25 April 2005
TIME ARRIVES FOR SOPRANO TO PERFORM LEAD ROLE IN 'MADAMA BUTTERFLY'
Michael Hendrick, who sings the role of Pinkerton, knows why Lim is perfect for Butterfly. "She sings like a goddess," he says. Hendrick, a tenor, is also making his Syracuse Opera debut. He has sung with L'Opera de Montreal, Utah Opera and the Washington Opera.
24 April 2005
'BUTTERFLY' FLUTTERS TO SYRACUSE OPERA
New York City Opera tenor Michael Hendrick will make his Syracuse debut as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton
16 January 2005
CZECH TRAGEDY: UTAH OPERA PRESENTS THE RARELY PRODUCED 'JENUFA'
Laca is no saint, either. But unlike his stepbrother, Laca redeems himself at the end of the opera through his love and faithful devotion to Jenufa. "He shows many different sides," said this production's Laca, tenor Michael Hendrick. "He's responsible for hurting (Jenufa), but his love for her is constant. And it's inspiring to see that kind of love." Hendrick has sung Laca in three previous productions and will reprise it next year at New Orleans Opera. "It's a fantastic role dramatically and musically," he said. Last seen at Utah Opera five years ago as Lenny Small in Carlisle Floyd's "Of Mice and Men," Hendrick is thrilled that regional companies such as Utah and New Orleans are adding "Jenufa" to their repertoire. "The music is glorious," he said. "And it's a story that can change anyone's life, due to the greatness of this music. It's a personal honor to bring it to audiences. I would sing it anywhere."
1 September 2004
ALL THE WORLD'S HIS STAGE
From the New York City Opera to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and from the Washington, D.C., Opera to ABAO in Bilbao, Spain, audiences and critics are singing the praises of operatic tenor Michael Hendrick (89C).
29 August 2004
ITALIAN GUSTO PACKS SYRACUSE OPERA'S NEW LINEUP
Puccini's melodies in "Madama Butterfly" are filled with soaring emotions - love, hope and sorrow. Cio-Cio-San takes her marriage to an American naval officer, Lt. Pinkerton (Michael Hendrick), seriously. He doesn't, however, and he sails away not knowing that Cio-Cio-San is pregnant. When he returns, it's with his American bride, and Cio-Cio-San has only one honorable course of action.
1 January 2002
World Class Opera Tenor Moves Into Kenilworth
Kenilworth went up an octave last May when world-class opera tenor Michael Hendrick and his family moved into the subdivision.
8 September 2001
THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: Warm and harmonious selection of stalwarts
Mr. Domingo has delivered every year on his promise to stage at least one American opera. Opening on Oct. 8 will be the company's production of Carlisle Floyd's "Of Mice and Men," an opera based on John Steinbeck's Depression-era novella. Performances are conducted by the San Diego Opera's Karen Keltner, and Michael Hendrick and Rod Nelman star as the unhappy but idealistic Lennie and George. Francesca Zambello directs, in the co-production with the Bregenz Festival in Austria and the Houston Grand Opera (Oct. 20 through Nov. 12).
10 February 2001
The Washington Opera: Eight productions slated for new opera season.
"Of Mice and Men," an American opera by Carlisle Floyd, will have its Washington Opera premiere Oct. 20. It is a co-production with Austria's Bregenz Festival and the Houston Grand Opera. Among the many artists making their company debut are Julian Gavin, sharing the role of Hoffmann with Richard Leech; Joyce DiDonato in "Cosi Fan Tutte"; Michael Hendrick, Joseph Evans and Diane Alexander in "Of Mice and Men"; Dariusz Stachura and Andrey Breus in "Butterfly"; Sylvie Valayre and Rene Kollo in "Salome"; Elena Obrastzova in "Queen of Spades"; and Jennifer Larmore sharing the role of Carmen.