Steven Fredericks – bass baritoneOctober 16, 2016 No Comments
Bass Steven Fredericks 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 premiere of Louis Gioia’s Un Racconto Fiorentino at Alice Tully Hall. He also contributed to the premiere of Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest at the Dallas Opera singing the role of the ambitious evil nemesis, Antonio. Mr. Fredericks was heard as the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall, Strommenger in La Wally with Teatro Grattacielo at Alice Tully Hall conducted by Guido Ajmone-Marsan, Reinmar in Tannhäuser with Baltimore Opera and Ferrando in Il Trovatore with Maestro Anton Coppola. 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.2016 Eugene Onegin, 2017 Tosca, Artists