A native of Hong Kong, Apollo Wong is a conductorand operatic bass-baritone. He has sung major operatic and musical roles including Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Sarastro (The Magic Flute), Masetto (Don Giovanni), the Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring), Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Frère Laurent (Roméo et Juliette), Colline (La Bohème), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Geppetto (Pinocchio) and Javert (Les Misérables). As a singer-conductor, Wong has notably both sung the bass solos and conducted Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony no. 8, Symphony of a Thousand, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Faurè’s Requiem. Frequently involved in contemporary music, he also performed in world premiere operas by Chan Hing-yan: Lu Xun (Heart of Coral), Moon (Ghost Love) and Kang You Wei (Datong). He recently world premiered Valtinoni’s musical Alice in Wonderland as Duchess and Caterpillar and created the singer-conductor role of Lion/Master of the score in a brand new musical WILD in 2022.
Educated in the US and Germany, Wong was the winner of Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal competition and the Pasadena Opera Guild Vocal Scholarship. In 2019, Wong won first place at the Hong Kong Choral Conducting Competition and the Asia Pacific Youth Choir Award.
Wong is currently Chorusmaster of the HK Phil Chorus, Music Director of The Learners Chorus and The Learners Orchestra, conductor of The Hong Kong Children’s Choir and St Paul’s Co-educational College senior choirs. He also conducted or assisted with operas Aida, Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’more, Gianni Schicchi, La Bohème and Turandot.