Photo: Herkki-Erich Merila

Danila Frantou (tenor/countertenor) is from Belarus. He graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music and obtained his master’s degree from Grodno State University as a choral conductor. He has worked as a singer in the Chamber Choir of Grodno Chapel (2003–2005), the Belarusian State Chamber Choir (2007–2008), the Belarusian Academic State Choir named after Grigori Shirma (2008–2009), at the Belarusian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (2009–2013), and at the Estonian National Opera (2013–2017).

As a countertenor, his repertoire includes Antonio Vivaldi’s cantata “Dixit Dominus” RV 595, the role of Theseus in Rinuccini/Monteverdi/Lawrence-King’s opera “Arianna a la recherche,” J. S. Bach’s “St. John Passion,” and G. B. Pergolesi’s chamber cantata “Stabat Mater.” As a tenor, Danila’s the repertoire includes W. A. Mozart’s Mass in C major, K. 317, James MacMillan’s Symphony No. 5 “Le grand Inconnu” (2018), “Seven Last Words from the Cross” (cantata for choir and strings, 1993), the role of the Soldier in Alban Berg’s opera “Wozzeck,” Arvo Pärt’s “Kanon Pokajanen,” and other solos in various a cappella works.

Danila has been a singer and soloist of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir since 2017.