Blaine Hendsbee

Dr. Blaine Hendsbee, tenor, has performed throughout North America in a repertoire of more than 60 roles. Selected performances include: Hänsel und Gretel, and Amahl and the Night Visitors (Lincoln Centre, NYC), Marriage of Figaro, Der Rosenkavalier, Coronation of Poppea (Canadian Opera Company Toronto), Madama Butterfly (Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Victoria and Ottawa), The Barber of Seville, Elektra, Salome, Peter Grimes, and Die Fledermaus (Vancouver), Magic Flute (National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Halifax, Edmonton), The Rape of Lucretia (Milwaukee), Abduction from the Seraglio (Victoria, Halifax), Turandot (Cincinnati, Winnipeg, Edmonton), La vie Parisienne, Countess Maritza (Toronto Operetta Theatre), and several performances for New York’s Center for Contemporary Opera: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Markheim, The Bald Soprano, and Transformations. Major roles of his oratorio repertoire include the tenor solos in Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s St. John and St. Matthew Passions, Haydn’s The Creation and The Seasons, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and Britten’s St Nicolas. Dr. Hendsbee teaches voice and is the Director of Opera Workshop at the University of Lethbridge, where recent productions include Fledermaus, The Magic Flute, Dido and Aeneas, Dialogues des Carmelites, HMS Pinafore, Into the Woods, and The Mikado). Dr. Hendsbee is a frequent Masterclass clinician and Festival adjudicator and appears regularly in Art Song Recitals.