Photo: Rob Mann (robmannphotography.com)

Derek S. Henderson

Voice Type:

Bass-Baritone

Nationality:

Italian, American, Panamanian

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, Spanish

CV

Opera

Dulcamara
L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti)
Villa in Canto
2018
Walter
Luisa Miller (Verdi)
Midsummer Opera
2018
Wurm
Luisa Miller (Verdi)
Midsummer Opera
2018
Oroveso
Norma (Bellini)
Aylesbury Opera (Kelvin Lim)
2018
Polyphemus
Acis and Galatea (Handel)
Aylesbury Opera (Kelvin Lim)
2017
Micha
The Bartered Bride (Smetana)
Guildford Opera
2016
Bartolo/Antonio
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
East London Opera Company
2017
Basilio
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
Villa in Canto
2017
Basilio
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
East London Opera Company
2016
Leporello
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Opera Seria
2016
Omar
Abu Hassan (Weber)
Guildford Opera
2016
Basilio
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
Villa in Canto
2015
Luka
The Bear (Walton)
Operaview
2015
Bottom
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten)
Opera in the City
2015
Colline
La bohème (Puccini)
Guildford Opera
2014
Father
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
The Singing Salon
2014
Dulcamara
The Elixir of Love (Donizetti)
Brent Opera
2014
Colas
Bastien und Bastienne (Mozart)
Ad Parnassum
2013
Colas
Bastien und Bastienne (Mozart)
L'Offerta musicale (Venice, Italy)
2013
Don Magnifico
Cinderella (Rossini)
Suffolk Opera
2012
Don Magnifico
Cinderella (Rossini)
Brent Opera
2012
Dulcamara
The Elixir of Love (Donizetti)
Southgate Opera
2011
Bartolo
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
West Sussex Opera
2011
Bartolo
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
OperaUpClose
2011
Bottom
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten)
Operaplayhouse
2010
Agamemnon
Le belle Hélène (Offenbach)
Suffolk Opera
2010
Don Cassandro
La finta semplice (Mozart)
Opera at Home
2010
Zaretsky
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Suffolk Opera
2010
Don Cassandro
La finta semplice (Mozart)
Opera Petit
2009
Colline
La bohème (Puccini)
Southgate Opera
2009
Olin Blitch
Susannah (Floyd)
Hampstead Garden Opera
2009
Don Alfonso
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Cambridge City Opera (Boston, USA)
1996

Oratorio/Concerts

Bass soloist
Symphony No. 9 ('Choral' Symphony) (Beethoven)
Ludlow Orchestra (Thomas Payne)
2018
Bass Soloist
Suite on Words by Michelangelo Buonarotti (Shostakovich)
The Pushkin House (Julian Gallant)
2012
Bass soloist
Missa in Angustis (a.k.a. Lord Nelson Mass) (Haydn)
The Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra (Adam Balkwell)
2010
Bass soloist
Songs and Dances of Death (Mussorgsky)
The Pushkin House (Julian Gallant)
2010
Bass soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Aylesbury Civic Centre (Richard Heason)
2010

Session Work

Soloist
ITV Tweetstar (improvising sung Tweets in an operatic style)
ITV's Popstar to Operastar
2011

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Awards

Competitions

3rd place, NATS-Boston Song & Aria Competition (2004)

Education

Diploma in Concert Singing
Birkbeck College
2008
Opera Workshop
New England Conservatory
2003–2004
Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Music
Amherst College
1992–1996