ENO 2018/19 Porgy and Bess: Frederick Ballentine

Frederick Ballentine


Career Highlights

Currently for ENO: Sporting Life Porgy and Bess

This season begins with a series of debuts as Sporting Life with both ENO and the Dutch National Opera. He also returns to Cincinnati Opera later in the season in the same role. Additionally, he sings Don José Carmen with Annapolis Opera, and appears in concert with Wolf Trap Opera. Future seasons include his debut with the Metropolitan Opera.

Notable engagements elsewhere: During the 2017/18 Season, he returned to Washington National Opera for his second year as a member of the Domingo–Cafritz Young Artist Program, where he performed the Messenger Aida, Herald Don Carlo and Cacambo Candide. He also appeared with Cincinnati Opera as Steersman Der fliegende Höllander. Recent engagements include Sporting Life in a return the Glimmerglass Festival, First Armed Man The Magic Flute (Seattle Opera) and Reverend Parris in Robert Ward’s The Crucible (Glimmerglass Festival), as well as a return to Los Angeles Opera, where he was a Domingo–Colburn–Stein Young Artist, to sing Amon Akhnaten.

Last updated: 14th August 2018