Bizet: CARMEN - Don José

New York City Opera

…as Don José, Michael Hendrick sang with a sturdy voice and ample ardor.
~ The New York Times

Opera Pacific (USA)

Hendrick sang… with a rich and subtle tenor that was particularly thrilling in the high range.
~ The Los Angeles Times

Hendrick sings powerfully throughout, with intensity and a sense of dramatic build. Nice pealing high notes, security in the lower range, balanced, rounded- an engaged, viscerally connected reading. (He) gave the final act passion and fire.
~ Orange County Register

La Coruña, Spain

Michael Hendrick as Don José ...vocally demonstrated that he dominated the situation, with an ample and decided registry, of which mère left to certainty in "Parle moi de ma mère", the pair of Don José and Micaela, or in the final scene of the work.
~ El Diario Montañés

The tenor Michael Hendrick, equipped by temperament (reminds of Jon Vickers)... ...hits upon at the tragic final moments at which the work shows the expressive facets that place it in the birth of the verismo.

Santander, Spain

It was a great triumph at night in a success shared with the tenor Michael Hendrick, who made a very good Don José ...wonderful singing.
~ La Voz de Galicia

Michael Hendrick made a crescendoing Don José, evolving dramatically in the four acts of the work, but obtaining the most interesting levels in last two, returning one more stunned performance when there is to be a very solid presence for the last part of drama.
~ Alerta: El Diario de Cantabria