Operatic roles include the title role DON GIOVANNI with Piedmont Opera, a debut with the Princeton Music Festival A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, the roles of Escamillo LA TRAGÉDIE DE CARMEN and the Hunter and Gamekeeper RUSALKA with the Wexford Festival, Ireland. During his time with the Wexford Festival he was honored to be the recipient of the Johnstown Castle Bursary award. In concert Mr. Redding has appeared in a concert-version of PORGY AND BESS under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle with Berliner Philharmoniker as well as with Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Past operatic roles have included a return to Sarasota Opera to sing the Imperial Commissioner MADAMA BUTTERFLY as well as covering the lead baritone role Janusz in the U.S. premiere of Stanislaw Moniuszko HALKA. Mr. Redding has also performed the roles of Sacristan TOSCA, Betto GIANNI SCHICCHI and Gregorio ROMÉO ET JULIETTE.
In Spring 2006 he completed his first season as a Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera adding to his repertoire Schaunard LA BOHÈME and Eisenstein DIE FLEDERMAUS. While in Sarasota he received the Helen Jepson Dellera Award for outstanding Young Artist. He went on to perform Wellington in Seymour Barab’s PHILLIP MARSHALL with Western Plains Opera; Schaunard with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and with Piedmont Opera; and Marco GIANNI SCHICCHI and Giuseppe THE GONDOLIERS in Chautauqua. As an apprentice with Chautauqua he was awarded the Richard F. Gold (Shoshana Foundation) Grant.
Mr. Redding received his Master of Music from Indiana University where he performed roles in SUSANNAH, LA TRAVIATA, THE MUSIC MAN and LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES under the guidance of teachers Giorgio Tozzi and Virginia Zeani. His undergraduate work at North Carolina School of the Arts included the roles of Dr Falke DIE FLEDERMAUS and El Gallo THE FANTASTICKS. While attending NCSA Mr. Redding was a Resident Artist with Piedmont Opera’s Outreach Program and a member of the Young Artist Programs of Utah Festival Opera and the Janiec Opera Company.