Since the season 2020/21 Daniel Jenz is member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble.
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’elisire d’amore” or FERRANDO in “Cosi fan tutte”. Last season, he returned to the Lübeck Thatre to sing the STEERSMAN in “Der Fliegende Holländer” and LURCANIO 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 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 became 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 und 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.