Danish tenor Adam Frandsen is quickly gaining international attention for his lyric tenor voice that is “shining, effortless, and bursting with energy”.
Engagements in 2015 and 2016 include Ferrando in Così fan tutte and Elvino in La Sonnambula at Opera Hedeland, Narraboth in Salome at Copenhagen Royal Opera with Stefan Herheim and Boder and the lead role as The Architect in Opera Australia's Sydney Opera House — The Opera.
Recent engagements at Opera Hedeland 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 sang with the Württembergishces Philharmonie, Germany in a concert of highlights from opera. 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 José (CarmenGianni SchicchiLa RondineFlorencia en el AmazonasThe Turn of the ScrewIdomeneo and Faust.
In 2013–2014, 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 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. He is a recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music under the direction of Mikael Eliasen and currently is a student of Marlena Malas.