Daniel Frank - Singer - Tenor

Daniel Frank has in the last couple of years established himself as one of Scandinavia’s most interesting Wagner tenors.

He made his operatic debut as John Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul at Folkoperan in Stockholm in 2009. Before that, he had worked as a rock singer, vocal coach, and music and drama teacher for ten years. The opera world quickly became aware of this charismatic performer with his powerful and wide ranged voice, and the debut was followed by further baritone roles at Folkoperan in Stockholm, as well as other venues like e.g. Läckö Castle Opera.

In spring 2010 Daniel Frank sang the part of Severin in Kurt Weill’s Silver Lake which successfully established his change from baritone to tenor.

In the fall 2011 Daniel made his successful debut at the Malmö Opera as Laca in Janacek’s Jenufa and later the same season he sang his first Don José in NorrlandsOperan’s new production of Carmen.

In 2012/2013 Daniel Frank made his international debut at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf as Tannhäuser and returned to Malmö Opera for Tamino. Later the same season he did Tannhäuser in Colombia with Gustavo Dudamel.

Among recent and upcoming engagements to be mentioned are Laca in Jenufa at Theater Kiel, Tannhäuser at The State Opera in Prague as well as at the Swedish Royal Opera in Stockholm, Peter Grimes, Lohengrin and Tannhäuser at Konzert Theater Bern, Florestan and Paul in Die Tote Stadt at Wermland Opera, Radames at the Malmö Opera and Siegfried in both Siegfried and Götterdämmerung in the Stockholm Ring and Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Gothenburg Opera.

Daniel has won several prizes, a. o. an award from the Friends of the Folkoperan “…for his performance in Pearl Fishers (Nourabad) and Silver Lake (Severin), two diametrically opposed sets and works, where Daniel Frank demonstrated a powerful range of singing and acting,” and Uppsala Municipality Cultural order “…for his mature vocal art and theatrical portrayals on the opera stage, not least in the past performances “Pearl Fishers” and “Silver Lake” at Stockholm’s Folkoperan.” In 2012 Daniel received the Birgit Nilsson stipend.