Terry Hodges

Terry Hodges, Bass Baritone

Pacific Opera Victoria
Don Magnifico in Cinderella

September - October, 2010

Terry Hodges made his Pacific Opera Victoria debut in 2000 in his signature role of Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville. He returned to play Zsupan in The Gypsy Baron (2002), the Doctor in Wozzeck (2003), Pastor / Badger in The Cunning Little Vixen (2005), and Leporello in Don Giovanni (2007). In September 2010 he returns as Don Magnifico in Rossini's great comic opera Cinderella.

American-trained, bass baritone Terry Hodges' stagecraft and vocal technique have assured him a busy career in opera and music theatre in the United States and Canada. His musicianship coupled with programmes at Santa Fe and Lake George Opera Festival led to engagements at Carnegie Hall and for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, among others. Mr. Hodges is renowned for his portrayal of Dr. Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and he has been engaged for this role by companies in both the United States and Canada including Boston Lyric Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Opera Columbus and the Tulsa Opera.

Recent and upcoming engagements have Mr. Hodges engaged as Dick Deadeye in HMS Pinafore for Nashville Opera, as Benoit/Alcindoro in La Bohème for Vancouver Opera and Virginia Opera, Dashwood/Gideon in Little Women for Calgary Opera and the role of Dulcamara in L'Elisir d'amore for Tulsa Opera.

In 2006-2007, he returned to Manitoba Opera for Frank in Die Fledermaus, Opera Tulsa for The Little Prince, and the role of Leporello in Don Giovanni for Pacific Opera Victoria and Orchestra London.

In 2005/2006 he was in Utah for Kismet and Annie Get Your Gun, at Virginia Opera for Dr. Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, and in Milwaukee for Little Women at Skylight Opera Theatre. The remainder of the season was filled with performances of Kismet for Toronto Operetta Theatre and Man of La Mancha for Milwaukee's Skylight Opera Theatre.

Previously he was heard in Thea Musgrave's Christmas Carol for Virginia Opera, and as Dick Deadeye in Opera Omaha's HMS Pinafore. Puccini's comic Sacristan in Tosca took him back to the Opera Theater of St. Louis and he was in Philadelphia for Elder McLean in Floyd's Susannah. Mr. Hodges appeared for Piedmont Opera as Luther/Crespel in Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann and was Trulove in The Rake's Progress for Vancouver Opera. After concert performances as Dulcamara in L'Elisir d'amore for Orchestra London, he returned to Piedmont Opera as the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance and was in Omaha for Man of La Mancha and Benoit/Alcindoro in La Bohème for Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Mr. Hodges has been featured by Virginia Opera as Angelotti in Tosca, Opera Saskatchewan as Frank in Die Fledermaus, Toronto Operetta Theatre as Pali Racz in Der Zigeuunerprimas and the Opera Company of Philadelphia as Don Pedro in La Périchole.

Further roles in Mr. Hodges' repertoire include Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Colline in La Bohème, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Dr. Engel in The Student Prince and Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He also has more than 2,000 performances of Phantom of the Opera among his list of credits.

With a degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Southern Colorado, this Chicago-born bass baritone also has the oratorio works of Mendelssohn, Fauré, Haydn, Brahms and Handel at his command.

A special tip of the critical beret is due to bass-baritone Terry Hodges for two brilliant comic turns as the befuddled landlord Benoit and the hapless sugar daddy Alcindoro
Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX, St. Louis, MO (Review of La Bohème)

Terry Hodges is my hero…Terry is a singer/actor who is always a delight with his rubber faced expressions and complete mastery of any character he plays.
Robert Mitchell, CBC (Review of Pacific Opera Victoria's The Gypsy Baron)

August, 2010

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