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 2018-19 season include Scarpia Tosca (San Francisco Opera); Barnaba La Gioconda and the role of Victor Frankenstein in the world premiere of Mark Grey’s Frankenstein (both for La Monnaie) and the role of the murderer in the world premiere of M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (Komische Oper Berlin).
Engagements in the 2017-18 season include returns to Opernhaus Zurich (Jack Rance La Fanciulla del West) and La Monnaie (Tonio I Pagliacci); and his role debut as Ruprecht The Fiery Angel (Teatr Wielki, Warsaw and Aix-en-Provence).
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, New Orleans Opera, 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); Posa Don Carlos (Houston Grand Opera and Oper der Stadt Köln); the title role of Eugene Onegin (Houston Grand Opera), Hamlet III Die Hamletmaschine (Zurich Opera); and the title role of Sweeney Todd (La Monnaie, Brussels).
Other recent engagements include the title role of Verdi’s Macbeth (La Monnaie, Brussels), Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen (Opéra National du Rhin and Oper Köln); the title role in Nixon in China (Houston Grand Opera), Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor (Houston Grand Opera); Jochanaan in Salome (La Monnaie, Brussels); the title role of Król Roger (Gran Teatre de Liceu and Opéra National de Paris); the Traveller in Death in Venice (Teatro La Fenice and Gran Teatre de Liceu); Tamare in Die Gezeichneten (De Nederlandse Opera); critically acclaimed performances of both Roderick in The Fall of the House of Usher and Carlo Gérard in 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.