Texan Scott Hendricks has emerged as one of today’s most compelling and versatile baritones. From Monteverdi to Schreker, Mozart to Debussy and Puccini to modern-day composers, Hendricks has always maintained a diverse operatic diary and is now establishing himself as an important artist in the operas of Verdi, Puccini and Wagner.
Engagements in the 2016–17 season include the title role of Verdi’s Macbeth (La Monnaie, Brussels), a return to the Royal Opera House for Sharpless Madama Butterfly, Forester The Cunning Little Vixen (Cologne Opera), the title role of Nixon in China (Houston Grand Opera), and Escamillo Carmen (Bregenz Festival). Engagements in the 2015-16 season included the title role of Eugene Onegin (Houston Grand Opera), Scarpia Tosca (New Orleans Opera), and role debuts as Hamlet III Die Hamletmaschine (Zurich Opera) and the title role of Sweeney Todd (La Monnaie, Brussels).
An esteemed interpreter of both Puccini and Verdi, Hendricks’ roles include Sharpless Madama Butterfly (for his Metropolitan Opera debut, for Houston Grand Opera, and Washington National Opera with Plàcido Domingo); Scarpia Tosca (Royal Opera House debut, Opéra National de Paris, Washington National Opera and Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich); Jack Rance La Fanciulla del West (Opernhaus Zürich); Michele Il tabarro and the title role of Gianni Schicchi (in a new production of Il trittico at Oper Köln); Renato Un ballo in maschera (La Monnaie); Conte di Luna Il trovatore (Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg and La Monnaie); the title role of Macbeth (Dutch National Opera at La Monnaie, receiving Opernwelt’s production of the year award); Amonasro Aida (Houston Grand Opera and Canadian Opera Company); Germont La traviata (La Monnaie in a new production by Andrea Breth), the title role of Rigoletto (Houston Grand Opera); Iago Otello (Canadian Opera Company, New Zealand Opera); and Posa Don Carlos (Houston Grand Opera and Oper der Stadt Köln).
Other recent engagements include Forester The Cunning Little Vixen (Opéra National du Rhin); Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor (Houston Grand Opera); Jochanaan Salome (La Monnaie, Brussels); the title role of Król Roger (Gran Teatre de Liceu and Opéra National de Paris); the Traveller Death in Venice (Teatro La Fenice and Gran Teatre de Liceu); Tamare Die Gezeichneten (De Nederlandse Opera); critically acclaimed performances of both Roderick The Fall of the House of Usher and Carlo Gérard Andrea Chénier (Bregenz Festival); and an internationally critically acclaimed portrayal of the title role in the world première of Giorgio Battistelli’s Richard III with De Vlaamse Opera, under the direction of Robert Carsen.