Hidenori Inoue

Bass-baritone Hidenori Inoue hails from Himeji, Japan. In 2021-22 he made a role and company debut with MTM Hong Kong as Escamillo in Carmen, sang Angelotti and covered Scarpia in Tosca with Opera Columbus, performed the role of Fasolt in Virginia Opera’s production of Das Rheingold, sang Colline in the MTM/Opera Columbus film of La bohème, recorded the role of Nourabad in Les pêcheurs de perles for InSeries Opera and reprised the role of Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with the University of Nebraska Opera Theater. In 2022, Hidenori sings Sarastro in The Magic Flute with North Carolina Opera and debuts the title role in Boito’s Mefistofeles with Knoxville Opera. He also covers the role of Kobun in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs  and sings Ferrando in Fidelio for Austin Opera. He is the bass soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for the York Symphony.

Upcoming engagements include Colline in La bohème with Nashville Opera, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with Kentucky Opera, and Bonze in Madama Butterflywith New Orleans Opera. ‘Heday’ happily returns to Austin Opera to sing Nourabad in Les Pêcheurs de Perles.

In 2020 Hidenori sang another Commendatore with Pensacola Opera, and returned to Tulsa Opera for the Bonze in Madama Butterfly. In the 2018-19 season he sang Leporello and Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Opera Steamboat, and the Bonze in Madama Butterfly with Virginia Opera and Opera Omaha. He reprised the role of Makoto Kobayashi in An American Dream at Anchorage Opera, returned to Tulsa Opera as the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, and made a role debut as Sarastro in The Magic Flute with Opera Maine. He was the bass soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Spartansburg Symphony.

In 2017-18 Hidenori sang the role of Timur in Turandot and covered the role of Méphistophéles in Faust with Tulsa Opera, followed by the role of Makoto Kobayashi in the east coast premiere of Jack Perla’s An American Dream and the Baron in La Traviata with Opera Maine. He was also heard as Padre Guardiano and the Marquis in Verdi’s La forza del destino with New Amsterdam Opera, and Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with New York City’s ARE Opera. Other credits include the title role of Don Pasquale with the Manhattan School of Music, Pistola in Falstaff with the Italian La Musica Lirica, Benoit and Alcindoro in Puccini’s La bohème with International Vocal Arts Institute, and Barbemuche in Leoncavallo’s La bohème.

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.

June 2022