(San Antonio, Texas)
2018–19 Season: Baron Scarpia in Tosca
American baritone Scott Hendricks made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2004 as Marcello in La Bohème. An esteemed interpreter of Puccini and Verdi, Hendricks has also performed Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Washington National Opera; Scarpia at the Opéra National de Paris, Munich's Bavarian State Opera, and Royal House, Covent Garden; the title role of Macbeth at Brussels' La Monnaie and Dutch National Opera; the title role of Rigoletto at Houston Grand Opera; Amonasro in Aida at Houston Grand Opera and Canadian Opera Company; and the title role of Sweeney Todd at La Monnaie. His many role creations include Hamlet III (Wolfgang Rihm’s Die Hamletmaschine) for Zurich Opera House and the title role of Giorgio Battistelli’s Richard III for Opera Vlaanderen. Engagements in the 2017-18 season include returns to Zurich Opera House (Jack Rance in La Fanciulla del West) and La Monnaie (Tonio in Pagliacci); and his role debut as Ruprecht in The Fiery Angel at Warsaw's Teatr Wielki and the Aix-en-Provence Festival.