Adam FrandsenTenor

Adam Frandsen began singing as a young boy in the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir. In 2005, he started his opera studies at the Copenhagen Royal Opera with guest professor Douglas Yates. Frandsen 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. He later enrolled for a brief period at the Yale University School of Music, working with bass Richard Cross. Frandsen is a graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, under the direction of Mikael Eliasen, as a student of Marlena Malas.

Frandsen has taken part in the Aspen Music Festival, The International Vocal Arts Institute Israel and Virginia, and the IIVA Puerto Rico. He has worked with and received master classes from Neil Shicoff, Francisco Araiza, Joan Dornemann, Sherrill Milnes, Mignon Dunn, Håkan Hagegård, Vinson Cole, Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Pierre Vallet and Patrick Summers. Frandsen was a regional finalist in the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is the recipient of the honorary Aalborg Opera Prize 2015. He was also awarded grants and scholarships from Moores, Yale, Curtis, and several American and Danish organizations.

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

Engagements in 2015- 2016 included Ferrando/Cosi fan Tutte and Elvino/La Sonnambula at Opera Hedeland; and Narraboth/Salome at Copenhagen Royal Opera with Stefan Herheim and Boder. Frandsen also performed the lead role as Architect Jørn Utzon in Opera Australia’s newly commissioned and highly profiled opera- ‘Sydney Opera House, The Opera’- that celebrates the construction of the House and famous emblem of the city.

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 Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Jerusalem and also Tamino/Die Zauberflöte in Gothenburg.