British born New Zealand tenor, Frederick Jones is a 2019/2020 Young Artist at the National Opera Studio and was a 2019 Jerwood Young Artist with Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He recently completed the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying under John Evans. He completed a Master of Arts in Advanced Vocal Studies with Distinction in June 2016 at the Wales International Academy of Voice, studying with Dennis O’Neill. Frederick also graduated from Te Kōkī, The New Zealand School of Music with a Postgraduate Diploma in operatic performance (Distinction), having previously completed a BMus in Performance Voice here.
Frederick attended the 2017 Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto, and the 2016 Lisa Gasteen National Opera School with a full scholarship. He competed in and placed first in both the Wellington Dame Malvina Major Foundation Aria Competition and the coveted New Zealand Aria Competition in 2016, and was selected as a Semi Finalist in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition the same year.
His operatic performances include Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ferrando Così fan tutte, Charles The Long Christmas Dinner (Guildhall School of Music and Drama); Ensemble Soloist Candide, London Symphony Orchestra; Tom Rakewell The Rake’s Progress (British Youth Opera); Torero, Ainadamar (Golijov) (The New Zealand Festival production with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra); Der Rosenkavalier - various roles – (Day’s Bay Opera); Oronte (cover) Alcina (Day’s Bay Opera); Pasha Seid Il corsaro (The New Zealand School of Music); Starveling A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The New Zealand School of Music); Le Remendado Carmen (The New Zealand Choral Foundation); Bill A Hand of Bridge (The New Zealand School of Music); Thomas Brown The Zoo and Counsel for the Plaintiff Trial by Jury (The Garden opera Company).
Frederick's place at the National Opera Studio is supported by a Young Artist Development Award from the Glyndebourne New Generation Programme. He is also a 2019 recipient of a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award, a 2019 Independent Opera Voice Fellowship and has been sponsored by The Todd Family Trust, the Tait Memorial Trust and the John and Margaret Hunn Educational Trust.