Frederick Long (bass-baritone) 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, alongside vivid stagecraft, he is establishing himself as one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile young bass-baritones.

This season he performs the Sorceress Dido and Aeneas and Christus in the St Matthew Passion for English Touring Opera, and other recent operatic highlights include Schaunard La bohème ​for Opera Holland Park, Papageno for Mid-Wales Opera, Isménor in Rameau’s Dardanus (ETO), and the title role in Don Giovanni (Opera North WhistleStop).

He made his debut at Glyndebourne as the Lackey Ariadne auf Naxos, and has covered the title role in Saul, Lieutenant Ratcliffe Billy Budd, and the bass roles in The Fairy Queen. For English National Opera he performed the 2nd Armed Man in The Magic Flute​, having previously covered the title role in The Marriage of Figaro. 

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), and covered Janitor in Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds for ENO. With Royal Academy Opera he created the role of Willi Graf in the world premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Kommilitonen!.

Frederick’s wide vocal range and rich timbre sees him in demand on the concert platform across the country and abroad. This year he took on the great roles of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, and St Peter in Elgar’s The Kingdom for Leith Hill Music Festival. He is thoroughly looking forward to rejoining TRBC for another special night at the Royal Albert Hall!