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Charles Reid
Charles Reid
Charles Reid Kunz Vogelsang

Charles Reid

The American tenor Charles Reid built up an extensive repertory in the United States before moving to Europe, appearing with the Metropolitan Opera, New York, San Francisco Opera, Connecticut Opera, Opera Carolina, Sarasota Opera, L'Opéra Français de New York, the Spoleto Festival and Glimmerglass Opera and performing roles that included Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Belfiore in La finta giardiniera, Alfredo in La traviata, both Pong and Pang in different productions of Turandot and Lennie in Carlisle Floyd's Of Mice and Men. As a much sought-after concert singer, Charles Reid is the winner of several American singing competitions, including the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, the Florida Grand Opera YPO Competition, the Connecticut Opera Foundation and the Marjorie Lawrence International Vocal Competition. Among the American orchestras with which he has worked are the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort, the Maryland Handel Festival Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. His concert repertory currently comprises some thirty-five different works.  Among the venues where he has appeared are the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, the Avery Fisher Hall and the Alice Tully Hall in New York's Lincoln Center. He is now a member of the Mannheim National Theatre, where his roles have included Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the Young Sailor in Tristan und Isolde, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Aceste in Ascanio in Alba and Testo in Il combattimento di Tancredi. Before joining the Mannheim National Theatre he had already sung a number of buffo and, later, lyric tenor roles with numerous American companies. Among the roles he sang at the Metropolitan Opera between 1998 and 2007 are Pong in Turandot, the Simpleton in Boris Godunov and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor.

Since 2007 he has been singing Kunz Vogelgesang in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.



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