Anthony Reed


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Anthony Reed is sponsored by J. Thomas Hurvis.

Bass Anthony Reed is a third-year member of the Ryan Opera Center and an alumnus of the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. A former Adler Fellow and participant in the Merola Opera Program with San Francisco Opera, his highlights on stage there include King of Egypt/Aida, Speaker/Die Zauberflöte, and Dottore Grenvil/La traviata. Reed recently sang Frère Laurent/Roméo et Juliette with Wolf Trap Opera, Don Basilio/Il barbiere di Siviglia with Annapolis Operaand Haydn's Creation with North Carolina Master Chorale. His repertory also encompasses Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte and Don Magnifico/La Cenerentola, among others. He has performed with GRAMMY Award-winning symphony orchestras and some of the world’s most esteemed conductors including Nicola Luisotti and Donald Runnicles. Previously at Lyric, Reed sang Prison Guard #2/Dead Man Walking (debut), Commissioner/Madama Butterfly, and Narumoff/The Queen of Spades.

In 2020/21 virtual programming he appeared with Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago and with Lyric in Master Classes with Sir Andrew Davis, Sole e Amore, Magical Music Around the World, and Rising Stars in Concert.

For Lyric in 2021/22 Reed performs in Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars as well as Assassin and First Apparition/Macbeth, Second Armored Man/The Magic Flute, and Sciarrone/Tosca.


Photo: Andrew Bogard