Guest of the Opera
Swedish tenor Daniel Frank, born and raised in Uppsala, has quickly established himself at the Swedish opera stages. He studied singing with, among others, Christer Solén, Hans Dornbusch, Solvieg Ågren and Björn Blomqvist. Daniel Frank made his operatic debut in 2009 as John Sorel in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul at Folkoperan in Stockholm. In 2010 he made a transition from baritone to tenor although, for a while, he continued to perform baritone parts, such as Fernando Villabella in Rossini‘ s La gazza ladra and Valentin in Gounod’s Faust. His tenor repertoire has so far included Peter Quint (Britten:The Turn of the Screw), Laca (Janáček: Jenůfa), Tamino (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), don José (Bizet: Carmen) and Wagner’s Tannhäuser. Outside Sweden, Daniel Frank has guest appeared at the Deutsche oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf or at the Theater Kiel. In 2013, he created the role of Tannhäuser several times: in May at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, in July at the Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitan in Bogotá, Columbia together with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel, and in August in Lima, Peru. In April 2014, he will create this role at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. In June 2014, he will sing Britten‘s Peter Grimes in Bern, Switzerland.