"Michael Hendrick delivered his lines with sound musicianship, character and gusto. Hendrick's vocal abilities and demeanor conveyed to the audience a clear picture."
as the Tenor Soloist in Mahler's DAS LIED VON DER ERDE - PensacolaNewsJournal.com
"Michael Hendrick was sterling as Soliman."
as Soliman in Mozart's ZAÏDE - The Cincinnati Post
"Michael Hendrick performed Bacchus with a noble bearing and a trumpet tone. There are good tenors out there after all."
as Bacchus in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS - The Montréal Gazette
"Michael Hendrick gets off a plane at 9 pm while the first dress rehearsal is going on, comes in to Mershon auditorium with his luggage in hand, gets on stage and sings...and sings...WOW!"
as Florestan in Fidelio - Christopher Purdy, WOSU FM 89.7 (Columbus, OH)
"The interpretive strong tenor voice of Hendrick soothes the suffering of the Hebrews, shows its force after the onset of Delilah, and his anguish between love and faith and beliefs."
as Samson in SAMSON ET DALILA, Amazonas Opera Festival - Juéara Menezes, PortalAmazõnia.com
"Sarasota was lucky above all in its choice of tenors. Michael Hendrick sang a convincing Laca with a sturdy, robust voice."
as Laca in JENUFA - Das Opernglas
"My favorite was tenor Michael Hendrick as Spakos... Hendrick brought passion to his role and supported it with a clear, well-focused tone. He also evoked sympathy by exploring the full range of his character's feelings."
as Spakos in Massenet's CLÉOPÂTRE - Gannett Newspapers
"One vocal standout- tenor Michael Hendrick in the role of Soliman the tyrannical sultan. Splendidly outfitted, he more than lived up to his garb with singing that was vibrant, tonally lush and well-projected."
as Soliman in Mozart's ZAÏDE - The Indianapolis Star
"Michael Hendrick embodies a Paul fragile and poignant : His expressive range and timbre of valour are those of a heldentenor."
As Paul in DIE TOTE STADT - Sebastien Foucart, Concertonet - May 14, 2010
"A young and immensely promising heldentenor in Michael Hendrick. He rode the often inhuman tessitura of the Stranger with courage and belief, singing and phrasing with real beauty, not just brawn."
As The Stranger in Korngold's DAS WUNDER DER HELIANE - Edward Seckerson, The Independent (London) - 2007
"As Levko, tenor Michael Hendrick showed a powerful, even voice with ringing high notes and a great sense of style... It was a triumph."
as Levko in Rimsky-Korsakov's MAY NIGHT - L'Opera (Italy)
"Tenor Michael Hendrick, Aroldo and main protagonist of the opera, sang with expression, a clear expressive validity and a good musical sense."
as Aroldo in Verdi's AROLDO - ABAO Bilbao - J.A.Z., Deia
"Mr. Hendrick was most eloquent, his chatty, almost countertenor tessitura just perfect for a somewhat bitchy representative of the Fates."
as the Male Chorus in THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA - New York City Opera - Concertonet.com
"In tenor Michael Hendrick and the Choral Union of Ann Arbor's University Musical Society, Rozhdestvensky enjoyed a vocal force that matched the DSO's glistening effort in all its discipline and all its splendid color."
as Tenor Soloist in PSALMUS HUNGARICUS - Detroit Symphony Orchestra - The Detroit News
"Michael Hendrick sang very well, with a rich and subtle tenor that was particularly thrilling in the high range."
as Don José in CARMEN - Jack Robinson, The Los Angeles Times
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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Dear Friends,

I am in Zagreb, Croatia. Our Premiere (Opening Night) of "Love for Three Oranges" was Feb. 17th and it was an amazing success for Croatian National Theater in Zagreb! Last night (Monday, Feb. 20th) was our second performance, but we have four more performances remaining.

I am adding as many news features as I can find, on this News Page so please take a look. For non-Croatian speakers, I promise to get as many of the news featured translated into English and repost them!

Here you'll find news features about my career, interviews, and other GREAT stories of productions I was involved with!

My performance reviews can be found here: Reviews, or to find reviews for a specific work, you can find them organized by last name of composer, here: Repertoire.

Pjevač koji je briljirao u "Gurrelieder" sada je glavna uzdanica produkcije opere "Zaljubljen u tri naranče" Sergeja Prokofjeva u zagrebačkom HNK

When I first saw Michael Robert Hendrick, so tall, corpulent, light-tanned, a bit sweaty, my first impression was that he does not look like a world opera star, but rather a regular guy who runs a local butcher shop. However, indeed it was the important American tenor, who debuted, no less, at the Metropolitan Opera as Menelaus in Strauss' Die Ägyptische Helena, under the baton of Fabio Luisi.

Opera zagrebačkoga Hrvatskoga narodnog kazališta 17. veljače premijerno će izvesti operu-farsu Zaljubljen u tri naranče, velikoga ruskog skladatelja Sergeja Sergejeviča Prokofjeva, pod ravnanjem maestra Nikša Bareze i u režiji Krešimira Dolenčića.

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PREMIJERA: 17.2.2017. u 19:30 sati

Ostali termini izvedbe: 20.2.2017., 23.2.2017., 25.2.2017., 1.3.2017., 4.3.2017. u 19:30 sati

Opera Zaljubljen u tri naranče odabrana je kao polazište za pilot-projekt pod nazivom Opera u školama.

Zaljubljen u tri naranče u povodu premijere u Hrvatskom narodnom kazalištu u Zagrebu

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Opera zagrebačkoga Hrvatskoga narodnog kazališta priprema operu-farsu Zaljubljen u tri naranče, ruskoga skladatelja Sergeja Sergejeviča Prokofjeva (1891. – 1953.). Dirigent je maestro Nikša Bareze, a redatelj Krešimir Dolenčić. Scenografiju i kostimografiju osmislio je mladi engleski umjetnik Simon Bejer. Prokofjev je operu skladao po narudžbi chicaškoga opernoga društva i praizvedena je u prosincu 1921. godine u tamošnjem kazalištu Auditorium. Na daske zagrebačkoga HNK postavlja se ponovno nakon 46 godina. Na hrvatskom jeziku izvodit će je veliki operni ansambl uz pratnju Orkestra i Zbora HNK u Zagrebu.

HNK… Pilot-projekt pod nazivom Opera u školama, kojeg zagrebački HNK organizira u suradnji sa školama Grada Zagreba i okolice s ciljem edukacije i zbližavanja mladih naraštaja s opernom umjetnošću

Tradicionalna matineja pod nazivom ‘Ususret premijeri,’ održana je u zagrebačkom HNK, na kojoj je predstavljena opera Sergeja Prokofjeva ‘Zaljubljen u tri naranče’, pod ravnanjem maestra Nikše Bareze, u režiji Krešimira Dolenčića. Premijera je 17. veljače.

Kad sam ugledao Michaela Hendricka, onako visokog, krupnog, svjetloputog, pomalo znojnog, prva asocijacija mi je bila da nimalo ne nalikuje svjetskoj opernoj zvijezdi, već prije tipu koji u lokalnom kvartu drži mesnicu. No, riječ je o velikom američkom tenoru, koji je debitirao, ni manje ni više, nego u Metropolitanu kao Menelaj u Straussovoj Egipatskoj Heleni, pod ravnanjem maestra Fabija Luisija.