Frederick Ballentine

Frederick Ballentine

A native of Norfolk, Virginia, tenor Frederick Ballentine joins WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program in the fall of 2016. In the 2015-2016 season he made his WNO debut as T. Morris Chester and John Lewis in the world premiere of the revised version of Appomattox. A recent graduate of LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, he appeared in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, John Corigliano's The Ghost of Versailles, and Patrick Morganelli's highly anticipated cinematic opera Hercules vs. Vampires. He was a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap Opera in the summer of 2015 and sang the role of Count Almaviva in The Ghosts of Versailles. He previously trained at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Gerdine Young Artist Program) and Aspen Music Opera Center. In concert, he has sung with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and with the Naples Philharmonic in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. He holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (Bachelor of Music) and Rice University (Master of Music).

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