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American character tenor GREG FEDDERLY (Emperor Altoum) received a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, where he was the first recipient of the Marilyn Horne Scholarship. Fedderly is a principal artist at LA Opera and is a protégé of Plácido Domingo. With LA Opera Fedderly has performed leading roles, such as the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring, Rodolfo in La bohème, Der Jungling in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola, Janek in The Makropulos Case, Alfredo in La traviata, Fenton in Falstaff, and Ernesto in Don Pasquale.
Other past engagements have included his European debut at the 1992 Aldeburgh Festival as Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress). He also performed Tom Rakewell in concert version in Cologne and Vienna with the West Deutsche Rundfunk Orchestra. In 1996, he filmed and recorded the role for Swedish Television under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, which has gone on to win numerous awards. Other important appearances included his debut at the Châtelet as Der Jungling in Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi, the title role in Philidor’s Tom Jones at the Drottningholm Festival. He made his debut at the Washington Opera as Alfredo in La traviata under the baton of Plácido Domingo and also sang the same role conducted by Domingo in Liège. He performed the role of Arcadio in the world premiere of Florencia in the Amazon at the Houston Grand Opera to great critical acclaim. The production was then revived in Los Angeles and Seattle. He made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in concerts of Haydn’s Mass in Time of War with Trevor Pinnock. He also made his debut with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona in concerts of The Creation conducted by Lawrence Foster and at the Glimmerglass Opera as Telemaco in The Return of Ulysses directed by John Cox. He returned to the Houston Grand Opera for Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.
Over the past few seasons, Greg Fedderly has changed the direction of his repertoire and is now focusing on many of the character tenor roles in which he has achieved great success. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2003 as Basilio in Figaro and has subsequently appeared at the Met as Goro in Madama Butterfly, Four Servants in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier, and Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte. Greg Fedderly made his debut at the San Francisco Opera in 2002 as Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos. Greg recently sang Bob Boles in Peter Grimes, Prunier in La rondine, and Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte at LA Opera and Bob Boles in Peter Grimes at San Diego Opera.
In the 2009/10 season Fedderly sang Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte and Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos for Washington National Opera, and a cameo appearance in The Play of Daniel for LA Opera. Engagements in the 2010/11 season included Don Basilio in Figaro for San Francisco Opera, and Borsa in Rigoletto and Noble in Lohengrin with LA Opera. Future productions include Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte for San Francisco Opera and Murder in the Cathedral at San Diego Opera.