Frederic Jost, a member of Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden International Opera Studio since the 2019/2020 season, is presenting himself in operas by Mozart up to Mussorgsky. In 2019, the bass returned to Oper Frankfurt, where he made his company debut in 2018 singing Ordulfo in Frankfurt’s first staging of Trojahn‘s Enrico, to sing First Handwerksbursche in Christof Loy’s acclaimed production of Berg’s Wozzeck.
Frederic Jost, born in Munich in 1993, gained his first artistic experiences with Tölzer Knabenchor. As soloist of Tölzer Knabenchor, he sung under the baton of conductors including Claudio Abbade, Ivor Bolton, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons, Kent Nagano and Sir Simon Rattle. In 2003, he made his debut at Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin singing Yniold in Debussy‘s Pelleas et Mellisande, in 2004 he performed Bernstein‘s Chichester Psalms at Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Herkulessaal der Münchner Residenz. Besides, he was soloist in Bach‘s b minor Mass at Thomaskirche Leipzig and in a CD recording of di Lasso’s Bußpsalmen. He performed Knabe in Mozart‘s Die Zauberflöte at the main opera companies in Europe and the United States of America, Hirte in Wagner’s Tannhäuser and Puccini’s Tosca at Bayerischen Staatsoper.
After studying musicology, Frederic Jost started vocal studies with Michelle Breedt at Musikhochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich from 2014 to 2019. Master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender and Michelle Breedt refined his education. Frederic Jost is holding a scholarship of the Foundation Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now München e.V. and the Richard Wagner Society and the 2020 Lied-Academy of the International Musikfestival Heidelberger Frühling at Berlin.
Since 2014, the young bass is a regular in new productions at Bayerische Staatsoper: Assan in Menotti’s The Consul (2017, accompanied by Münchener Kammerorchester); Coryphée in a Gluck’s Alceste (2019); `Achills tiefer Schatten´ in Hauke Berheide’s world premiere Mauerschau (2016); main bass part in Magal’s Jephta’s Daughter (2015); Zweiter Hauptmann in Zimmermann‘s Die Soldaten under the baton of Kirill Petrenko (2014). In February 2020, he will go on a tour of Hong Kong, singing Truffaldin in Strauss‘ Ariadne auf Naxos.
In 2016, he made his debut at Davos Festival, singing the main part Richard Boll in Joseph Weigl’s Die Schweizer Familie, and in 2018 at the Bregenz Festival.
Frederic Jost performed his first lied recital, accompanied by Donald Sulzen, at the festival Fränkische Musiktage in Alzenau in 2015. In 2014, he sang Pilatus in Bach‘s St. John’s Passion under the baton of Hans-Jörg Albrecht. Since, he performed Jesus in Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Beethoven‘s Symphony N° 9, Handel’s The Messiah, Haydn’s Salve Regina, Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae solemnis, Schumann’s Faust-Szenen.
Frederic Jost worked with producers including Brigitte Fassbaender and Andreas Kriegenburg and performed under the baton of conductors including Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Marcus Bosch, Oksana Lyniv, Kirill Petrenko.