APRIL FREDRICK

'...a real soprano, her tone is beautifully placed..' Christopher Morley

About April

April is a soprano with a passion for nuance and text which gets to the heart of both music and character. Equally at home on the opera stage, concert hall and recording studio, April has recently premiered the title role of John Joubert’s opera Jane Eyre in a live concert recording (due for release on SOMM Recordings in March 2017).
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Featured Review

April Fredrick sang with a lyrically gleaming soprano, soaring rapturously on Joubert’s singer-friendly lines.

John Allison, Daily Telegraph

The New Album

The splendid, strong-willed Jane of April Fredrick, whose terrific dramatic sense, reflected both visually and vocally, revealed the music as not just dramatic but utterly riveting.Roderick Dunnett

Daily Classical Music Magazine

This new recording pays an affectionate tribute to composer John Joubert who is 90 in March. The world première of his 2-Act Opera Jane Eyre was recorded live during a concert performance at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre in Birmingham last year and features April in the title role along with David Stout, Gwion Thomas, Mark Milhofer and the English Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Woods. This special 2-disc release will be available to coincide with John’s birthday celebrations in March.

Afterglow of a Instant Classic

‘Music, when soft voices die…vibrates in the memory’ (Percy Shelley) Two days after the recording...
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Role as Relationship

Geography Learning a role is a bit like beginning a relationship. First comes the general...
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Lines in the Sand

Having just prepared a large chunk of Ilia from Mozart’s Idomeno with the lovely Kensington...
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The Balance of Furious Opposites: Dialectic in Jane Eyre

dialectic   noun  di·a·lec·tic \ˌdī-ə-ˈlek-tik\ 1:     philosophy: a method of examining and...
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And So, Dear Reader

I begin, or rather continue, a relationship begun many years ago. Jane, who is not beautiful but...
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Upcoming Concerts

17th February, Huntingdon Hall

English String Orchestra, Kenneth Woods, conductor. Huntingdon Hall, Worcester

Johann Strauss ‘Mein Herr Marquis’ from Die Fledermaus
Rossini ’Una voce pa’ from Barber of Seville
Gounod ‘Jewel Song’, Faust
Dvořak ‘Song to the Moon’, Rusalka
Johann Strauss ‘So elend und so treu’, from The Gypsy Baron

28th February, St. John's Smith Square

English String Orchestra, Kenneth Woods, conductor
St. John’s Smith Square
Philip Sawyers, Songs of Loss and Regret

11th March, Cheltenham

Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra
David Curtis, conductor
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915

18th March, Albert Hall, Nottingham

Nottingham Harmonic Society
Albert Hall, Nottingham
Marcus Farnsworth, baritone
Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony

29 April, Cambridge

Cambridgeshire Choral Society
Mendelssohn, Elijah

Featured Review

A beautiful voice, shining and round, celestial on the high notes and rich on the low ones, with a creamy timbre and velvety strength.

Piers Burton-Page, International Record Review

 

 

 

Featured Review

A beautiful voice, shining and round, celestial on the high notes and rich on the low ones, with a creamy timbre and velvety strength.

Piers Burton-Page, International Record Review