“… though Frederic Jost (Ordulfo) showed a clean, well-knit bass.“ Opera, May 2018
Frederic Jost is a member of the International Opera Studio of Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin since the 2019/2020 season, where his repertoire includes Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Mussorgsky’s Chowanschtschina. In February 2020, the German bass will sing Truffaldin in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos with Bayerische Staatsoper on a tour of Hongkong. In 2019, he returned to Oper Frankfurt to sing First Handwerksbursche in Berg’s Wozzeck, after having made his company debut the previous year, singing Ordulfo Trojahn‘s Enric.
In 2018, Frederic Jost made his debut at the Bregenz Festival. In 2016, he sung the main part Richard Boll in Joseph Weigl’s Die Schweizer Familie at Davos Festival. A regular at Bayerische Staatsoper since 2014, the bass performed Assan in Menotti’s The Consul in 2017 (accompanied by Münchener Kammerorchester), created the part of `Achills tiefer Schatten´ in Hauke Berheide’s world premiere Mauerschau in 2016 and sang the main bass part in Magal’s Jephta’s Daughter in 2015. In 2014, he sang Zweiter Hauptmann in Zimmermann‘s Die Soldaten in 2014 under the baton of Kirill Petrenko. In 2019, he returned for a new production of Gluck’s Alceste.
In 2014, Frederic Jost has sung Pilatus in Bach‘s St. John’s Passion under the baton of Hans-Jörg Albrecht. Since, his concert repertoire includes 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 Szenen aus Goethe’s Faust. Frederic Jost performed a lied recital, accompanied by Donald Sulzen, at the festival Fränkische Musiktage in Alzenau in 2015.
Frederic Jost has worked with producers including Brigitte Fassbaender as well as Andreas Kriegenburg and performed under the baton conductors including Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Marcus Bosch, Oksana Lyniv and Kirill Petrenko. As soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor, he had already sung under the baton of Claudio Abbado, Ivor Bolton, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mariss Jansons, Kent Nagano and Sir Simon Rattle.
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