Tenor

Adam Frandsen

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Michael Morelli
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Ole Justesen
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BIOGRAPHY

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

Recently the artist has performed as tenor soloist at Verdi’s requiem with Victoria Symphony, Canada; Augustin Moser/Meitersinger von Nürnberg at Salzburg Easter Festival, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni with Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra (a collaboration between the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and New Zealand Opera), Edgardo/Lucia di Lammermoor at Opera Hedeland, Alfredo/La Traviata at Danish National Opera, New Years Concert with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte 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/Die Zauberflöte, and Farinelli in the Tivoli Concert Hall with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen.

Future highlights include among others Rodolfo/La Bohème at Taichung National Theater, Jaquino/Fidelio with Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Das Lied von der Erde in Kioi Hall, Tokyo, Junge Diener/Elektra and Narraboth/Salome at Royal Opera House Covent Garden London and Shephard/Oedipus Rex at Malmö Symfoniorkester,

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.

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/Carmen; Rinuccio/Gianni Schicchi; Ruggero/La Rondine; Arcadio/Florencia en el Amazonas; The 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, 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 is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music under the direction of Mikael Eliasen and was a student of Marlena Malas.

REPERTOIRE

REPERTOIRE

Opera
Bellini, V. La sonnambula Elvino
Norma Flavio
Bizet, G. Carmen Don Jose
Britten, B. Owen Wingrave Lechmere
The Turn of the Screw Prologue
Catán, D. Florencia en el Amazonas Arcadio
Debussy, C. L’enfant prodigue Azael
Donizetti, G. Lucia di Lammermoor Edgardo
E. Reesen Farinelli Farinelli
Gounod, C. Faust Faust
Romeo et Juliette Romeo
Heggie, J. Moby Dick Ishmael
Janacek, L. Jenufa Laca Klemen
The Cunning Little Vixen The Innkeeper
John, A. Sydney Opera House Architect Jørn Utzon
Mozart, W.A. Cosi fan tutte Ferrando
Die Zauberflöte Tamino
Don Giovanni Don Ottavio
Idomeneo Idomeneo
Offenbach, J. Orphee aux enfers Orphee
Pasatieri, T. Signor Deluso Leon
Poulenc, F. Dialogues des Carmelites Chaplain
Puccini, G. Gianni Schicchi Rinuccio
Il tabarro Tinca
La boheme Rodolfo
La rondine Ruggero Lastouc
Madama Butterfly B. F. Pinkerton
Tosca Mario Cavaradossi
Shostakovich, D. Moscow, Cheryomushki Sergei
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Alfred
Strauss, R. Elektra Junge Diener
Salome Narraboth
Verdi, G. La traviata Gastone
La traviata Alfredo
Rigoletto Duke of Mantua
Wagner, R. Meistersinger von Nürnberg Augustin Moser
CONCERT
Beethoven, L.v. Symphony no. 9
Britten, B. On This Island
Dubois, T. Les Sept Paroles du Christ
Händel, G.F. Messiah
Mahler, G. Das Lied von der Erde
Saint-Saens, C. Christmas Oratorio
Schubert, F. Die Schöne Müllerin
Verdi, G. Requiem

AUDIO & VIDEO

Adam Frandsen – Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart – Trollflöjten

The Eighth Wonder: The story featuring Adam Frandsen (Sydney Opera House)

Adam Frandsen – La Bohème by G. Puccini – aria Che Gelida Manina (audition)

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.”

– Sveriges Radio P4 v. Thorvald Pellby Petterson, 5 Apr 2017

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. ”
– Seen and Heard International v. Niklas Smit, 5 Apr 2017

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