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 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, his role-debut as Hunding DIE WALKUERE at Longborough Festival Opera, Zuniga CARMEN at English National Opera, Alberich SIEGFRIED & GOTTERDAMMERUNG at London’s Hackney Empire and Colline LA BOHEME and Dr. Grenvil LA TRAVIATA for Opera Hong Kong. Upcoming engagements include Baron Douphol LA TRAVIATA at English National Opera, Alberich GOTTERDAMMERUNG and Caronte L’ORFEO at the Longborough Festival Opera.
Other engagements include Nourabad THE PEARL FISHERS, The Cardinal THE DUCHESS OF MALFI and Monterone RIGOLETTO for English National Opera, Dulcamara L’ELISIR D’AMORE and Dr. Bartolo IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for Grange Park Opera, IL Re AIDA and Baron Douphol LA TRAVIATA for Kentish Opera, Dancairo CARMEN for Singapore Lyric Opera, Musica Viva Hong Kong and Diva Opera, Lo Zio Bonzo MADAMA BUTTERFLY for Iford Opera, Colline LA BOHEME, Le Bailli WERTHER, Der Sprecher DIE ZAUBERFLOETE, 2nd Soldier and 1st Nazarene SALOME, Il Re AIDA and Angelotti TOSCA for Opera Hong Kong, Raimondo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, 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, Colline LA BOHEME and Sulpice LA FILLE DU REGIMENT for Diva Opera, and Don Basilio IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for Diva Opera (UK), the Bong Tree in Anne Dudley’s THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden at the Linbury Theatre and 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.