2017–18Season: Tutor of Orest in Elektra and Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata
Mr. Reed made his San Francisco Opera debut in various roles in 2015’s Les Troyens. He will be seen this summer as Count Ceprano in Rigoletto, in the fall as Tutor of Orest in Elektra, and Doctor Grenville in La Traviata. He is a third-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow who performed as Schmidt (Andrea Chéiner) and King of Egypt (Aida) in the 2016 Fall season and performed Mayor of the Village (Jenůfa), The Speaker/Second Armored Man (The Magic Flute), Hans Schwartz (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), and Doctor Primus in Getty's Usher House during the 2015-2016 Season. He was also a participant of the 2014 Merola Opera Program. Roles in his repertory include Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Truffaldin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), and the Four Villains (Les contes d’Hoffmann). Reed received a 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Regional Encouragement Award and has been a young artist at the Wolf Trap Opera Studio and the Seagle Music Colony, in addition to his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Wisconsin.