Didier Frederic, baritone
Didier Frederic graduated with diplomas from
the Conservatoire National de Marseilles,
the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique
de Paris and the École d’Art Lyrique de l’Opéra
de Paris. He was taught by Jane Berbié, Ileana
Cotrubas, Régine Crespin, Victoria de los
Angeles, Gérard Souzay, Kurt Moll and Werner
Hollweg, amongst others. His training also
included studies at the International Hugo
Wolf Akademie für Gesang und Kunst (Stuttgart),
the Sommerakademie of the Salzburg Mozarteum,
and at the Music School of the Universidád
Internacionál Menendez in Pelayo, Spain.
In 1994 he was awarded the "Prize for
French Melody" at the Kiwanis International
Singing Competition at the Opéra de Lyon.
Mr. Frederic has performed in the major opera houses in France, and as a recital and oratorio singer throughout Europe and Australia. In France his recitals have been broadcast for France Musique, and he has performed extensive recital repertoire at various venues in Australia including the Blackwood River Chamber Festival (Western Australia), the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and live broadcasts for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. His repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the contemporary.
During the 1990s and 2000s he was a permanent ensemble member of Opera Australia, where he performed numerous operatic roles. In July, 2005 he performed the world premiere of Lee Bracegirdle's Ammerseelieder (Songs of Lake Ammer) with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw.