Franco Kong

Franco Kong

Dramatic Baritone (Verdi Baritone)

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2017Puccini: ToscaBaron Scarpia
2016Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2016Verdi: MacbethMacbeth
2016Donizetti: Don PasqualeDon Pasquale
2016Rameau: Hippolyte et AriciePluton
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2015Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2015Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2015Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perlesZurga
2015Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2015Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2014Handel: Acis and GalateaPolyphemus
2014Verdi: RequiemBASS SOLO
2014Strauss R.: ElektraOrest
2014Bizet: CarmenZuniga
2014Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFiorello
2014Puccini: Gianni SchicchiGianni Schicchi
2012Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2009Handel: Messiah, HWV 56BASS SOLO
2009Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden GesellenBaritone solo
2008Puccini: TurandotPing
2008Tchaikovsky: IolantaEbn-Hakai
2008Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, D minorBaritone solo
2007Puccini: Madama ButterflyYamadori
2007Smetana: The Brandenburgers in BohemiaOldrich Rokycansky
2007Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorBaritone solo
2006Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (German Requiem)Baritone solo
2006Zandonai: Francesca da RiminiOstasio & Captain
2002Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2000Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFiorello

Bio

Franco Kong was born in a music family in China. He won a full scholarship to study at Singhai Conservatoire ( China) and obtained his B.A degree, After he won the Norman Gristwood scholarship to study the postgraduate course at Trinity College of Music London. His opera dabut was the Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro.He has won several awards in China & the UK.He worked with Wexford Festival Opera,Dublin Grand Opera,Birminham Opera Co, Chelsea Opera Group, English Touring Opera, English Festival Opera, Almeida Opera, British Youth Opera, Clonter Opera farm, Garsington Opera, New Sussex Opera, Ahmadi Music Group ( Kuwait ), Focus Opera and London Opera player, Midland Opera ect. His operatic roles appearances include Title role of Rigoletto in Rigoletto,Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Ebn-Hakai in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Marcello & Schaunard in La Boheme, G Germont in La Traviata, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly,Ping in Turandot, Ostasio & Captain in Francesca da Rimini,Oldrich Rockycansky & Town Crier in The Brandenburger in Bohemia, Polyphemus in Acis & Galatea, Gianni Schicchi ( tittle role ) Orest in Electra, Zurga in Pearl Fishers ( Kuwait ) title role of  Don Pasquale ect.He has created the role of Casper in Joe Carpenter & Son.While he did many recitals & Oratorios in UK, Ireland & Kuwait.  Future engagements enclude the Role of Marcello in La Boheme ( March 2016), the title role of Rigoletto ( March 2016 ), the title role of Don Pasquale ( April 2016 ),the tittle role of Macbeth ( May 2016 ) Role of Pluto in Hippolyte et Aricie ( June 2016 ) and Leporello in Don Giovanni July 2016. Concert series in London with Roma Opera (September 2016). Solo recital in San Tao City, China (December 2016). the role of Scarpia in Tosca ( February 2017).
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Tosca Baron Scarpia Immediately Opera Seria 2017
Verdi: Rigoletto Rigoletto Immediately coro Lirico Sandonatese 2016
Verdi: Macbeth Macbeth Immediately Kentish Opera 2016
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Don Pasquale Immediately Apollo Opera 2016
Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie Pluton Immediately Philharmonia Britannica 2016