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Fred Redd


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London's Opera Now described Fredrick Redd as "a compelling vocal actor", with “an excellent voice” (Eugene O’Neil Review) and “a pleasant tone” (Opera News).

Fredrick has performed principle roles with New York City Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera North, Opera Carolina, Teatro Grattacielo, Piedmont Opera, Houston Opera Ebony, Verismo Opera, among others, where he sang Il Trovatore (Count di Luna), I Pagliacci (Tonio), Un Ballo in Maschera (Renato), Tosca (Scarpia), Carmen (Escamillo), Madama Butterfly (Sharpless), Aida (Amonasro), La Traviata (Germont), La Bohême (Marcello) as well as the title role in Emperor Jones, Porgy & Bess, Nabucco, and Rigoletto.

The 2018-2019 season has witnessed Fred’s interpretation of Haydn’s Missa in Tempore Belli with the Putnam Choral Orchestra, he returned to the Carnegie Hall as soloist in Mark Hayes’ Te Deum with Mid-America Productions, sang Puccini’s Messa di Gloria in his debut with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival, and returned to New York City Opera for their world premiere of Stonewall.  As a founding member of Preferite Puccini e Verdi, he was an invited guest on Woodstock Radio to announce the trio’s  debut concert at the Historic Old Dutch Church (Kingston, NY), and announce their forthcoming national tour.  The season also held performances as Escamillo (Carmen) with the Downtown Symphony Orchestra, Porgy & Bess in his New York City Opera debut, including the Live from Lincoln Center telecast, and his Carnegie Hall debut in Orff’s Carmina Burana with Mid-America Productions.

Fredrick Redd’s recital at the Chicago Cultural Center was featured in a National Radio Broadcast, he was a featured soloist in a television commercial for the US Open, he made his Italian debut in a concert version in the title role of Porgy & Bess (Osimo, Italy), and an Off-Broadway debut as King Herod in Sunset Salome.  Extensive concert performances include over 20 oratorios by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Bernstein, Faure, Handel, Haydn, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Rossini.

Fredrick plays trombone and piano and has studied at the Julliard School, in Italy at the Accademia Chigiana, and at the Spoleto Vocal Institute. He is a member of AEA, and AGMA. He holds an engineering degree (music minor) from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Fredrick is board member for the Concert Artist Guild (CAG) and has also taught vocal master classes at Brown University and Salem College. An avid tri-athlete he has completed over 20 triathlons, including an impressive IRONMAN finisher in 2017 and 2018.