Biography

Texan Scott Hendricks has emerged as one of today's most compelling and versatile baritones. From Puccini to Schreker, Verdi to Britten and 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.

Past engagements include Janácek's The Makropulos Affair/Jaroslav Prus under Jakub Hrůša at the Zurich Opera, Il trovatore staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov at the Cologne Opera, Il trovatore at the Opéra National du Rhin and Ruprecht/The Fiery Angel in Warsaw, as well as the Title role in Philipp Stölzl's Rigoletto production conducted by Enrique Mazzola at the Bregenz Festival.
In the 2021/22 season he continued to take on this role, also at the Halle Opera, as well as Sir John Falstaff/ Falstaff at the Opéra de Lyon and Gleby/ Siberia at the Theater Bonn.

In the season 22/23, Scott Hendrick returned to the Komische Oper Berlin as Falstaff and made his role debut as Kurwenal at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy. In the USA he could be heard as Rigoletto in Salt Lake City and then as Kovalyov in a new production of Shostakovich's "Nase" at the Theatre La Monnaie in Brussels.

This season Hendricks returns to Brussels, where he gives his debut as Alberich in Wagners Rheingold in a new production by Romeo Castellucci, conducted by Alain Altinoglu. Followed by another engagement at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, this time with Verdi's Nostalgia under the musical direction of Carlo Goldstein and production by Krystian Lada.

Management

General Management
North America representation only: Sempre Artists 

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
boris@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14

News

Nostalgia in Brussels

After several Wagner roles, most recently with a great personal success as Alberich in Rheingold, Scott Hendricks is now returning to his regular stage in Brussels with Verdi. The Texan baritone has already appeared there in various major Verdi roles:  He can now be seen from 23 March as Carlo in Nostalgia as part of a special two-part production at the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie. Under the musical direction of Carlo Goldstein and directed by Krystian Lada, this pasticcio combines musical highlights from Giuseppe Verdi's first sixteen operas into a new story, telling the story of three friends in the key years of their lives in two separate opera performances, Rivoluzione and Nostalgia. While Rivoluzione is set in the period after the 1968 movement, Nostalgia shows the reunion of the friends and their individual memories of their youth together with a leap in time to the end of the 2000s.

Further dates and information can be found here:
www.lamonnaiedemunt.be 

In addition, there is the possibility to stream Nostalgia live on Operavision on 30.03.24 at 15:00:
www.operavision.de

Watch out for Alberich in Brussels!
On 24.10.23, for the first time, the Texan baritone will sing Alberich in Wagner's "Rheingold" in a new production by Romeo Castellucci, conducted by Alain Altinoglu, at the Théatre de la Monnaie in Brussels.

After Kurwenal, this is a further step into the musical world of Richard Wagner. Exciting!

More information:
www.lamonnaiedemunt.be/... 

Press

 

"Or du Rhin" magistral et transcendent, à Bruxelles / La Monnaie / 28.10.2023 / lemonde.fr 


 

"Rheingold" in Brüssel / La Monnaie / 27.10.2023 / faz.net


"Scott Hendricks verkörpert, wohl singend und vehement, einen mehr mitleiderregenden als abstoßenden Alberich" 
 
 

Frankenstein / La Monnaie Brussels / 09.03.19 / brf.be


"Scott Hendricks als Frankenstein mit kraftvollem, aber nie überdeckendem Bariton" 

La Gioconda / La Monnaie Brussels / 02.02.19 / bachtrack.com


"Mention spéciale pour le baryton Scott Hendricks, voix mordante et excellent acteur" 

The Fiery Angel / Festival d'Aix-en-Provence / 06.07.18 / bachtrack.com 


"confident and versatile baritone" 
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