Bass/Bass Baritone Hidenori Inoue hails from Himeji, Japan. In 2023, he was heard at New Orleans Opera as Bonze in Madama Butterfly, sang Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with Kentucky Opera, covered the role of Silva in Ernani with Lyric Opera of Chicago, and returns to Austin Opera as Nourabad in Les pêcheurs de perles.
From 2023-2024 season, he joins Theater Bremen as a member of the fest ensemble and performing Edward Teller in Doctor Atomic, Banco in Macbeth and so on though out whole season.
The artist had a busy year in 2022. He sang Sarastro in The Magic Flute with North Carolina Opera, debuted the title role in Boito’s Mefistofeles with Knoxville Opera, was heard as Don Fernando in Fidelio for Austin Opera and covered the role of Kobun in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He was also the bass soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the York Symphony.
In 2021 Hidenori made a role and company debut with MTM Hong Kong singing Escamillo in Carmen, performed Angelotti and covered Scarpia in Tosca with Opera Columbus, sang Fasolt in Virginia Opera’s Das Rheingold, as well as 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.
Previous engagements include Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Pensacola Opera, Bonze in Madama Butterfly at Tulsa Opera, Virginia Opera and Opera Omaha; Leporello and Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Opera Steamboat; Makoto Kobayashi in An American Dream at Anchorage Opera, and Opera Maine as well as Sarastro in The Magic Flute. Additional roles include Timur in Turandot Méphistophéles in Faust, the Baron in La Traviata, Padre Guardiano and the Marquis in Verdi’s La forza del destino the title role in Don Pasquale, Pistola in Falstaff 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.