Fred Redd is an experienced and versatile performer with experience in concert, opera, musical theatre, recitals, radio, television and film nationally and internationally. Fred makes his home in New York City where his concert work and opera performances have taken him many times on the iconic stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Central Park. His opera credits include over 20 principal roles with opera companies including New York City Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera North, Opera Carolina, Teatro Grattacielo, Peidmont Opera, Houston Opera Ebony, Verismo Opera among others. Fredrick's international performances include orchestra concert and gala performances in Europe. London's Opera Now magazine describes Fredrick as "a compelling vocal actor" and having "an excellent voice" in the Eugene O'Neill review. Fred's concert work also includes performances of over 20 oratorio works with orchestras. Fred's television and film credits include Emmy nominated "Great Performances: Live From Lincoln Center:" of New York City Opera’s production of “Porgy and Bess”, featured artist in National TV Commercial singing excerpts from "Die Zauberflote" for the US Open, and featured in a CUNY-TV 30-minute interview entitled “Fredrick Redd...Building NY, NY Stories", hosted by Michael Stoler. His radio appearances includes the national broadcast and of his solo recital at the Chicago Cultural Center on 98.7 WFMT Chicago (also aired on TV Channel 25 in Chicago and streamed internationally from WFMT's website) and an interview on 100.1 Woodstock Radio for a concert promotion in Kingston, NY. His Off-Broadway credits include leading roles such as King Herod in "Sunset Salome", Aruhm in the world premiere of "The Satin Cloak" by Martin Halpern, and the title role in the opera "The Emperor Jones" by Gruenberg.
In December, Fredrick will make performances as soloist in the complete Handel's "Messiah" with the Putnam Orchestra and Chorus and is scheduled to make a Holiday Concert in Pheonica, NY. In November, Fred will sing the role of Senator Norton in the upcoming production of "Frederick Douglas" with Trilogy Opera. In September, Fred performed in a concert entitled "Beloved Songs from the Stage and Screen" singing from "South Pacific", "Showboat" and "Ragtime" in Kingston, NY. Fred created the central character James Hairston in the World Premier and live performance of "Martinsville 7" with Trilogy Opera performed in August. Fredrick was also seen as several comedic characters in the Creative Stage's Zoomtacular virtual concert. Other virtual concerts included "Harwood's Holiday Concert", "Heart of Opera", "Heart of Broadway", "Springtime in New York" and "Opera Around the World" , "Summer in New York" and "Festival Opera" with Fred singing arias from "The Messiah", "Il Trovatore", "South Pacific", "Sweeney Todd", "Emporer Jones", and "Porgy and Bess" among others.
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 as a featured artist 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, and Escamillo in "Carmen" with the Downtown Symphony Orchestra in New York City.
Fred is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). He is currently a board member for the William Warfield Scholarship Fund and past board member and officer with the Concert Artist Guild. In Fredrick’s formative years, he studied trombone and piano and took addition studies at the Julliard School and in Italy at the Accademia Chigiana and the Spoleto Vocal Institute. Has an engineering degree (music minor) from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Fredrick has taught vocal master classes at Brown University and Salem College in North Carolina. In addition, Fredrick is an active athlete and has completed over 20 triathlons, 4 marathons and became an IRONMAN finisher in 2017 and 2018 which lead to his unique story being featured in the New York Times article entitled "Not the Same Old Story....Ironman, Opera..".