Daniel JENZ Tenor
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

Since the season 20/21 Daniel Jenz has been a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble. Here, he can be seen in a broad range of roles including the STEERSMAN in “Der Fliegende Holländer”, a SHEPHERD in “TRistan und Isolde”, the 3rd SQUIRE in “Parsifal”, FROH in “Rheingold”, NARRABOTH in “Salome”, LEUKIPPOS in “Daphne”, JAQUINO in “Fidelio”, ANDRES in “Wozzeck”, DER KAVALIER in “Cardillac” or MR. JONES in “Animal Farm” by Alexander Raskatov.

As NUTRICE/PRIMO FAMIGLIARE in “L'incoronazione di Poppea” and as WHITE MINISTER in György Ligeti's “Le Grand Macabre” in the season 2023/24 – both world premieres at the ´Vienna State Opera under Pablo Heras-Casado- he aroused particular attention.

In summer 2024 he makes his debut at the Bayreuth Festival as SHEPHERD in the new production“Tristan und Isolde”.

Guest engagements brought him to the Berlin State Opera, the opera houses of Frankfurt and Bonn, the Hamburg State Opera, the Mannheim National Theatre, the New Linz Music Theatre,to the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

He portrayed TEBALDO in “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” at the Lucerne Theatre in 2023/24.

In 2022 he was TOM RAKEWELL in a new production of “The Rake’s Progress” at the Mainz State Theatre. Before, Daniel Jenz was a member of the ensembles of the Hildesheim City Theatre, the Lübeck Theatre and the Kassel State Theatre. At these houses, he performed a wide repertoire including the BARON KRONTHAL im “Wildschütz”, TOM RAKEWELL in “The Rake's Progress”, FENTON in “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor”, WALTHER VON DER VOGELWEIDE in “Tannhäuser”, the DANCING MASTER in “Ariadne auf Naxos” and TAMINO in “Die Zauberflöte”. His interpretation of seven parts in the rarely played “Christophe Colomb” by Darius Milhaud at the Lübeck Theatre in 2019 met with approval nationwide.

Daniel was born in Esslingen a.N. . He studied at the academies of Graz and Mainz and was a member of the Young Ensemble of the Mainz State Theatre.

The German tenor is a Prize Winner of the National Singing Competition 2006 and was awarded the Fran-Völer-Prize for Young Talents in 2009.

Moreover, he is a scholarship holder of the Hanser-Strecker-Foundation, the Richard-Wagner-Scholarship Foundation , The Foundation of Mainz Theatre Culture and Prizewinner of the Rotary Music Competition Wiesbaden. 

Daniel Jenz works with such renowned conductors and producers as aPhilippe Jordan, Bertrand de Billy, Franz Welser-Möst, Axel Kober, Marco Armiliato, René Jacobs, Sylvain Cambreling, Dennis Russell Davies, Alexander Soddy und Thomas Guggeis, Calixto Bieito or Kirill Serebrennikow.

Additionally to his opera appearances, the tenor sings numerous concerts including works by Bach, Händel, Dvořák, Haydn, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Monteverdi, Mozart, Rossini just to name a few. 

