Johann Schram Reed
Johann Schram Reed
Jóhann Schram Reed has been noted internationally for his rich, powerful sound and moving performances. The Icelandic bass-baritone was most recently seen in Opera NEO's groundbreaking virtual production of The Magic Flute.
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Jóhann Schram Reed has been noted internationally for his rich, powerful sound and moving performances. The Icelandic bass-baritone was most recently seen in Opera NEO's groundbreaking virtual production of The Magic Flute. Shortly before that, he appeared as Don Basilio in Opera Roanoke’s exciting production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, “singing absolutely beautifully all the while” (Roanoke Times) and as Escamillo in Opera Joie de Vivre’s concert production of La Tragedie de Carmen.
Mr. Schram Reed made his international debut as the soloist in Tokyo Sinfonia’s performance of Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem as part of their quincentennial celebration of the Reformation. He has previously been a celebrated soloist in works such as the Mozart Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, the Bach Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah and many others. In the summer of 2019 he took part in Marina Del Rey Symphony’s stellar outdoor production of La Bohéme, as well as being a featured soloist in their performance of Craig Safan's Sirens.
As a successful crossover artist, Mr. Schram Reed was featured as Dr. Neville Craven in Utah Festival Opera's 2018 stunning production of The Secret Garden. During the same season, he was also featured as Mr. Whitley in Amazing Grace, as well as in multiple concerts and cabaret appearances. He has previously received acclaim for his "stunningly sung" (Petoskey News) performance as Inspector Javert in Bay View Festival’s 2014 production of Les Miserables.
— Bloomington Herald Times