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Canadian tenor.

Frederick Donaldson studied at the Royal Conservatory, Toronto and the University of Toronto Opera School.

He sang for three years with the Canadian Opera Company and appeared with them at Expo 1967 in Montreal. His English debut in 1969 was al the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as lopas in Les Troyens (in which fellow-Canadian Jon Vickers was Aeneas) He also appeared with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Glyndebourne Touring Company, and at the Wexford Festival.

He sang with the Scottish group of Opera for All singing leading roles in Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor and Rodolfo in La bohème. His roles with full Scottish Opera company included a Soldier in The Coronation of Poppea, a Sailor and Melot in Tristan und lsolde. Camille in The Merry Widow, and Tamino in lhe Magic Flute.

Taken from Scottish Opera programme spring 1974

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