Tenor FREDERICK BALLENTINE is quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising singers of his generation. Currently a member of Los Angeles Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, he recently appeared with that company in Barrie Kosky’s highly anticipated revival of The Magic Flute. Also with LA Opera, Ballentine has performed in John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles. In the fall of 2015, he made his debut with Washington National Opera in Philip Glass’s Appomattox performing the roles of T. Morris Chester and John Lewis.
Last summer, Ballentine performed the role of Almaviva in The Ghosts of Versailles as a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap Opera. He also had the fortune of performing with renowned recitalist Steven Blier. He has been a member of the Gerdine Young Artist Program of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where he appeared as the First Armed Man in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte under the direction of famed designer Isaac Mizrahi. He has also appeared with Aspen Music Opera Center, singing Lucano in L’incoronazione di Poppea under the baton of the distinguished conductor Jane Glover. Other performances include Lurcanio in Ariodante, Cornaccio in John Musto’s Volpone, Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, and Remendado in Carmen at Rice University.
In concert, Ballentine has sung with Naples Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, followed by Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. His upcoming engagements include a debut with Glimmerglass Opera as Reverend Paris in The Crucible, and his Seattle Opera debut in 2017. This fall, Frederick will join the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program of Washington National Opera.