Texan Scott Hendricks has emerged as one of today’s most compelling and versatile baritones. From Puccini to Schreker, Verdi to Debussy to modern-day composers, Hendricks has always maintained a diverse operatic diary.
An esteemed interpreter of both Puccini and Verdi, his roles include Sharpless/Madama Butterfly, Scarpia/Tosca, Michele/Il tabarro and title role Gianni Schicchi, Renato/Un ballo in maschera, Conte di Luna/Il trovatore, the title role of Macbeth, Amonasro/Aida, Germont/La traviata, the title role of Rigoletto, Iago/Otello, Posa/Don Carlos.
Scott Hendricks has sung at major opera houses and festivals around the world, including Metropolitan Opera New, Washington National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, York, Opéra national de Paris, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona (title role Król Roger), Bayerische Staatsoper München, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Theater an der Wien (Vladislav/Dalibor), Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Dutch National Opera, and De Vlaamse Opera, where he received international critical acclaim for his portrayal of the title role in the world première of Giorgio Battistelli’s Richard III under the direction of Robert Carsen, Opera Zurich (Hamlet III in Rihm’s Die Hamletmaschine), Opéra National du Rhin (Forester/The Cunning Little Vixen), Teatro Massimo Palermo (Tamare/Die Gezeichneten), Teatro La Fenice (Traveler/Death in Venice), Mikhailovsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Welsh National Opera, Israeli Opera, as well as the Saito Kinen Festival (Yeletsky/Pique Dame), Bregenz Festival (Escamillo/Carmen).
Highlights of the 2017/18 season and the recent past include i.a. Barnaba/La Gioconda, his role debut as Tonio/I Pagliacci, and the role of Victor Frankenstein in the world premiere of Mark Grey’s Frankenstein at La Monnaie, the title role in the world premiere of M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder at Komische Oper Berlin, Scarpia/Tosca at San Francisco Opera, Jack Rance/La Fanciulla del West in Zurich, as well as Ruprecht/The Fiery Angel in Warsaw and on the occasion of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
At 2019’s Bregenz Festival, Hendricks took on the title role in Philipp Stölzl’s production of Rigoletto under the baton of Enrique Mazzola.
Engagements of the 2019/20 season include, among others, Janáček‘s The Makropulos Affaire/Jaroslav Prus under Jakub Hrůša at Opera Zurich, Il trovatore (staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov) at Opera Cologne, and Il trovatore at Opéra National du Rhin.