American baritone Brandon Hendrickson is hailed by Opera News Magazine as having a “mellifluous,” and “beautiful baritone.” Hendrickson has interpreted standard and contemporary opera, musical theater, concert work, and recital repertoire on domestic and international stages. Recently, Hendrickson portrayed the role of 1st Mate in Des Moines Metro Opera’s Emmy Award Winning Production of Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd. Additionally, he played the role of Captain Smith in an American Prize in Musical Theater First Place Prize Winning production of Titanic: The Musical with Bob Jones University.
Hendrickson has performed with many nationally recognized opera companies around the United States including the Des Moines Metro Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Annapolis Opera, and The Dallas Opera. His performances on the operatic stage have included key roles such as the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Conte Almaviva and Figaro in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Doctor Bartolo in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello and Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème, the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and Falke in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss.
A frequent performer of concert repertoire, Hendrickson has been featured as baritone soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall as well as with the National Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been recently featured as baritone soloist in Cantata 212 by Bach, Mozart’s Requiem, Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms, Duruflé’s Requiem, and Mahler’s 8th Symphony. In addition to the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Hendrickson has appeared as guest artist with other major orchestras including the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, The American Festival Chorus, Helena Symphony Orchestra, Great Falls Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Southeast Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Louisiana Sinfonietta.
Dr. Hendrickson was the recipient of an SEC Travel Grant which allowed him to present master classes and perform a recital titled “I Was There,” at the University of South Carolina with fellow LSU colleague Dr. Ana Marìa Otamendi. Hendrickson performs frequently by invitation throughout the United States. Having presented recitals in Malaysia, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, he also performed the European debut of Paul Sanchez’s song cycle “Gothic Atonement” for the Autunno Musicale Festivale in Caserta, Italy.