Danish tenor Adam Frandsen is quickly gaining international attention for a lyric tenor voice that is “shining, effortless, and bursting with energy.”
Most recent engagements include Shephard (Oedipus Rex) at Malmö Symfoniorkester, Augustin Moser (Die Meitersinger von Nürnberg) at Salzburg Easter Festival, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Junge Diener (Elektra) and Narraboth (Salome at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London.
Recent engagements include Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Opera Hedeland, Alfredo (La Traviata) at Danish National Opera, New Years Concert with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Tamino (The Magic Flute) in Gothenburg, Das Lied von der Erde concert with Mahler Chamber Orchestra w. Ion Marin, Alfredo (La Traviata) at Kilden Kristiansand, Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood ( Lucia di Lammermoor) and Rodolfo (La bohème) at Opera Hedeland, Ishmael (Moby Dick) at Polish National Opera Teatr Wielki, Duke (Rigoletto) with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Tamino (The Magic Flute), and Farinelli in the Tivoli Concert Hall with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen.
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 organisations.
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 and 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.
You can see Adam Frandsen in action at The Trusts Community Foundation Opera in Concert - Mozart's Don Giovanni on Friday 19 July.