Friday, February 10, 2012

Potential Barihunks in Met Opera Midwest Regional Auditions in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The field is set for the Midwest Regional Auditions in Tulsa, Oklahoma for Saturday, February 11th. There will be eleven singers competing, including three mezzos, five tenors and three baritones, who we think might have some barihunk potential.
Adam Hendrickson
Adam Lance Hendrickson began his vocal studies under the direction of Japanese-American soprano, Yoko Shimazaki-Kilburn at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  After performing in many operas including Die Zauberflöte, Madama Butterfly, and Giulio Cesare in Egitto, he starred in the title role of Don Giovanni in Ball State Opera Theatre’s 2009 production.  He graduated with a B.M. in Vocal Performance in May of 2009.  In the fall of 2009, Adam began his graduate studies at Northwestern University.  He was the recipient of the Bienen School of Music’s Eckstein Scholarship which granted him a full-tuition scholarship.  Adam began studying voice with Bruce Hall, who remains his voice teacher to this very day.

Hendrickson performing Mozart in 2009:

Operatic credits at Northwestern include: Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Papageno in The Magic Flute, and Frank Maurrant in Street Scene.  Adam was also the featured baritone soloist in the 2011, Northwestern Symphony Orchestra’s performance of the Brahms Requiem under the baton of Robert Harris.
Hendrickson is currently under contract with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Chicago Opera Theatre.

Chris Carr

Chris Carr is a 2011-2012 apprentice artist with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa where he performed in the Marriage of Figaro. Simpson  is currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he has performed in Don Giovanni. 

Carr performing Korngold's Tanzlied:

He has also performed in Tosca and  Cosi fan tutte with the Cedar Rapids Opera, as well as in La boheme, Les Mamelles de Tirésias with the Des Moines Metro Opera.

Alex DeSocio, Baritone
Wichita native Alex DeSocio received his BM in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University in 2010. DeSocio was a former division 1 college football prospect until a severe injury ruined his chances of a college career.

During his undergraduate program, he performed the roles of Assan/The Consul, Antonio/The Marriage of Figaro and Figaro/The Ghosts of Versailles. DeSocio attended the Aspen Music Festival in summer 2009. Last January, he performed the role of Silvio in the In Series Theater’s production of I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo. Over the summer, DeSocio performed the role of L’horloge comtoise/L’enfant et les sortilèges (Castleton Festival) under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel. DeSocio is a student of Dominic Cossa. This spring, DeSocio will sing Pip/Miss Havisham’s Fire and Man with a Shoe Sample Kit/Postcard from Morocco.



  1. The second picture is a picture of Jonathan Kimple, not Chris Carr.

    1. hahaha.... yes IT IS Chris Carr.

  2. Yeah that's not Chris Carr...