recitalist she specializes in New American Art Song and German Lied.