Biography

Danish tenor Adam Frandsen is quickly gaining international attention for a lyric tenor voice that is “shining, effortless, and bursting with energy.”


Engagements in 2017/2018 include Laca/Jenufa with Teatr Wielki im. S. Moniuszki Poznan, Ishmael/Moby Dick at Polish National Opera Teatr Wielki, Rodolfo/La bohème at Opera Hedeland, Alfredo/La Traviata at Kilden Kristiansand and at Danish National Opera, New Years Concert with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, "Das Lied von der Erde" concert with Hamburger Symphoniker in Jerusalem and also Tamino/Die Zauberflöte in Gothenburg.

Engagements in 2015 and 2016 include as well Ferrando/Cosi fan Tutte and Elvino/La Sonnambula at Opera Hedeland, Narraboth/Salome at Copenhagen Royal Opera with Stefan Herheim and Boder and the lead role as Arcihtect Jørn Utzon in Opera Australia' s highly profiled opera 'Eight Wonder that celebrates the constuction of the House and famous emblem of the city.

Recent engagements include the Duke/Rigoletto with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, and Farinelli in the Tivoli Concert Hall with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen.In spring 2013, Adam Frandsen was seen with the Württembergishces Philharmonie, Germany in a concert of opera highlights. Mr. Frandsen has also covered Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Seiji Ozawa Opera Project/Saito Kinen Festival and Rodolfo in La bohème under Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival. Mr. Frandsen has sung the roles of Don Jose/CarmenRinuccio/Gianni SchicchiRuggero/La RondineArcadio/Florencia en el AmazonasThe Prologue/The Turn of the Screw; and the title roles in Idomeneo and Faust

In the 2013-2014 season, Mr. Frandsen made an important role debut at Semperoper Dresden as Sergei in Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki. He also sang performances of Cavaradossi in Tosca at Aalborg Opera Festival and Roméo in Roméo et Juliette at the Copenhagen Opera Festival.

As a concert soloist, he has sung Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under Lorin Maazel, Handel’s Messiah, Saint-Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio, Dubois’s Seven Last Words of Christ and Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin. In the summer of 2011, Mr. Frandsen sang a program of Scandinavian songs by composers Sibelius, Grieg and Carl Nielsen in the Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen.

Mr. Frandsen has taken part in the Aspen Music Festival, The International Vocal Arts Institute Israel and Virginia, as well as the IIVA Puerto Rico. He has worked with and received master classes from Joan Dornemann, Sherrill Milnes, Mignon Dunn, Håkan Hagegård, Vinson Cole, Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Pierre Vallet and Patrick Summers. He was a regional finalist in the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has been awarded grants and scholarships from Moores, Yale, Curtis, and several American as well as Danish organizations.

Mr. Frandsen began his singing as a young boy in the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir and started his opera studies in 2005 with guest professor at the Copenhagen Royal Opera, Douglas Yates. He then moved to Houston, Texas, where he studied under Professor Timothy Jones, conductors Peter Jacoby and Lucy Arner, and director Buck Ross at the Moores School of Music. Adam Frandsen later enrolled for a brief period at the Yale University School of Music where he worked with bass Richard Cross. Adam Frandsen is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music under the direction of Mikael Eliasen and was a student of Marlena Malas.

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Reviews

The Magic Flute, W.A. Mozart, GöteborgsOperan
"Mozarts toner klingar underbart både i orkesterdiket och från scenen. Som Tamino hör vi den danske sångaren Adam Frandsen som äger en varm och fyllig tenorstämma."

The Magic Flute, W.A. Mozart, GöteborgsOperan

"...The Gothenburg Opera Orchestra under Henrik Schaefer’s baton continue to excel themselves in Mozart, matching the infectious love for the scores of Gothenburg’s previous Mozart productions... Adam Frandsen also convinced as Tamino. His tight vibrato suits the role and he had confidence and control almost to the top of his range. He very effectively combined excellent diction with lyrical expression. "

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