Photo by Bridget Elliot

Photo by Bridget Elliot

Didier Frédéric graduated from the Marseille and Paris Conservatoires and Paris Operaʼs Ecole dʼArt Lyrique. He has studied with Jane Berbié, Ileana Cotrubas, Régine Crespin, Victoria de los Angeles and Gérard Souzay amongst others, and was a prizewinner at the 1994 Kiwanis International Singing Competition at Lyon Opera.

His opera roles have included The Young Cadet (Zimmermanʼs Die Soldaten) and Schaunard (La bohème) at Opéra Bastille; Athanaël (Thaïs) in a centenary performance at the historic Paris Library; Thierry, First Officer and Second Commissary (Dialogues of the Carmelites) at the Palais Garnier; and Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro) at Lyon Opera, where he also created the title role in Dufourtʼs Dédale.

For Opera Australia Didier has appeared as Moralès (Carmen), Messaggero (La traviata), The Journalist (Lulu), Yamadori (Madama Butterfly), Trifon Petrovich (Eugene Onegin), Lictor (Orpheus in the Underworld), Officer (Ariadne auf Naxos), Sergeant (La bohème), Porter (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District) and Third Noble (Lohengrin). He premiered Lee BracegirdleʼAmmerseelieder with the Sydney Symphony in 2005, and this year sang the roles of Crébillon, Rabonnier and The Majordomo in the orchestraʼ s concertperformances of La rondine.

Didier is also a trained phoniatrician, a specialist medical discipline dealing with voice, communication, hearing and language disorders.

 

Didier performed the role of The Oracle in Idomeneo (2006) for Pinchgut. 

 

This bio taken from the last program in which Didier appeared.