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Charles Reid

Charles Reid

Charles Reid is one of the most faceted tenor singers of the younger generation. He has been equally successful in roles of both Italian and German opera – as Duca in Rigoletto, Alfred in La Traviata, Macduff in Macbeth, Nemorino in L’Elisir d’amore, Belmonte in Die Entführung ausdem Serail, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Ottavio in DonGiovanni, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Titus, Naraboth in Salome and Froh in Rheingoldand many others.


In 2010 he sang at the Wiener Festwochen in Zemlinsky’s Florentinische Tragödie under Bertrand de Billy.

Charles Reid was educated at the Huston Baptist University. He won many prizes and competitions, among others that of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation and the Loren Zachary National Vocal Competition.


For many years he has been a member of the Nationaltheater Mannheim and at the same time a frequent guest at the Festivals in Bayreuth and Salzburg, at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, in San Francisco, Mexico City, Barcelona, Madrid and Vienna.

In addition, he performs on international concert stages, where he sings from a wide repertoire: from Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven to Schubert, Mendelssohn, Dvorák, Saint-Saëns, Verdi up to Pärt and Tippett.


Charles Reid can be heard on numerous CDs and DVDs, for example in Die Meistersingervon Nürnbergat Bayreuth, in Ascanio in Alba at Salzburg and in Haydn’s Jahreszeiten.


In addition to his performance schedule, Charles Reid has recently been appointed Director of Vocal Studies at Andrews University where he serves as Associate Professor and Artist-in-Residence.