|Fredrick Redd, baritone, was
described in London's Opera Now as being "a compelling vocal actor", having
“an excellent voice” in Eugene O’Neil Review and noticed in Opera News having
“a pleasant tone”. Fredrick has performed principle roles with opera companies
including New York City Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera North, Opera
Carolina, New York Grand Opera, Teatro Grattacielo, Peidmont Opera, Houston
Opera Ebony among others. The leading baritone roles he has performed include
the following operas: 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 Boheme
(Marcello) and the title roles in Emporer Jones, Porgy & Bess, Nabucco,
He made his New York City Opera debut in the Emmy nominated Porgy & Bess performances that were included in the Live from Lincoln Center telecast. Fredrick made his Carnegie Hall debut as the baritone soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the New England Symphonic Ensemble and made his National Radio Broadcast debut of his solo recital on 98.7 WFMT Chicago. Fredrick sang as soloist in the 4th Act Il Trovatore duet at the Tribute to Paul Plishka at the New York Historical Society.
Fredrick returned to main stage of Carnegie Hall as Giacomo in Verdi's Giovanna D'Arco as Don Carlo from Verdi’s La Forza del Destino and as the soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with New York Grand Opera. Fredrick made his international debut in the title role of a Porgy and Bess in concert within the Tuscan region of Italy.
Equally comfortable on the musical theatre stage, Fredrick has played King Herod in Sunset Salome, and the title role in Emperor Jones. Fredrick has also performed over 20 oratorio works with orchestras including composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Bernstein, Faure, Handel, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Rossini. He also sang the world premiere of the oratorio To My Child by Joe Craven.
Some unusual highlights include, being a featured soloist in a singing commercial for the US OPEN which aired nationally on the Tennis Channel, singing the national anthem for the 9/11 ceremony at the Port Authority of NY & NJ, and being hired by Errolyn Wallen to sing the Ed’s Aria in Symphony Space from the Opera “Yes!” commissioned by the Royal Opera House.
This year, Fredrick has been seen as Ping in Turandot with Verismo Opera, soloist in a Opera Gala in Toulouse, France and at the end of the year will be seen as the baritone soloist in Hayden’s Missa in Tempore Belli with the Putnam Orchestra and Chorus.
Fredrick is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Has an engineering degree (music minor) from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Fredrick is also currently an active board member and Treasurer for the Concert Artist Guild (CAG).
In Fredrick’s formative years he studied trombone and piano. Fredrick has also taken voice/theory classes at the Julliard School and studied vocal performance in Italy at Accademia Chigiana in Siena and the Spoleto Vocal Institute in Spoleto. Fredrick has taught vocal master classes at Brown University and Salem College in North Carolina. In addition, Fredrick has completed over 20 triathlons and claimed the Ironman title in Cozumel last year after completing the 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run securing top 13% place in his age group.