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Apollo Wong

Bass-baritone and conductor Apollo Wong is currently Music Director of the Learners Chorus and the Learners Orchestra. Recent performances include Mozart’s Requiem, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Mahler’s Symphonies No. 2 and 8, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Rachmaninoff’s The Bells. Wong has worked as Music Director of the Hong Kong Youth Choir and Opera Hong Kong Children’s Chorus. He has conducted Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amore, and was the assistant conductor of Bruno Aprea in Puccini’s La Bohème, principal musical advisor of Hong Kong Children’s Choir musical Magical Beanland and conductor of Opera Hong Kong Summer Opera Camp productions of The Magic Flute and The Pirates of Penzance. He conducted the Taipei Philharmonic Chorus and Evergreen Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of Helmuth Rilling in the Taipei Bach Festival. He has been chorus masters for Helmuth Rilling in Bach’s Mass in B minor, and Lorin Maazel in Britten’s War Requiem.

Wong has sung various operatic roles, including Superintendent Budd and Bottom in Britten’s Albert Herring and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ariodate in Handel’s Serse, Frère Laurent and Le Duc in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Lu Xun in Chan Hing Yan’s Heart of Coral, premiered in 2013 Hong Kong Arts Festival; and in the roles of King Oryant/Markes in 2014 premiere of Jeffery Ching’s Before Brabant in the same festival.

Wong has won first places in Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition and the Pasadena Opera Guild Vocal Scholarship.

 

 

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