"...bass-baritone Steven Fredericks (USA) evoking Death in an imposing and spine-chilling manner."
Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Israel Chamber Orchestra) -Pamela Hickman, Concert Critique, IL 4/19/18
"Fredericks was commanding and joyous in his role of starting the symphony anew: “nicht diese Töne! (not these sounds!)”"
Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra) -Milton Moore, The Day 4/30/17
"Steven Fredericks was deluxe casting as the old Monterone."
Rigoletto (Connecticut Lyric Opera) -Larry Kellum, Town Times 4/26/16
"Steven Fredericks, as the Commendatore, offered an ample and authoritative sound."
Don Giovanni (Amore Opera) -Louise T. Guinther, Opera News 5/22/15
"Steven Fredericks’ authoritative bass proved well suited to Zaccaria."
-Nabucco (Opera Theatre of Montclair) –Ronny Reich, The Star-Ledger 1/30/15
"Steven Fredericks employed his rich bass to portray Superintendent Budd of the police force."
-Albert Herring (Bronx Opera) –Meche Kroop, The Opera Insider 1/12/15
"A new preacher Olin Blitch (superb bass-baritone Steven Fredericks) comes to town hell bent (pun intentional) on saving souls, using every manipulative trick in the book to frighten the congregation with threats of eternal damnation."
-Susannah (Utopia Opera) -Voce di meche 9/13/14
"Another superb performance was delivered by bass Steven Fredericks as Grandpa Moss whose ample rumbly voice was perfectly expressive of the loving but controlling patriarch of this family, often making us wonder how they all have his name and why there is no father around."
-The Tender Land (Chelsea Opera) -Voce di meche 6/14/14
"Steven Fredericks made an imposing impression as Grandpa Moss."
-The Tender Land (Chelsea Opera) –Arlo McKinnon, Opera News 6/13/14
"In the title role, bass-baritone Steve Fredericks embodied a tortured, quiet dignity, like a character in a Bergman film. Wearing a dark, decade-ambiguous 20th century suit and top hat, he commanded the stage in Act 1 as he poured out the tale of his curse, thundering its final lines, "You stars above, cease your course / Let extinction fall on me," as the Dutchman's motifs swelled in the brass. Throughout, he balanced reticence and emotion, just as his vocal range balanced a rich, resonant lower range with a clarion power at the top. His final, raging scene, from the bow of the well-designed ship prow, with side-lighting casting his shadow on its blood-red sail, was Wagner's "complete work" - vocal drama, stagecraft and orchestral heft all in tune."
-Der Fliegende Holländer (Connecticut Lyric Opera) -Milton Moore, The Day 11/25/13
"The object of her obsessive fascination, the Dutchman, was Steve Fredericks. His tall imposing presence and black lava voice commanded the stage whenever on it."
-Der Fliegende Holländer (Connecticut Lyric Opera) -Larry Kellum, The Town Times 11/5/13
"Steve Fredericks' Lodivico should have been given more to sing with his warm baritone."
-Otello (Eastern Opera of New Jersey) -TheAlternativePress.com 8/14/13
"Steven Fredericks sang a fierce Bonzo, his stentorian bass easily cutting through the large orchestra."
-Madama Butterfly (New York Grand Opera) -Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1/4/13
"After a brisk and exciting reading of the overture and a wonderfully sung opening chorus, the next indication that this performance would be really extraordinary came with the entrance of the fearsome Zaccaria of Stephen Fredericks. Secure and solid in his singing, Fredericks possesses a powerful, rich bass, resonant from the uppermost notes to the basement. Together with his commanding stage presence, this made for a thrilling reading of the role. His opening prayer and the big double aria following "Va Pensiero" garnered well-merited and enthusiastic applause."
-Nabucco (Taconic Opera) -Daniel Foley, MusicalCriticism.com 10/26/11
"From his first moment to his last, he was consistently and believably in character. Aristocratically portrayed, including paternal rage, Fredericks gave the audience a Wotan of great emotional depth."
-Die Walküre (New Jersey Concert Opera) -Classical NJ Society 10/06
"Five hours of music came to a glorious conclusion as Wotan, robustly sung by Steven Fredericks, punishes the rebellious Brünnhilda..."
-Die Walküre (New Jersey Concert Opera) -Wagner Notes (a publication of the New York Wagner Society) 12/06
"...and Steven Fredericks a fine Timur."
-Turandot (New York Grand Opera) -New York Times 8/5/05
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