Whether exciting audiences at New York’s acclaimed Lincoln Center or thrilling the critics at the world’s major opera houses, Tenor Daniel Hendrick has been a premier presence on the professional stage. He has received uncounted standing ovations in performing arts centers worldwide, including New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Bonn, Istanbul, Tokyo, Seoul, Paris, Vancouver, and Mexico City. Daniel’s powerful voice has been alternately described as “rich”, “lyrical”, “soaring”, “powerful” and “impressive.” He’s been lauded by the New York Times for “cutting an impressive figure onstage.”
Daniel’s powerful voice has been alternately described as “rich”, “lyrical”, “soaring”, “powerful” and “impressive.” He’s been lauded by the New York Times for cutting “an impressive figure onstage.”
Singing in major opera houses didn’t always come naturally for Daniel, though. Having lost his voice at age 22 at a Milan competition, he consulted with doctors upon returning to San Diego. Despite their frantic efforts to diagnose the problem, Daniel was left with an overwhelming talent…and a frustrating inability to present it to the world.
Support dwindled as fans and “friends” slowly disappeared. Increasingly discouraged, he contemplated other careers and found none that matched his love of music. He turned in desperation to his faith for answers to the most difficult question of his life – how could he survive without his voice?
Daniel Hendrick has always been a strong man who knows anything is possible when you put your mind to it. Believing to his very core that God had given him his voice for a reason, he persevered. After ten years of painfully hard work he brought his gift to New York City.
His debut generated a standing ovation and rave reviews by the New York Times. This second chance was to be the beginning of a lifetime of performances worldwide.
Then tragedy struck again a decade later as Daniel and his wife of 17 years divorced, leaving Daniel to do a solo act raising three sons. Taking a leave of absence from opera, Daniel dedicated himself completely to his family’s needs.
His life today has regained a sense of stability, with his wife Pilar Montaño by his side and his sons now healthy young men ready to take on the world on their own terms.
Despite a lifetime of sometimes severe challenges, Daniel has combined an immense talent with a belief that his God-given gift must be shared. Blending the two has led him to his third triumphant return to the stage to once again fulfill his passion and calling: to inspire the people of the world with his powerful Tenor voice.
Daniel also has sung leading roles with the San Francisco Opera, Bonn Opera, Detroit Symphony, Baltimore Opera, Vancouver Opera, New Orleans Opera, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and most recently the Istanbul Symphony, broadcast nationally on Turkish Television.
See for yourself how a promising talent once dismissed as a “has-been” has risen to rave reviews by the harshest critics in the entertainment world.
Explore his world, and learn why they call him
“As Faust in Mefistofele Daniel Hendrick was impressive, singing with a rich, secure tenor. He also cut an impressive figure on stage.”
“The real sleeper in this opera was tenor Daniel Hendrick,
whose rich lyrical voice was impressive.”
Daniel’s Engagements have included:
Four concerts with the Istanbul Symphony in Istanbul & Aspendos Turkey, broadcast nationally on Turkish T.V. and a PBS performance of The Messiah with Metropolitan Opera Bass James Morris