Scott Hendricks "in splendid voice embodies Victor Frankenstein" in the premiere of Frankenstein at La Monnaie

20 March 2019

This month baritone Scott Hendricks created the role of Victor Frankenstein in the world premiere of Mark Grey's Frankenstein at La Monnaie. He has received glowing reviews for his portrayal of this dark and complicated character:

Creator more contemptible than his creature, Doctor Frankenstein, portrayed by the lyrical baritone Scott Hendricks, impresses the audience with a powerful voice ... His bass profound, his breath long, and with apparent simplicity, his voice unfurls with precise diction, determined and noble.

Soline Heurtebise, Olyrix, 10 March 2019

Frankenstein: a spectacular world premiere at La Monnaie De Munt in Brussels... Among the singers Scott Hendricks as Frankenstein with his powerful baritone stood out particularly...

Hans Reul, BRF Nachrichten, 9 March 2019

Conductor Bassem Akiki defends the score with great commitment. Two soloists really rise above the material: Scott Hendricks as Frankenstein and Topi Lehtipuu as Creature, the monster.

Stephan Moens, De Morgen, 11 March 2019

...a virile and fantastic singer/actor Scott Hendricks as the Frankenstein who ends up in an emotional rollercoaster...

Sylvia Broeckaert, Klara.be, 9 March 2019

The baritone Scott Hendricks, a regular guest at La Monnaie, in splendid voice and with total commitment, embodies Victor Frankenstein, a man devastated by his own creation and mortified by the extent of the disaster.

Benedict Hévry, Resmusica, 17 March 2019

The performances run until 20 March 2019 and the production is available to stream on Operavision until 14 September 2019.

Scott was recently interviewed by Operawire about Frankenstein, his thoughts on portraying villains and contemporary operas; the interview is available to read here.

Later this season, Scott takes on the role of the Murderer in the world premiere of Moritz Eggert's "M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder" at the Komische Oper Berlin, before returning to the Bregenzer Festspiele in the title role of Rigoletto.

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