Christmas Concert in the Park PASTORAL SYMPHONY 聖誕園林音樂會 - 田園交響曲
Alex Tam, tenor

A graduate of the Opera Course at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Alex Tam is an opera singer, conductor, and composer who has taken leading roles in operas, concerts, and other productions worldwide. He has performed over 30 operatic roles, including his first major role at the age of 19 as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, followed by leading roles in The Barber of Seville, Così fan tutte, L’elisir d'amore, La fille du régiment, Orphée aux enfers, Mozart und Salieri, Turandot, The Bartered Bride, Madama Butterfly, and many other operas.

Alex appeared as a soloist in Bach’s Mass in B minor and Mozart’s Mass in C with Maestro Helmuth Rilling, Bach’s Magnificat and St. Matthew Passion, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Symphony No. 9, Lloyd Webber’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus and Messiah, Carl Orff’s Catulli Camina, and Bob Chilcott’s Requiem. At Le French May 2000, Alex gave a duo recital with French soprano Elisabeth Videl. Alex was invited to perform leading roles in the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2002 and 2013, for Coffee Cantata and the contemporary chamber opera Heart of Coral. In 2014, Alex was appointed Chorus Master of a Guinness World Record–breaking event, ODE TO JOY – Concert of Ten Thousand, co-presented by RTHK, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and Opera Hong Kong.

Alex is currently conducting the Opera Hong Kong Chorus, HKAPA Choir, and Hong Kong Children’s Choir. He is also voice teacher at the HKAPA.

譚天樂(男高音)

譚天樂身兼男高音,指揮及作曲家,畢業於倫敦皇家音樂學院及香港演藝學院歌劇課程。譚氏曾在世界各地不少音樂會、歌劇和其他製作中擔任要角,當中超過三十個歌劇角色,十九歲即演出浦契尼《祖安尼‧斯基基》中的雷諾喬,大獲好評;隨後亦於其他歌劇擔任重要角色,如《西維利亞理髮師》、《女人心》、《愛情靈藥》、《軍中女郎》、《奧爾菲斯在地府》、《莫扎特與沙利烈》、《杜蘭朵》、《被出賣的新娘》及《蝴蝶夫人》等。

譚天樂在不少音樂會中擔任獨唱,包括跟利靈合作的巴赫《B小調彌撒曲》和莫扎特《C小調彌撒曲》,亦演出過巴赫的《尊主頌》和《聖馬太受難曲》、貝多芬的《莊嚴彌撒曲》和《第九交響曲》、莫扎特的《安魂曲》、安德魯.萊特韋伯的《安魂曲》、契考特的《安魂曲》、韓德爾的《猶大‧馬加比》和《彌賽亞》,及柯夫的《卡圖利之歌》。在2000年的法國五月節,他獲邀請與傑出的法國女高音伊利沙伯‧維度攜手合作舉行演唱會。2002及2013年香港藝術節,他亦獲邀請演出巴赫的《咖啡清唱劇》和陳慶恩的歌劇《蕭紅》。2014年在由香港電台、香港歌劇院及香港青年協會合辦的《譜Teen同唱》萬人音樂會中,譚天樂獲委任為合唱總監,以貝多芬的《第九(合唱)交響曲》打破健力士世界紀錄。

譚氏現為香港歌劇院合唱總監、香港演藝學院合唱團指揮及聲樂導師,亦任教於香港兒童合唱團。