as Laca in Jánácek's Jenufa (Sarasota Opera)

Tenor Michael Hendrick made a believable Laca, sulking and spiteful in Act I as he voices his resentment of his step-grandmother’s unloving treatment of him and cutting Jenufa’s cheek with his whittling knife after she repels his advances. Returning as a reformed human being in Act II and Act III, he shows his true character as a loyal, steadfast person ready to forgive all and marry the shamed Jenufa.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
13 April 2012

as Edward in Patience and Sarah (Paula Kimper)

@ American Opera Projects

"Michael Hendrick as Edward White gave a noteworthy performance. The diction was superb. Every word was distinct and understandable. How often can one say that about opera performances, particularly those in English?”

Metrobeat: Opera Diary
13 April 2012

as Tenor Soloist in Psalmus Hungaricus

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra

"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."

The Detroit News
13 April 2012

as the Tenor Soloist in Das Lied von der Erde

@ Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra (New York)

“Hendrick has a large and brilliant voice.”

The Chautauquan Daily
13 April 2012

as Rodolfo in La bohème

@ Aspen Music Festival

"Particularly good was Michael Hendrick who sang the role of the star-crossed poet Rodolfo. Hendrick's voice was strong and in the arias where he expresses his love of Mimi, passionate."

The Aspen Times
13 April 2012

Ariadne auf Naxos - Bacchus

L’Opera de Montréal

“…Bacchus (was) sung well by tenor Michael Hendrick”

The Globe and Mail (Montréal)
13 April 2012

as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos

@ L’Opera de Montréal

“Michael Hendrick performed Bacchus with a noble bearing and a trumpet tone. There are good tenors out there after all.”

The Montréal Gazette
13 April 2012

as Menelas in Die Ägyptische Helena

@ The Metropolitan Opera (MET debut)

"Michael Hendrick, in a debut, under the circumstances, did remarkably well."

Clive BarnesThe New York Post
13 April 2012

as Menelas in Die Ägyptische Helena

@ The Metropolitan Opera (MET debut)

"Michael Hendrick, making his Met debut as Menelas, sang... with ringing tones and assurance."

Jerome R.
13 April 2012

as the Tenor Soloist in Verdi's Inno delle nazioni "Hymn of the Nations" (Sarasota Opera)

About noon the Sarasota Opera learned that the tenor scheduled to sing that evening's concert of Verdi rarities had begged off. In another company this defection might have caused severe dismay, but Sarasota has a reserve of fine singers ready and willing. So Michael Hendrick sat down with a score of Verdi's Hymn of the Nations and, a few hours later, could perform it with clarion panache.

The Financial Times
13 April 2012

as Spakos in Cléopâtre (Massenet)

@ Opera Manhattan

Alice Tully Hall

“The cast was well-prepared and strong-voiced, led by tenor Michael Hendrick as Spakos.”

The New York Post
13 April 2012