Daniel JENZ Tenor


Since the season 2020/21 Daniel Jenz has been a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble. Here, he can be seen in such roles as the STEERSMAN in “Der Fliegende Holländer, FROH in “Das Rheingold”, NARRABOTH in “Salome”, the CAVALIER in “Cardillac”, a SHEPHERD in “Tristan und Isolde”...
In 2022 he has guest performances as TOM RAKEWELL in “The Rake’s Process” at the Mainz State Theatre.

Before, he has had been engaged for 3 years at the Kassel State Theatre, where he performed TOM RAKEWALL in “The Rake’s Progress”, FENTON in “Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor”, TONY in der “West Side Story”, BARON KRONTHAL, CANDIDE or TAMINO, just to name a few.

From 2013 until 2017 he joined the Ensemble of the Theater Lübeck where he was successful with roles like BARON KRONTHAL in “Der Wildschütz”, DON RAMIRO in” La Cenerentola”, TEBALDO in” I Capuleti e i Montecchi”, NEMORINO in “L'elisir d’amore” or FERRANDO in “Così fan tutte”. Last season, he returned to the Lübeck Theatre to sing the STEERSMAN in “Der Fliegende Holländer” and LUCIANO in Händel’s “Ariodante”.

Born in Esslingen the German tenor studied at the conservatories of Graz and Mainz. At the State Theatre Mainz, he started his professional career as a member of the Young Ensemble’.

He has won the federal competition singing in 2006 and in 2009 he was awarded the Franz-Völker-Award for young tenors. He is scholarship holder of the Hanser-Strecker-Foundation, the Richard-Wagner-Scholarship Foundation and the Mainz Theatre Culture Foundation and prize winner of the Rotary Music Competition Wiesbaden. He got his first permanent engagement at the Hildesheim Theatre.

Guest engagements brought him to the Berlin State Opera, the Opera houses in Frankfurt and Bonn, the Hamburg State Opera , The Mannheim National Theatre, the Linz Municipal Theatre , the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall . Daniel Jenz works with renowned conductors and stage directors like René Jacobs, Sylvain Cambreling, Dennis Russell Davies, Vasily Petrenko, Stefan Blunier, Erik Nielsen, Anthony Pilavachi, Peer Boysen, Nigel Lowery and Olivier Tambosi.

In 2007 Daniel Lenz could be seen with the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under the musical direction of Enrico Delamboye in the SWR series “Musikdebüt – Junge Musiker der Extraklasse”.

Daniel is also a sought after concert singer and performs a wide repertory including masses and oratories of Bach, Händel, Dvorak, Haydn, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Monteverdi, Mozart, Rossini, just to name a few.

In the season 2019/20 he sang at the Hagen Theatre the SHEPERD and the VOICE OF A YOUNG SAILOR in “Tristan und Isolde” and at the Pforzheim Theatre he was NEMORINO.
Besides, he performed here Haydn’s “Creation” with the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

In summer 2019 he was RAOUL DE GARDEFEU in “Pariser Leben“ and MAXIME DE LA VALLÉ in “Clo-Clo“at the Bad Ischl Festival. On the occasion of the Year of Léhar the world premiere of this forgotten operetta was released under the CPO label.


Staatstheater Mainz – The Rake’s Progress – TOM RAKEWELL
Tom (alias the fantastic Tenor Daniel Jenz)…
Daniel Jenz is profound and moving, present in every second.
Frankfurter Allgemeine
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
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
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
With tenoral blaze and comical, light singing Daniel Jenz gives an ideal portrayal of the admirer Maxime de la Vallé.
The German tenor Daniel Jenz gave a sympathetic Maxim de la Vallé, who finally succeeded in courting Clo-Clo.
Online Merker
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
Staatstheater Kassel - Der Wildschütz – BARON KRONTHAL
Daniel Jenz sings Baron Kronthal with a smooth, beautifully timbred, clear tenor voice and presents some marvellous peaks.
As Baron Kronthal lives out his Weltschmerz. With plenty of tenoral melodiousness and high agility, Daniel Jenz set gelaming highlights.
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
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“.
Daniel Jenz clear, bright tenor voice perfectly harmonises with his partner’s voice.
Staatstheater Kassel
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
Theater Lübeck – Armide – RENAUD
His voice has some magnificent naturalvocal heights
LN Online
Kassel – The Rake’s Progress –TOM RAKEWELL
Convincing as singer-actor act Daniel Jenz, a vocally strong Tom with high presence.
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