Born in New Orleans, he graduated from Jesuit High School (New Orleans) in 1979 and then from Tulane University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While there, he participated in productions of The Saint of Bleecker Street (conducted by Thomas Fulton), La rondine (conducted by Maurice Peress), and the role of Camille in The Merry Widow for Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre.
On December 24, 1983, three days before his twenty-second birthday, Redmann became the youngest tenor to debut with the Metropolitan Opera, as the Sailor in the Christmas Eve broadcast of Tristan und Isolde, conducted by James Levine. Brought to the Met by Fulton, he joined the Metropolitan Opera's Young Artist Development Program, and was also seen in Manon Lescaut (as Edmondo, with the alternating Manons being Teresa Żylis-Gara, Carol Neblett, Mirella Freni, and Patricia Craig), Khovanshchina (as Kuzka, opposite Martti Talvela and Natalia Rom), La traviata (as Gastone), Roméo et Juliette (as Tybalt, later as Benvoglio, with Alfredo Kraus), Samson et Dalila (the Philistine Messenger, with Jon Vickers, conducted by Julius Rudel), Lucia di Lammermoor (as Lord Arturo Bucklaw, with Edita Gruberova and Francisco Araiza), Rigoletto (as Matteo Borsa, in John Dexter's production), Turandot (as Pong, opposite Dame Gwyneth Jones and Aprile Millo, in Franco Zeffirelli's production), and finally (in 1990), Samson et Dalila (as a Philistine, with Shirley Verrett).
Elsewhere, Redmann appeared at Opéra de Nice (as Flamand in Capriccio and Don José in Carmen), Hong Kong (as Hoffmann in Les contes d'Hoffmann), West Virginia Symphony (Faust), Lyric Opera of Kansas City (as Michele in The Saint of Bleecker Street and Roméo in Roméo et Juliette), Des Moines Metro Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Il Piccolo Teatro, Long Beach Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Mississippi Opera, New Jersey State Opera, Opera Classics of New Jersey, New Orleans Opera Association (La bohème), Opera Omaha, Palm Beach Opera, San Diego Opera (I Masnadieri, opposite Dame Joan Sutherland), Shreveport Opera, Treasure Coast Opera Society, and the Goldovsky Opera Institute.
- Metropolitan Opera Guild Archives.
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