Hidenori Inoue is a Bass-Baritone from Himeji, Japan, known principally for his strong vocal technique and flexibility of repertoire, as well as articulate acting skill (Netflix Original series “Daredevil” Season 2 with Marvel).
Singing the role of Escamillio in Carmen, Hidenori will make his Hong Kong debut, and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with North Carolina Opera.
The 2020-2021 season include his first title role of Don Giovanni, Nurabad in Pearl Fisher, and his opera movie debut and also role debut as Colline in La Boheme with Opera Omaha, Tri-City Opera, Opera Columbus, and MTM Hong Kong. Also he appears three show cases with The Met Guild as Escamillio(Carmen), Commendatore(Don Giovanni), Ferrando(Il Trovatore) and Zaccaria(Nabucco). Due to COVID-19, all these performances will be held online.
The 2019–2020 season include Bonze in Madama Butterfly, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Makoto Kobayashi in Jack Perla’s An American Dream, and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with nation wide opera houses in US including his debut with Virginia Opera, Pensacola Opera, Opera Omaha, Anchorage Opera and returning performance with Tulsa Opera and Opera Maine.
In a robust 2017–2018 season, Hidenori debuted with Tulsa Opera singing the role of Timur in Turandot and covered the role of Méphistophéles in Faust; he also sang as Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera Steamboat, Makoto Kobayashi in Perla’s An American Dream (East coast premiere) with Opera Maine, Barone in La Traviata with Opera Maine, Padre Guardiano and Marquis in Verdi’s La forza del destino with the New Amsterdam Opera; and Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with New York City’s ARE Opera.
The 2016–2017 season saw Hidenori as the eponymous hero of Don Pasquale with the Manhattan School of Music, as well as Pistola in Falstaff with the Italian La Musica Lirica, Benoit and Alcindoro in Puccini’s La Bohème with International Vocal Arts Institute, and as Barbemuche in Leoncavallo’s La Bohème.
In 2016, Inoue executed the role of Monstre Cathos in Jacques Ibert’s Persée et Andromède with the Manhattan School of Music. Hailed as “the smoky-voiced bass” by The New York Times and “assertive” by Opera News, this performance was listed in The New York Times as one of the Top 10 Vocal Performances of 2016.
Hidenori Inoue is the finalist of 2019 Giulio Gari Foundation’s competition, 2018 Jensen Foundation’s competition and Butler Opera International Competition. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music.