Bass-baritone Hidenori Inoue hails from Himeji, Japan. In the 2021-22 season 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, and recorded the role of Nourabad in Les pêcheurs de perles for InSeries Opera.
In 2022, Hidenori sang Sarastro in The Magic Flute with North Carolina Opera and debuted the title role in Boito’s Mephistopheles with Knoxville Opera. He also covered the role of Kobun in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and sang Ferrando in Fidelio for Austin Opera.
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.
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.