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Charles Reid

Artist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Voice at Michigan’s Andrews University, Charles Reid is among America’s foremost lyric/dramatic tenors, with nearly forty works in his active repertoire. He is particularly sought after for Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde which he has performed in full-orchestra version with mezzo-soprano Susan Platts at the Bard Festival and with the Toledo Symphony, and in chamber version with Matthias Goerne at the Schubertíada a Vilabertran (Spain) and with JoAnn Falletta at the Virginia Arts Festival (recorded for Naxos). He is also tenor of choice for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony which he has sung with Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Des Moines Symphony and next performs with Canada’s Winnipeg Symphony. He has been welcomed on many of the world’s opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera (nine seasons), San Francisco Opera, Theater an der Wien, Frankfurt Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Theater Hagen (first-ever Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen), as well as the festivals of Bayreuth, Salzburg, Spoleto USA, Glimmerglass and Central City. Operas-in-concert include Wagner’s Das Rheingold with Jaap von Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic (acclaimed recording released on Naxos) and Der Rosenkavalier with Philippe Jordan and the Opéra National de Paris.

Mr. Reid’s recent seasons have included Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic/Andrew Constantine, Verdi’s Requiem with the Virginia Symphony/JoAnn Falletta, Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio) with the Kalamazoo Symphony/Raymond Harvey, Handel’s Messiah with Columbia Pro Cantare/Frances Dawson, and a recital of American Art Song at the Howard Performing Arts Center. He has also given concerts with the with Orchestre National de Lyon, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Orchestra, Washington, D.C.’s National Symphony, Lincoln Center’s “Mostly Mozart” Festival Orchestra, the Nashville, Allentown, Madison and Harrisburg Symphonies, Rochester and Buffalo Philharmonics and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Prestigious awards include the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, Loren L. Zachary Foundation, Marjorie Lawrence International Vocal Competition.