Fred Redd

Email: fred@fredredd.com
Phone: 917-453-4814
Address:
380 Lenox Avenue, Apt 7F
New York, NY 10027

Voice Part: Baritone
Auditioning for: Marcello; only


Prior LONJ Shows / Other Notes:

Fred Redd, AGMA, AEA, is an experienced and versatile performer with experience in concert, opera, musical theatre, recitals, radio and television. His concert and opera work has taken him many times on the main stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center on many occasions including a Live from Lincoln Center telecast as part of the PBS Great Performances Series. London's Opera Now magazine describes Fredrick as "a compelling vocal actor" and having "an excellent voice" in the Eugene O'Neill review. His Off-Broadway credits include King Herod in Sunset Salome, and the title role in Emperor Jones among others. His opera credits include principal roles with New York City Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera North, Opera Carolina, Teatro Grattacielo, Peidmont Opera, Houston Opera Ebony, Verismo Opera among others. Leading baritone roles he has performed include the following: 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) among others and the title roles in Emporer Jones, Porgy & Bess, Nabucco, and Rigoletto. Fred's concert work include performances of over 20 oratorio works with orchestras including composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Bernstein, Faure, Handel, Haydn, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Rossini among others.

This season, Fred created the central character of James Hairston in the World Premier and live performance of Martinsville 7 with Trilogy Opera performed in August. Fredrick was also seen as Jean ValJean in spoofed rendition of the Les Miserable's One Day More in a virtual performance with the Creative Stage Spectacular. Other virtual concerts included Fred performing in 6 virtual concerts for Harwood’s Management featuring selected artists from both Opera and Musical Theatre rosters. Fred performed arias from the Messiah, Il Trovatore, South Pacific, Sweeney Todd, Emperor Jones, and Porgy and Bess. In September, Fredrick will perform in an American Songbook Concert in Kingston, NY.

In the season prior to covid, Fred returned to Carnegie Hall's main stage as soloist in Mark Hayes’ Te Deum with Mid-America and returned to New York City Opera joining the cast in the world premiere of Stonewall. Other concert work included soloist in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria in Rochester, NY with the Penfield Symphony Orchestra, Escamillo in Carmen with the Downtown Symphony Orchestra. In June, he returned to Carnegie Hall's main stage as soloist in Mark Hayes’ Te Deum with Mid-America and returned to New York City Opera joining the cast in the world premiere of Stonewall.

Date

Oct 16 2021
Expired!

Time

10:20 am - 10:30 am
Category

5 Comments

  1. lightoperaofnewjersey October 8, 2021 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Notes from spreadsheet: Experienced; Big Voice; Good acting skills; older

  2. William Corson October 16, 2021 at 10:29 am - Reply

    must be the reception… voice sound wobbly from here.

    blew the high note.

    Isn’t he a bit over the hill? Former diva?

  3. lightoperaofnewjersey October 16, 2021 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Big voice, good stage presence but can we pass him off as a roommate for three twenty-somethings? Tightness at top of range, occasional questionable pitch. A bit better the second time around on ending of Italian aria.

  4. Lauran Corson October 16, 2021 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Parisiamo…great expression and delivery; upper range is strained and tired; very experienced
    Warm – very lyrical and full; diction got better but still sounds older

  5. joanna October 16, 2021 at 10:33 am - Reply

    1. Rigoletto
    love his expressiveness and italian. love the quality but wonder about the very top….. 2x last phrase: a little better
    obviously comfortable on stage.

    2. Warm is the Autumn Light [Baby Doe]
    love the lower register quality a lot!
    diction is good

    too early in the am for the rep!!

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