Frank van Hove, born in Bonn/Germany, first studied Theology and Philosophy in Bonn and Tübingen. After his diploma 1987 he started to study singing and acting with teachers such as Hartmut Singer, Kurt Moll, Rudolph Piernay and Irmgard Hartmann in Berlin.
Recently he was highly successfull. in Tokyo as Fasolt in Das Rheingold with NHK Orchestra under the baton of Marek Janowski and as Gurnemanz in Norwich/GB and at Staatstheater Karlsruhe, in concert he was highly acclaimed with Beethovens Missa Solemnis with Emil Tabarov in Sofia and Mahlers Symphony Nr 8 with Gabriel Feltz in Graz.
His plans in 2015/16 include Fasolt in Das Rheingold at the Festival Ruhrtriennale under the baton of Teodor Currentzis and König Heinrich in Lohengrin at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden.
In may 2016 Frank van Hove's Debut as Hans Sachs, Die Meistersinger will take place at the Theater Erfurt and DNT Weimar. Stagedirector will be Vera Nemirova musical director Joana Mallwitz.
Apparentely Frank van Hove sings Publio in a concert version of La clemenza di Tito with Michael Hofstetter conducting.
His first engagements led him to the opera houses in Dessau, Braunschweig and the Nationaltheater Mannheim, where he was a member until 2011 and performed a broad repertoire including parts such as Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, Pogner in Meistersinger von Nürnberg , Fasolt in Das Rheingold, Hunding in Die Walküre, Daland in Der Fliegende Holländer and Mozarts Leporello, Don Alfonso and Sarastro.
Since 2011 Frank van Hove was invited to the Komische Oper Berlin ( Cunning little vixen by Janacek) and sang a.o. Vodnik in Rusalka at the Volksoper Vienna, Gurnemanz at the Kongelige Teater Kopenhagen under the baton of Hartmut Haenchen, also Gurnemanz with Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble in January 2013 and in a new production at the Opera Freiburg. Under the baton of Steven Sloane he was highly acclaimed in the title part of Bartoks A kékszakállú herceg vára.
Frank van Hove was invited to sing internationaly a.o. with conductors like Kent Nagano in Brasil (Christus in Bach St Matthew –Passion), Diego Fasolis in Turin and Lugano (Haydn Schöpfung), Gary Bertini in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis), Tito Ceccherini ( Le petite messe solennelle) in Budapest and at the Opera de Lyon in Le vin herbé under the baton of Friedemann Layer.
He worked with directors a.o. Willy Decker, Günther Krämer, Harry Kupfer, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Andreas Homoki, Jens-Daniel Herzog, Andreas Homoki und Keith Warner.