Frederick Long

Frederick Long
  • Le Nozze di Figaro – Figaro
  • Don Giovanni – Masetto


Bass-Baritone Frederick Long trained at the Royal Academy of Music (where he was later made an Associate) and at the National Opera Studio. Having made his debut with Saffron Opera Group as Masetto in Don Giovanni last year, he is delighted to return singing one of his all-time favourite rôles.

Frederick launched his operatic career at Glyndebourne as the Lackey in Ariadne auf Naxos, and has since been engaged by other major UK houses including English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera Holland Park and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Frederick also enjoys an association with English Touring Opera, and his performances as the magician Isménor in Rameau’s Dardanus, the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, received widespread critical acclaim.

Last season he made his debut in Denmark as Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas with the boundary-pushing Barokksolistene, and toured the USA as a soloist with the Monteverdi Choir, with performances including the Bach Mass in B minor at the Carnegie Hall, New York. Previous engagements with the group include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at La Scala, Milan, and the Palace of Versailles.

His career includes many other highlights on the concert platform, where his rich and wide-ranging bass-baritone suits much of the great oratorio repertoire, from the Bach Passions and Mozart masses, through Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Elgar’s The Kingdom. His performance as Altomaro in Fernando for the London Handel Festival was described as “ravishing” (the i) and “magnificently sung” (the Telegraph), and in early 2023 he performed a chamber Messiah with the Irish Baroque Orchestra at Wigmore Hall, with whom he will record the work later in the year. Other highlights include Haydn’s Creation with the London Mozart Players, and the Verdi Requiem (English Festival Orchestra) with a chorus of two thousand at the Royal Albert Hall.

When avoiding work, or work is avoiding him, he can be found with his wife Emily (also featuring in tonight’s performance!) and young children, pottering about the cider presses of Somerset.