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.
“Splendid bass Anthony Reed is the home-loving Collatinus…” Claudia Pritchard, Culture Whisper, 13 November 2022
“Anthony Reed as Collatinus revealed a beautifully focused voice and, more, convincing expressions of continued love in the second act.” Colin Clarke, Seen and Heard International, 15 November 2022
“American bass Anthony Reed as Lucretia’s husband Collatinus has a fabulous and commanding resonant bass voice. He is a stern presence and the only adult in the room. After Lucretia’s death, Reed acts superbly, hands quivering, totally lost and trying to make sense of the senseless.” Adrian York, London Unattached, 14 November 2022
For Tchielo The Love for Three Oranges, DMMO 2023
“A memorable scene … with Anthony Reed’s assured turn as Tchélio, the magician who loses his powers to protect the King. Mr. Reed’s resonant bass, fine musical phrasing, and appealing demeanor were a pleasure to encounter.” James Sohre, Opera Today, July 28, 2023