Frederick Long (bass-baritone) received a first-class degree in music from the University of Bristol and a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music where he studied as a bass-baritone with Mark Wildman. This summer he made his debut in the Glyndebourne chorus, understudying Sleep/Winter/Hymen in The Fairy Queen, and performed the role of Medeiros in Julian Philips’ The Yellow Sofa on the Glyndebourne tour. For Royal Academy Opera he performed Somnus, Superintendent Budd, Don Alfonso and Sarastro, working with Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Colin Davis, John Copley and David Pountney; he also created the role of Willi Graf in the world première of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Kommilitonen!. A versatile musician, Frederick regularly appeared in the Academy’s flagship Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series, and as a member of ‘Song Circle’, with whom he gave a Schubert recital at the Wigmore Hall. A major award-winner at the Academy, he also holds an Allcard Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Frederick’s substantial concert repertory sees him in frequent performance across the country and abroad, with recent highlights including the Verdi Requiem at St John’s, Smith Square, the St John Passion at the Royal Hall, Harrogate and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria at Guildford Cathedral. After last year’s spectacular concert he is delighted to return to the Royal Albert Hall for this year’s TRBC Messiah from Scratch!