American bass Anthony Reed makes his Royal Opera House debut this season as Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia in a Britten Pears Arts production inaugurated at Snape Maltings. He returns to the US to appear in Florida Grand Opera’s double bill as Simone in both Gianni Schicchi and Buoso’s Ghost.
Career 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.
“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