Wade Henderson Tenor
About Wade Henderson
Wade Henderson appears frequently on Triangle stages in opera, concert, and choral settings. He is known for his “strong, vibrant tenor voice” (Classical Voice of North Carolina) as well as for his facility with a wide variety of musical styles. His most recent appearances with North Carolina Opera were as Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro and Froh in Das Rheingold.
In opera, Wade’s accomplishments include critically acclaimed performances of Madama Butterfly (Lt. Pinkerton), Pagliacci (Canio), and the world premiere of J. Mark Scearce’s A Tree–A Rock–A Cloud (old man); the title role in L’amico Fritz; and supporting parts in Salome, il barbiere di Siviglia, La bohème, Le nozze di Figaro, Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto, Carmen, and Aida.
As a concert soloist, Wade’s recent engagements include performances of Bach’s Magnicat and St. John Passion, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Missa Solemnis, and Mass in C, Berlioz’s Te Deum, Britten’s St. Nicolas Cantata and Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light, Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt, Haydn’s Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse), Honegger’s King David, Mahler’s Das klagende Lied, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, Mozart’s Requiem, Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil (Vespers), Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Salieri’s Requiem, J. Mark Scearce’s Anima Mundi and Mourning Songs, Stravinsky’s Les Noces (The Wedding), Tippett’s A Child of Our Time and the world premiere of Scearce’s String Quartet #2 “Atlantis” with the renowned Borromeo Quartet.