Frederick received a first-class degree in music from the University of Bristol, a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music, and furthered his training at the National Opera Studio. Noted for the musicality of his performances, he is establishing himself as one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile young bass-baritones.
Most recently he has performed Zebul JEPTHA and Schaunard LA BOHEME for Iford Arts, Papageno DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE for Mid-Wales Opera, his debut for English Touring Opera as Ismenor DARDANUS, and Curio (cover Achilla) GIULIO CESARE and covered Ivan Ivanovitsch, the Cab Driver and the Countess’ Lackey in THE NOSE for Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. For Glyndebourne he has performed the Lackey ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, and covered the title role SAUL, Lieutenant Ratcliffe BILLY BUDD, and Sleep/Winter/Hymen THE FAIRY QUEEN. For English National Opera he performed 2nd Priest/2nd Armed Man and covered the Speaker in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, having previously covered the title role in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Ariodates XERXES. His debut for Opera Holland Park came as Nilakantha in Delibes’ LAKMÉ followed by Schaunard LA BOHEME. Equally at home in contemporary repertoire, he performed Medeiros THE YELLOW SOFA for Glyndebourne on Tour, Leporello GIOVANNI for Silent Opera (a digital reimagining of the original), Dark in a showcase of Richard Lewis’ OPERA GALACTICA for Scottish Opera, and covered Janitor in Tansy Davies’ BETWEEN WORLDSs for ENO. With Royal Academy Opera he created the role of Willi Graf in the world premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’ KOMMILITONEN!.
Frederick’s substantial concert repertory sees him in frequent performance across the country and abroad, with recent highlights including a semi-staged ST MATTHEW APSSION with the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Verdi’s REQUIEM with the Royal Orchestral Society, and Handel’s MESSIAH with the English Festival Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
He is a Samling artist, a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and a grateful recipient of the Donald A Anderson award from Glyndebourne on Tour and a Sybil Tutton award (administered by Help Musicians UK).
Engagements in 2018 include the title role DON GIOVANNI in Opera North’s Whistle Stop adaptation, David Lang’s THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL and Sarah Kirkland Snider’s UNREMEMBERED at Podium Festival, Germany and Oranjewoud Festival, Netherlands and DIDO AND AENEAS, Carissimi’s JONAS, Gesualdo’s Madriagals and Bach’s ST MATTHEW PASSION with English Touring Opera.