as Enée in Les Troyens

@ Festival Amazonas de Ópera

Michael Hendrick ... credible in the role of Aeneas through the spirit of the assembly, argued, despite being ill, the demands of the score.”

Jorge ColiFolha de S.Paulo
30 May 2009

SAMSON ET DALILA - Amazonas Festval de Ópera

"In the opera, where artists are balanced on a slant board mirrored throughout Act I, we are surprised by the forceful, determinant Samson- Head of the Hebrews, played by American tenor Michael Hendrick - to rid his people enslaved by the Philistines. From the first, it is evident from the liberated Samson of his determination in helping his people. 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."

Juéara MenezesPortalAmazõ
24 April 2009

as the Tenor Soloist in Das Lied von der Erde

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

"Guest tenor Michael Hendrick delivered his lines with sound musicianship, character and gusto. From the first bars of the opening number, 'The Drinking Song of the Earth's Misery', he established the appropriate sweet and sour mood for the rest of the symphony... The very brief third song, 'Of Youth', is the most positive in the cycle. Here the orchestra and the tenor attuned their instruments to establish an atmosphere of delight where a party of beautifully dressed young friends drink and chat in a porcelain pavilion. The tenor line lies again in the high range, but Hendrick's vocal abilities and demeanor conveyed to the audience a clear picture of this charming scene; the soloist and orchestra ending quietly like a whisper... The twist of mood in the cycle started with another drinking song, 'The Drunkard in Spring,' where the carefree messenger utters 'If life is but a dream, why then trouble and care?' This scherzo, where the tempos are pulled back and pushed constantly, was excellent."
14 March 2006

as Tenor Soloist in Verdi's Messa da Requiem

@ Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

"All of the four soloists possess magnificent voices, gifts they put to excellent use on Verdi's 'Requiem'".

The Huntsville Times
26 February 2006

as Laca in Jenufa (Jánácek) @ Sarasota Opera

Sarasota was lucky above all in its choice of tenors. Michael Hendrick sang a convincing Laca with a sturdy, robust voice.

Das Opernglas
01 April 1998

as Levko in Rimsky-Korsakov's May Night 

Sarasota Opera

As Levko, tenor Michael Hendrick showed a powerful, even voice with ringing high notes and a great sense of style... It was a triumph.

Christine GransierL'Opera (Italy)
01 March 1998