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Hendricks, Barbara free

Hendricks, Barbara free

Born 20 Nov. 1948; d of Rev. M. L. Hendricks and Della Hendricks; m; one s one d

American soprano


Univ. of Nebraska (BS Chem. and Math. 1969); Juilliard Sch. of Music, NY (Schol.; BM); studied under Jennie Tourel


Début, l’Incoronazione di Poppea, San Francisco Opera, 1976; has appeared with opera cos of Berlin, Boston, Florence, Glyndebourne, Hamburg, La Scala, Milan, LA, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, etc; concert performances with major orchestras; numerous recordings. Launched own record label, Arte Verum, 2005. Goodwill Ambassador, UN High Commn for Refugees, 1987. Hon. Dr Juilliard, NY, 2000. Prince of Asturias Prize, 2000. Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres (France), 1986; Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (France), 1993; St George’s Cross (Catalonia, Spain), 2006