Ciara Hendrick

Mezzo Soprano

One of the Rising Stars for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 2018/19, Ciara’s recent engagements include Ino, Semele (Handel) OAE; Fortuna/Valetto, The Coronation of Poppea, Opera North; Rosmilda, Elpidia (Handel), Halle Handel Festival; Messaggiera, Orfeo (Monteverdi) I Fagiolini; and Daniel, Susanna (Handel) with Laurence Cummings, Göttingen Handel Festival.

Recording credits include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Dunedin Consort, Venus in the gramophone award winning recording of Pepusch’s, Venus and Adonis, Daniel in Handel’s Susanna with Laurence Cummings and the Göttingen Handel Festival Orchestra, and Juno in Daniel Purcell’s The Judgement of Paris with Spiritato.

Engagements during the season 2018/19 include Palmira in Handel’s Ormisda, Halle Handel Festival, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Bach’s St Matthew Passion with John Butt with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Venus in Pepusch’s Venus and Adonis in Malta, a recording of cantatas by Pepusch and a series of collaborations with the renowned violinist Rachel Podger.