Hong-Kong born British bass-baritone Freddie Tong has built a reputation as a leading singing-actor of repertoire ranging from traditional buffo characters to the most dramatic of bass-baritone roles. Operatic engagements include Nourabad/The Pearl Fishers, The Cardinal/the Duchess of Malfi and Monterone/Rigoletto for English National Opera, Dr Bartolo/Il barbiere di Siviglia and Dulcamara/L’elisir d’amore for Grange Park Opera, Masetto/Don Giovanni for Opera Holland Park, Raimondo/Lucia di Lammermoor, Sparafucile/Rigoletto, Timur/Turandot and Ferrando/Il trovatore for Musica Viva Hong Kong, Colline/La bohème, Der Sprecher/Die Zauberflote and Angelotti/Tosca for Opera Hong Kong, Angelotti/Tosca and Don Basilio/Il barbiere di Siviglia for Diva Opera (UK) and the Bong Tree in Anne Dudley’s The Owl and the Pussycat for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Recent engagements include the Councilman Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves at the Edinburgh International Festival with Scottish Opera, and later on tour to the Adelaide Festival, Australia.
Freddie studied Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, later undertaking post-graduate studies at their prestigious Opera School. He is a winner of the GSMD Gilbert & Sullivan Prize and was a finalist for the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Award for Young Singers.