Rimsky-Korsakov: MAY NIGHT - Levko
Sarasota Opera - Sarasota, Florida (USA)
As Levko, tenor Michael Hendrick showed a powerful, even voice with ringing high notes and a great sense of style... It was a triumph.
In the pivotal role of Levko, tenor Michael Hendrick was outstanding, impressive for both his attractive, ample sound and convincing Slavic style.
~ Opera Canada
Michael Hendrick brought a big voice and lots of style to the role of Levko... a winsome performance.
As the love-struck villager Levko, tenor Michael Hendrick mixed a malleable blend of steel and velvet.
~ Opera News
Michael Hendrick brings a tender tenor to Levko’s role.
~ This Month on Stage
As Levko, Michael Hendrick displayed a gorgeous tenor voice, capable of those dulcet pianissimi that melt the heart, as well as ringing, unforced tones in the upper register. He brought down the house in Act III with the tender serenade just before the water sprites emerge from the lake.
~ Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Accolades must go to Michael Hendrick, whose rich tenor in the role of Levko, the mayor's son, dominated the production. He was by turn silly and sensitive at the appropriate moment and was completely captivating.
~ The East County Observer
Levko is a personal triumph for Hendrick. His Act III serenade, filled with soaring head tones that demonstrated his strong vocal technique, received well-deserved bravos and prolonged applause.
~ Venice Gondolier
Singers made the opera memorable - especially the powerful but lyric tenor of Michael Hendrick, surely destined for stardom.
~ Newhouse News Service
Michael Hendrick's tenor voice was strong and pure cream.
~ The Longboat Observer