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Anthony Reed

Commendatore (Don Pedro), Don Giovanni

2023-24 Season

American bass, Anthony Reed, makes his debut this season in the title role Le Nozze di Figaro at New Orleans Opera. He recently joined Pacific Symphony under the baton of Carl St. Clair for the role of Ceprano Rigoletto and this summer made a great success of the role of Tchelio The Love for Three Oranges at Des Moines Metro Opera. This season also takes him to France, where he sings the role of Masetto Don Giovanni at Opera de Rouen.

Recent engagements include his Royal Opera House debut as Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia in a Britten Pears Arts production inaugurated at Snape Maltings, and Simone in both Gianni Schicchi and Buoso’s Ghost at Florida Grand Opera. Other highlights include Sarastro Die Zauberflöte, Truffaldino Ariadne auf Naxos, Il Re Aida, Don Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Dulcamara L’elisir d’amore and Frère Laurent Roméo et Juliette.

As a member of the Ryan Opera Centre at Lyric Opera of Chicago for three seasons, the artist covered principal roles such as Fafner Der Ring des Nibelungen, Angelotti Tosca and Commendatore Don Giovanni. During his tenure as an Adler Fellow at San Francisco Opera, he covered Sparafucile Rigoletto and sang Count Ceprano, Timur Turandot and Colline La Boheme; additionally, he appeared in many mainstage roles including Schmidt Andrea Chenier, Mayor Jenufa and Hans Schwarz Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.

Often heard in symphony halls, Mr Reed’s concert repertoire includes Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s B Minor Mass, and The Messiah and Missa in Tempore Belli of Handel. He has appeared with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Philharmonia Baroque, and Curtis Symphony Orchestra, among others, under the batons of Andrew Davis, Mark Elder, James Gaffigan, Nicola Luisotti, George Manahan, Enrique Mazzola, Nicholas McGegan, Joana Carneiro and Donald Runnicles.

Anthony Reed is a distinguished alumnus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center, San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship and Merola Opera Program, Wolf Trap Opera, Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Wisconsin.

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