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SACCO & VANZETTI - COPPOLA

“Even secondary parts, notably the blatantly biased judge and his cronies (Flaherty’s Thayer & Frey’s Katzmann),who deny the defendants a fair chance, are such credible characters you want to walk up on stage and wring their prejudiced necks. For they personify Coppola’s point about racism.”  (Coppola - Sacco and Vanzetti)

                                    -Miami Herald

                                 Miami, FL 

LA BOHÉME - PUCCINI

“Frederick Frey as Marcello and Tamara Kaufmann as Musetta, both supporting characters but with a sizzling chemistry between them, were the dramatic center of the show.”  (Puccini - La Bohème)

                                                                   -The Star-Ledger 

                                                                 Newark, NJ    

THAÏS - MASSENET

"Frederick Frey's Athanaël was the opera's compelling center. He handled the part's difficult transitions-from the stern, dark music of the beginning through the the gradual softening to passion and the final realization-with ease and a full-bodied vocal line that never seemed overmatched." 

                                                                             -The Star-Ledger

                                                                       Newark, NJ

MADAMA BUTTERFLY- PUCCINI

Sharpless, in an equally robust performance by Frey, tries to warn Pinkerton he is trifling with the heart of a child, but even he is overcome by the task of telling Butterfly Pinkerton has moved on to another.” (Puccini – Madama Butterfly)

                                                                       -The Recorder

                                                                            Greenfield, MA

MAHLER AND FAURÉ

The two selections Songs of a Wayfarer by Mahler and Requiem in d minor, opus 48  by Fauré were excellent pieces to show off the extent of Mr. Frey's talent.  The beautiful well-rounded tones, which are difficult to achieve in some of Mahler's works, flowed easily as was the basic underlying understanding of the lyrics. . . his voice carries the weight of talent beyond his years."                                                                                             -The Chronicle

                                                                                                   Grand Forks, ND

LIEDERKREIS, OP. 39 - ROBERT SCHUMANN

Baritone Frey's all encompassing interpretation of the Lieder brought us as close as possible to the core of Schumann's art."

                                                                                            -Tagespost

                                                                                                  Graz, Austria

LORD NELSON MASS - HAYDN

This baritone is an uncommonly Musical  singer."

                                                                                            -Milwaukee Sentinel

                                                                                     Milwaukee, WI

LORD NELSON MASS - HAYDN

Baritone Frederick Frey also stood out, especially in his gently lyrical Qui tollis aria." (Haydn-Lord Nelson Mass - Milwaukee Symphony)

                                                                                            -Milwaukee Sentinel

                                                                                     Milwaukee, WI

MESSIAH - HANDEL/MOZART

For pure drama, baritone Frederick Frey excelled. . . one could finally appreciate his strong high range in The Trumpet Shall Sound." (Handel/Mozart-Messiah )

                                                                                            -The Columbus Dispatch

                                                                               Columbus, OH