Myer Fredman studied conducting at Dartington Hall and in London, thereafter working as assistant to such conductors as Otto Klemperer, Vittorio Gui and Sir John Pritchard and taking special lessons with Sir Adrian Boult. Before moving to Australia he enjoyed a long association with Glyndeboume and was involved in the creation of Glyndebourne Touring Opera, of which he was Musical Director for seven years, while undertaking guest engagements throughout Europe, in Canada and in Australia. His début with Australian Opera in 1974 led to appointment as Musical Director of a newly established company in Adelaide, later the State Opera of South Australia. His many recordings include performances with the London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, particularly of early twentieth century English repertoire, and a continuing series of recordings in Australia with this and other repertoire. His work with Australian Opera, of which he was appointed Music Consultant in 1988 and an Artistic Associate in 1992, has involved him in the direction of a wide and interesting operatic repertoire, from Mozart to Britten and Poulenc.