At the 2019 Lehár-Festival Bad Ischl 2019 he portrayed MAXIME DE LA VALLÉ in the operetta “Clo-Clo” by Franz Lehár. This rediscovery of the Operetta-Boulevard was awarded by the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation Classical Music with the “Frog of the Month '' and was released on CD on the occasion of Franz Léhar’s 150th anniversary. In 2024 a CD release of the recording“Parsifal” at the Vienna State Opera is planned.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Wiener Staatsoper - Daphne - LEUKIPPOS
Daniel Jenz plays a Leukippos, who courageously competes against his all-powerful, heroic rival Leukippos, confirming his status as one of the most versatile and experienced young lyrical tenors. He is also artistically strong and convinces with youthful insouciance and great moments with plenty of tenderness and sensitivity.
Online Merker
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With Waggishness and cultivated glaze Daniel Jenz plays Leukippos in love.
Online Merker
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Staatstheater Mainz – The Rake’s Progress – TOM RAKEWELL
Tom (alias the fantastic Tenor Daniel Jenz)…
Deutschlandfunk
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Daniel Jenz is profound and moving, present in every second.
Frankfurter Allgemeine
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The two key figures of Tom Rakewell and Nick Shadow, Daniel Jenz and Peter Felix Bauer were brilliant: strong, slender and beautifully timbred voices.
Frankfurter Rundschau
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Wiener Staatsoper – Der Fliegende Holländer - STEUERMANN
On the other hand Daniel Jenz as the steersman has more grip and a perfect connection to his profession. A successful role debut of the relatively new member of the ensemble.
Online Merker
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Léhar Festival Bad Ischl – Pariser Leben – RAOUL DE GARDEFEU
The well-focused tenor Daniel Jenz and the clear baritone Ivan Orescanin splendidly portrayed the manipulating rakes Gardefeu and Bobinet, with an eloquent mixture of narcissism and self-awareness, lacking neither charm nor frivolous esprit.
Gottfried Franz Kasparek , Der neue Merker 08+09/ 2019
LEHAR Festival Bad Ischl – Clo-Clo – MAXIME DE LA VALLE
Daniel Jenz, as Maxime a handsome, slender, lively lyrical tenor.
Sieglinde Pfabigan, Der Neue Merker 08+09/ 2019
Daniel Jenz inspires as Maxime de la Vallé, Clo-Clo’s only true lover, whose ardor is returned. In spite of all the excellent music pieces, Clo-Clo isn’t a huge singer opera. It needs some brilliant singer-actors, that get to the heart of the wit.
OÖ Nachrichten
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With tenoral blaze and comical, light singing Daniel Jenz gives an ideal portrayal of the admirer Maxime de la Vallé.
opern-kritik.de
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The German tenor Daniel Jenz gave a sympathetic Maxim de la Vallé, who finally succeeded in courting Clo-Clo.
Online Merker
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Theater Lübeck – Ariodante – LURCANIO
Before leaving Lübeck, Daniel Jenz surprised once again as Lurcanio with a great performance. His voice was brilliant and solid and he splendidly mastered the baroque expressive essence. We shall miss him.
Unser Lübeck
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Staatstheater Kassel - Der Wildschütz – BARON KRONTHAL
Daniel Jenz sings Baron Kronthal with a smooth, beautifully timbred, clear tenor voice and presents some marvellous peaks.
OMM
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As Baron Kronthal lives out his Weltschmerz. With plenty of tenoral melodiousness and high agility, Daniel Jenz set gelaming highlights.
HNA
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Theater Lübeck – Der Wildschütz – BARON KRONTHAL
Daniel Jenz as the countess‘ brother lets his clear tenor voice shine. He convincingly plays the youthful lover- a real gain for the Lübeck ensemble.
LN Online
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Staatstheater Kassel – Falstaff - FENTON
Karola Sophia Schmid as Nannetta and Daniel Jenz as Fenton are a great couple: fresh, brilliant and with plenty of emotions they provide the lyrical moments of the „Commedia lirica“.
HNA
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Daniel Jenz clear, bright tenor voice perfectly harmonises with his partner’s voice.
Staatstheater Kassel
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Staatstheater Kassel – Westside Story - TONY
With great intensity but without overdrawing and with a truly moving singing, Daniel Jenz portrays den Tony –not only in the mega hit
Staatstheater Kassel
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Theater Lübeck – Armide – RENAUD
His voice has some magnificent naturalvocal heights
LN Online
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Kassel – The Rake’s Progress –TOM RAKEWELL
Convincing as singer-actor act Daniel Jenz, a vocally strong Tom with high presence.
HNA
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ON STAGE
Wiener Staatsoper - Daphne - LEUKIPPOS
 
Staatstheater Mainz – The Rake’s Progress – TOM RAKEWELL
Foto: Andreas Etterr
 
Staatstheater Mainz – The Rake’s Progress – TOM RAKEWELL
Foto: Andreas Etterr
 
Staatstheater Mainz – The Rake’s Progress – TOM RAKEWELL
Foto: Andreas Etterr
 
Lehar Festival Bad Ischl – Pariser Leben – RAOUL DE GARDEFEU
(Photo: Foto Hofer, Lehar Festival Bad Ischl)
 
Theater Lübeck – Armide – RENAUD
Photo: Jochen Quast
 
Theater Lübeck – Der Fliegende Holländer – STEUERMANN
Photo: Olaf Mazahn
 
Theater Lübeck – Ariodante – LURCANIO
 
Theater Kassel – Der Wildschutz (left) – BARON KRONTHAL
 
Theater Kassel – Die Zauberflöte - TAMINO