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, he belonged to the ensemble of the Theater Lübeck and the Staatstheater Kassel. Here he sang for instance Baron Kronthal (»Der Wildschütz«), Tom Rakewell (»The Rake’s Progress«), Fenton (»Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor«), Steuermann (»Der fliegende Holländer«) sowie Tamino (»Die Zauberflöte«).

From the season 2020/2021 he will be a member of the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera.

Backstage with Daniel Jenz