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. His concert and operatic repertoire spans from early Classical works to world-premieres. Recent engagements include Dulcamara L’ELISIR D’AMORE for Grange Park Opera, Musica Viva Hong Kong, Pimlico Opera and Diva Opera, Lo Zio Bonzo MADAMA BUTTERFLY for Iford Opera and Bury Court Opera, 2nd Soldier and 1st Nazarene SALOME, Il Re AIDA and Angelotti TOSCA for Opera Hong Kong, Scarpia TOSCA for the Grimeborn Festival (London), Sparafucile RIGOLETTO, Timur TURANDOT and Ferrando IL TROVATORE for Musica Viva Hong Kong, the Imperial Commissioner MADAMA BUTTERFLY for Scottish Opera and Raymond Gubbay Ltd at the Royal Albert Hall, Dr. Grenvil LA TRAVIATA, 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 at the Linbury Theatre.
Recent engagements include the role of the Councilman in Missy Mazzoli’s BREAKING THE WAVES at the Edinburgh International Festival with Scottish Opera, and on tour to the Adelaide Festival, Australia. Other operatic engagements include Nourabad THE PEARL FISHERS, The Cardinal THE DUCHESS OF MALFI and Monterone RIGOLETTO for English National Opera, Raimondo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR for Musica Viva Hong Kong, Colline LA BOHEME and Sulpice LA FILLE DU REGIMENT for Diva Opera, Colline LA BOHEME, Le Bailli WERTHER and Der Sprecher DIE ZAUBERFLOETE for Opera Hong Kong, Dr. Bartolo IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for Garden Opera, Grange Park Opera and Pimlico Opera, IL Re AIDA and Baron Douphol LA TRAVIATA for Kentish Opera, Dancairo CARMEN for Singapore Lyric Opera, and Masetto DON GIOVANNI for Opera Holland Park (London).
On the concert stage his repertoire includes the Bach Johannes-Passion, Mendelssohn Elias, Haydn Theresa Mass, Paukenmesse, Creation and Nelson Mass, Mozart, Faure and Verdi Requiems, Bruckner Mass in F Minor, Puccini Messa di Gloria and Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle. Freddie studied Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, later undertaking post-graduate studies at their prestigious Opera School. He has been a GSMD Gilbert & Sullivan Prize Finalist and also been awarded a Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Award for Young Singers.