Suzanne Hendrix

Suzanne Hendrix has been described as having "amazing power," (San Francisco Classical Voice) and has been hailed for her "sultry contralto" (Piedmont Post), as well as her acting skills.

In 2013/14 she performed Waltraute in Seattle Opera’s production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelung, and made her European debut at Grand Theatre de Geneve as Grimgerde in their new production of Die Walküre as well as roles with Wichita Grand and Opera Memphis. Future engagements include her debut with Frankfurt Opera as Frugola, Zia Principessa and Zita in Il Trittico and a return to San Francisco Opera as Mrs. Ott in Susannah, and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in Seattle. This past season she sang Bianca in Britten’s Rape of Lucretia with Opera Memphis and Mary in Wagner’s Flying Dutchman with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. She is currently invited to take part of the 2013 Seattle Opera Wagner Competition.  Ms. Hendrix began the 2011-12 season by making her role debut as Azucena in Il Trovatore at Wichita Grand Opera, she then returned to the Santa Fe Opera to sing the role of the Fortune Teller in Strauss's Arabella.
 
Ms. Hendrix made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2011 in Die Walküre in the role of Schwertleite. She performs frequently with Wichita Grand Opera, and in 2011, sang Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. Additional roles also include Mercédès, Carmen; Ma, The Tender Land;  Zita, Gianni Schicchi; the Princess, Suor Angelica, and Florence Pike in Albert Herring. On the concert stage, Ms. Hendrix has appeared as a soloist in Durufé's Requiem, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, and Handel's Messiah, among other pieces. She is a former apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, Merola Opera Program, and the Santa Fe Opera.

Ms. Hendrix is a first prize winner of the 2012 George London Competition. She attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory as well as the University of Northern Iowa.