represents the complete package of an artistically satisfying performer. Hailed for his "robust" singing with "great emotional depth" he has made his mark with some of opera's most celebrated roles. Fredericks' impressive repertory spans all styles and represents his versatility as a performer. From favorite Puccini roles, Colline and Timur, to the most heroic of Wagner's characters, he continually explores all dimensions of his talents. Capable in title roles like Massenet's Don Quichotte and Wagner's Dutchman, he is no stranger to supporting roles, offering memorable portrayals of Verdi's Lodovico in Otello, the King of Egypt (Aida) and the Bonze in Madama Butterfly.
Notably, Fredericks created the role of Signorelli in the world premier of Louis Gioia's Un Racconto Fiorentino at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. He also contributed to the premiere of Lee Hoiby's The Tempest at the Dallas Opera singing the role of Antonio, the ambitious evil brother.
Other recent performances include the bass soloist in Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall, Strommenger in La Wally with Teatro Grattacielo at Allice Tully Hall conducted by Guido Ajmone-Marsan, Reinmar in Tannhäuser with The Baltimore Opera conducted by Christian Badea and Ferrando in Il Trovatore with Maestro Anton Coppola.
Fredericks frequently appears with Maestro Vincent La Selva and the New York Grand Opera in Central Park, New York City. He sang the role of Filippo in a highlighted version of Don Carlo at the 1997 Opera America Convention in Philadelphia. Internationally, he has performed with The Chuvash State Theatre (Russia) as Sparafucile in Rigoletto, and the Herald in Lohengrin, Paris/Saone-et-Loire (France) where he also appeared as the bass soloist in the Beethoven 9th symphony. Recently, he has performed Zaccaria in Nabucco and the title role in Boito's Mefistofele with the Taconic Opera and Crespel in Les Contes d'Hoffmann with The Connecticut Lyric Opera.
Upcoming roles include Ramfis in Aida and Lodovico in Otello with The New York Grand Opera celebrating the 200 birth year of Guiseppe Verdi.
Mr. Fredericks graduated from Indiana University with a degree in vocal performance and continued his studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.