Biography - South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Michael Hendrick – Erik
Metropolitan Opera debut as Menelas in Die Ägyptische Helena (Fabio Luisi, conductor); Midas in Die Liebe der Danae with Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland at Concertgebouw (Edo de Waart, conductor); as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Metropolitan Opera, Beyerischer Staatsoper, Seattle Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, L’Opera de Montréal, and Festival Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil. Florestan in Fideliowith Palm Beach Opera, Opera Boston and at Ohio State University.

Title role in Samson et Dalila with Rome Opera at Teatro dell’Opera, Festival Amazonas de Ópera; Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Don José in Carmen, with Festival Ópera de a Coruña (Galicia, Spain), at Palacio de Festivales in Santander (Cantabria, Spain), with New York City Opera and Opera Pacific (U.S.); Enée in Les Troyens at Festival Amazonas (Laurent Campellone, conductor).

Title role in Parsifal with Festival Amazonas de Ópera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Title role in Lohengrin at Kolobov Novaya Theater in Moscow. Siegmund (Act One) of Die Walküre with Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse. Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

Paul in Die Tote Stadt with Opéra National de Lorraine. The Stranger (der Fremde) in Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Tambour-Major in Wozzeck (James Levine, conductor) at the Metropolitan Opera.

Title role in Verdi’s Aroldo with ABAO in Bilbao, Spain; Title role in La clemenza di Tito with the National Symphony Orchestra, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (Christopher Hogwood, conductor). Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor with Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra (U.S.); Verdi’s Requiem with the National Philharmonic (U.S.), Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and Festival Amazonas.

Sergei in excerpts from Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and The Nose, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor); Ghermann in Tchaikovsky’s Pikovaya Dama (The Queen of Spades) with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Vodémon in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in New York; Levko in Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night with Sarasota Opera; Shuisky in Boris Godunov with Milwaukee Symphony.

Laca in Jenufa with Asociacion Bilbaina de Amigos de la Opera (ABAO) OLBE in Bilbao, Spain; at Teatro Cervantes in Málaga, Spain; Arizona Opera; Utah Opera and Sarasota Opera. Dvorak’s Psalmus Hungaricus with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Chairman Mao in Nixon in China (John Adams, conductor) at the Metropolitan Opera. Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia at Lincoln Center’s New York City Opera (Christopher Alden production). Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men with Washington National Opera (Francesco Zambello production, awarded Washington National Opera’s 2001 Artist of the Year); Sarasota Opera; Kentucky Opera; Utah Opera and Arizona Opera.

Das Lied von der Erde with Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse; Festival Amazonas; Brevard Music Festival; Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra; Pensacola Symphony Orchestra; and ELO Orchestra in New York City (Christopher Alden production). Das klagende Lied with Orquestra Nacional de España (Madrid); Philadelphia Orchestra; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Most recently: Lost Childhood with National Philharmonic Orchestra; In 2014 Mr. Hendrick returns to Sarasota Opera as Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer.