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Special notice


In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 and uncertainties in global business travels, along with discussions with our tour presenters, performing venues and related partners, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra’s (HK Phil) tour to Japan and Korea, originally have been rescheduled to a later time of the year, now has been cancelled.

The HK Phil, Music Director Jaap van Zweden, our Board of Governors as well as the administration put the health and well-being of our audience, players and staff at the forefront of our priorities. We sincerely hope that the orchestra’s home city, as well as other parts of the world, will recover soon and overcome the current challenging situation. The orchestra and its Music Director Jaap van Zweden look forward to performing for audiences in Japan and Korea in the near future.

The HK Phil would like to thank our tour presenters in Japan and Korea, our performing venue partners, as well as sponsors, for their support.
Ticket holders for the affected concerts, please visit websites of relevant performing venues for ticketing assistance.

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.