Frederica von Stade (born June 1, 1945) is an American mezzo-soprano.
Frederica von Stade was born in Somerville, New Jersey. She acquired the nickname "Flicka" in her childhood. Her father, Charles S. von Stade, was a polo champion and Lieutenant in the United States Army who was killed in service in Germany during the Second World War, prior to her birth. Her grandfather, Francis Skiddy von Stade, Sr., (1884–1967), was also a polo champion.
She attended the Mannes College of Music in New York City.