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/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.
Future engagements include Ferrando/Cosi fan Tutte at Opera Hedeland, Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly at the Danish National Opera, and Alfred/Die Fledermaus with Odense Symphony – amongst others.
In the 2013-2014 season, Mr. Frandsen made his 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, Neil Shicoff, Francisco Araiza, 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 recent graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music (Spring 2013) under the direction of Mikael Eliasen and Marlena Malas.