American baritone Scott Hendricks made his Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Baron Scarpia (Tosca). In the 2016/17 Season he returns to sing Sharpless (Madama Butterfly).
Hendricks studied at Louisiana State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has sung many Verdi and Puccini baritone roles, with engagements including Macbeth for Dutch National Opera, Germont (La traviata) for La Monnaie, Brussels, Count di Luna (Il trovatore) for La Monnaie and the Mariinsky Theatre, Anckarström (Un ballo in maschera) for La Monnaie, Posa (Don Carlo) for Houston Grand Opera, Rigoletto, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Amonasro (Aida) for Houston Grand Opera and Wolf Trap Opera Company, Iago (Otello) for Cologne Opera, Scarpia (Tosca) for Bavarian State Opera, Liceu, Barcelona, Stuttgart Opera, Washington National Opera, Israeli Opera and Houston Grand Opera, Sharpless for Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Houston Grand Opera, Jack Rance (La fanciulla del West) for Zürich Opera and Michele (Il tabarro) and Gianni Schicchi in Cologne.
Hendricks’s other engagements include Eugene Onegin in Bilbao, Santa Fe and Houston, Carlo Gérard (Andrea Chénier) for Bregenz Festival, the title role of King Roger for Polish National Opera, Liceu and Paris Opéra, Jokanaan (Salome) and Sweeney Todd for La Monnaie and Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen) for Opéra national du Rhin. His many role creations include Hamlet III (Wolfgang Rihm’s Die Hamletmaschine) for Zürich Opera House and the title role of Giorgio Battistelli’s Richard III for Opera Vlaanderen.