On an impressive professional trajectory, Japanese bass-baritone Hidenori Inoue brings his rich, stentorian voice and unforgettable stage presence to ever more important theaters. Engagements with the Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago affirm his memorable artistry - he is an important singing actor to watch.
Among his recent successes are performances of Escamillo in Carmen, Fasolt in Das Rheingold, Ferrando in Fidelio, the title role in Boito’s Mefistofele, Colline in La Bohème and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with companies including MTM Hong Kong, Opera Columbus, Austin Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Omaha, Knoxville Opera, Tulsa Opera and North Carolina Opera.
Upcoming performances will feature Mr. Inoue as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with Kentucky Opera, Nourabad in Les pêcheurs de perles with Austin Opera, and Bonze in Madama Butterfly with New Orleans Opera.
On the concert platform Mr. Inoue made his debut with the York Symphony in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a work he also sang with the Spartanburg Symphony.
Mr. Inoue holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music.