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Apollo Wong

A native of Hong Kong, Apollo Wong is a conductor and 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 (Die Zauberflöte), Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Frère Laurent (Roméo et Juliette), Colline (La bohème), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Geppetto (Pinocchio) and Javert (Les Misérables), among others.  As a singer-conductor, Wong has notably both sung the bass solos and conducted Bach’s Mass in B minor, 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 Fauré’s Requiem. Frequently involved in contemporary music, Apollo 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. He has performed for Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh.  


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 HK Phil Chorus, Music Director of The Learners Chorus and The Learners Orchestra. He also conducted and assisted operas Aida, Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore, Gianni Schicchi, La bohème and Turandot.