Scott Hendricks to return to San Francisco Opera as Scarpia in Tosca

18 January 2018

Scott Hendricks will return to San Francisco Opera in 2018 to sing Scarpia in their new production of Tosca. He has sung Scarpia Tosca at many houses across the world, including Washington National Opera; Opéra national de Paris; Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and for his house debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2004. He has received excellent reviews for his performances as Scarpia, including:

Hendricks gives a fantastic performance as Scarpia. A great interpretation due both to his attention to text, which is always very clear and meaningful, and also to his dramatic capacity
Mundo Clasica, March 2014
The American baritone Scott Hendricks was gripping and credible, with lots of the requisite snap and snarl in his voice, and a suitably venal stage presence.
The Guardian, July 2013


His recent engagements include Jack Rance La Fanciulla del West (Opernhaus Zürich), Escamillo Carmen (Bregenz Festspielhaus), Sharpless Madama Butterfly (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) and Nixon Nixon in China (Houston Grand Opera). Forthcoming engagements include Tonio I Pagliacci (La Monnaie, Brussels) and Ruprecht The Fiery Angel (Teatr Wielki, Warsaw and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence).


This new production of Tosca will be conducted by Leo Hussain and directed by Shawna Lucey. The performances will run from 3 – 24 October 2018. For more information please visit their website.

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