The german tenor Daniel Jenz was born in Esslingen am Neckar. He studied at the Universities of Graz and Mainz and was part of the Young Ensemble of the Staatstheater Mainz.

He has won the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang in 2006 and in 2009 was awarded the Franz-Völker-Preis for young tenors.

He had guest performances at the Staatsoper Berlin, the opera Frankfurt and Bonn, the Hamburg State Opera, at the National Theatre Mannheim, at the State Theatre Linz, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and worked with René Jacobs, Sylvain Cambreling, Dennis Russell Davies, Vasily Petrenko and Erik Nielsen.

He was member of the Stadttheater Hildesheim, from 2013 to 2017 he belonged to the ensemble of the Theater Lübeck. Here he sang for instance Baron Kronthal (»Der Wildschütz«), Renaud (»Armide«), Don Ramiro (»La Cenerentola«), Nemorino (»L’elisir d’amore«), Tebaldo (»I Capuleti e i Montecchi«) and Ferrando (»Così fan tutte«).

Since the season 2017/18 he belongs to the ensemble of the Staatstheater Kassel.

Backstage with Daniel Jenz