Michael Robert Hendrick

Michael Robert Hendrick


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«"Michael Robert Hendrick sang the Bacchus-esque role of Waldemar with a strong upper register and admirable dramatic insight. this was a heartfelt and powerful performance. Lyrical sections such as “Mit Toves Stimme flüstert der Wald” were especially well phrased. The terrifying monologue when Waldemar confronts God as an equal was electrifying. A clarion top B flat on “Hofnarrn tragen” would have intimidated even the Almighty." 26 SEPTEMBER, 2016»
Jonathan Sutherland, Bach Track (2017)
«"The role of the PRINCE was performed by the American tenor Michael Robert Hendrick, the only international guest, who thrilled us not only with his correct interpretation and vision of a spoiled hypochondriac and yet pompous Prince, but also with his excellent pronunciation of Croatian language, on which the opera is performed." 06 MARCH, 2017»
Zrinka Matić, Klasika.hr (2017)
«"Michael Hendrick with his radiant tenor plays Herod's instinctive desire and, later, the horror of Salome's handling of Johanaan's head, superbly." 21 April, 2015»
Hartmut Sassenhausen, Westdeutsche Zeitung (WZ) (2017)
2018Prokofiev: The Love for Three OrangesThe Prince
2018Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerErik
2015Strauss R.: SalomeHerodes
2015Strauss R.: SalomeHerodes
2015Strauss R.: SalomeHerodes
2015Strauss R.: SalomeHerodes
2015Strauss R.: SalomeHerodes
2015Beethoven: FidelioFlorestan
2013Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaSamson
2013Wagner R.: ParsifalParsifal
2012Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaSamson
2010Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosBacchus
2009Saint-Saëns: Samson et DalilaSamson
2009Berlioz: Les TroyensCassandre
2008Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosBacchus
2008Beethoven: FidelioFlorestan
2007Strauss R.: Die Ägyptische HelenaMenelaus
2005Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosBacchus
2004Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosBacchus
2003Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosBacchus
2002Wagner R.: ParsifalParsifal
2002Strauss R.: Die Liebe der DanaeMidas
2002Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Geharnischter
1999Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Geharnischter
1998Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Geharnischter


Tenor Michael Robert Hendrick made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York City as Menelas in Die Ägyptische Helena under the direction of Fabio Luisi, followed by numerous engagements at international houses. His repertoire includes Paul in Die tote Stadt, the title roles in Peter Grimes, Samson und Dalila, Parsifal, Lohengrin, Don José in Carmen, Canio in Pagliacci, Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, Florestan in Fidelio, Herodes in Salome, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, Midas in Die Liebe der Danae and the Tambour-major in Wozzeck.

Mr. Hendrick was honored at the Kennedy Center as Washington National Opera’s Artist of the Year at the end of the 2001-02 season for his portrayal of Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men by Carlisle Floyd, a role he most recently portrayed at Sarasota Opera in 2013 and Manitoba Opera in Canada in 2016.
Mr. Hendrick sang with Rome Opera in the title role of Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, conducted by Charles Dutoit; the title role in Wagner’s Parsifal at the Teatro Amazonas in Brazil, as Erik in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and with Sarasota Opera in the U.S.
In Nancy, France he has performed as Paul in Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt with Opéra National de Lorraine à Nancy. At Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw he was heard as Midas in Strauss' Die Liebe der Danae with Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland under Edo de Waart and as the title role of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito with the National Symphony Orchestra, at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
His Czech repertoire includes Laca in Janáček’s Jenufa at the Teatro Cervantes in Málaga, Spain; with ABAO Opera at Palacio Euscalduna in Bilbao, Spain; and with Utah Opera and Sarasota Opera, and has portrayed Zhivny in Jánáček's Osud at New York's Bard Summerscape Festival. In Russian repertoire he has appeared as Count Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in New York, as Levko in Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night at Sarasota Opera under Valery Rivkin and as Shuisky in Boris Godunow with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. His Hungarian repertoire includes Kodaly’s Psalmus Hungaricus with Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
In addition to his opera career, Michael Robert Hendrick is at home on concert stages. He has portayed Mahler's Das klagende Lied with the National Orchestra of Spain, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Michael Hendrick has appeared as tenor soloist in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse in France; Teatro Amazonas in Brazil, Brevard Music Festival, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. He has performed Verdi’sRequiem with the National Philharmonic (U.S.), Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and the Amazonas Festival.
Update: Sept. 11, 2016
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges The Prince Immediately Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb 2018
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Erik Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb 2018
Strauss R.: Salome Herodes Immediately Wuppertaler Bühnen 2015
Strauss R.: Salome Herodes Immediately Wuppertaler Bühnen 2015
Strauss R.: Salome Herodes Immediately Wuppertaler Bühnen 2015


Artist of the year, washington national opera, the kennedy center