Anders Froehlich, baritone, sings the role of Salieri in Island City Opera’s production of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri in January 2018. Then, in March 2018, Mr. Froehlich will sing the role of Count Rodolfo in Island City Opera’s production of Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula.
Mr. Froehlich began his musical studies as a pianist at the age of ten. He continued his musical and theatrical training at the Connecticut Conservatory for the Arts where he also trained in ballet. After two years as a ballet major at Indiana University Bloomington, the Connecticut native studied for one year at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles before beginning his professional career as a chorister and understudy at the Los Angeles Opera.
Mr. Froehlich has performed with companies such as San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera San Jose and West Edge Opera. His roles include Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni, Guglielmo (Cosi Fan Tutte), Figaro and the Count (Marriage of Figaro) and Donner in Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Notable new works include the role of Paul Gauguin in the American premiere of Fabrizio Carlone’s Bonjour M. Gauguin with West Edge Opera.
Other notable engagements include the role of The Spanish Sailor in San Francisco Opera’s premier of Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick, which was featured on PBS’s Great Performances. Addtionally, the role of Second guard in Opera Parallele’s critically acclaimed production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. As well as his baroque debut in the role of the emperor, Augusto, in Ars Minerva’s production of La Cleopatra by Daniele da Castrovillari.