Saint-Saëns: SAMSON ET DALILA - Samson
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Newport, Kentucky (USA)
SAINT-SAËNS SIZZLES "Internationally renowned tenor Michael Hendrick... a very sympathetic, deeply emotional, finely characterized hero. His voice is one of great strength, distinctly lyrical. For his big scene, Hendrick spewed forth power, frustration and heart-breaking misery. He stunned the audience with a thunderous high B-flat as Samson brought down the temple."
~ Charles H. Parsons, MusicinCincinnati.com, Jan. 22, 2012
Teatro Amazonas - Manaus (Brazil)
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.
~ by Juéara Menezes, PortalAmazõnia.com, April 24, 2009
2013: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, Italy (Générale and Pre-Générale)
2012: Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
2009: Festival Amazonas de Ópera