Evan Hughes

— Bass-Baritone

"Evan Hughes, a formidable bass-baritone, riveted whenever he was performing. He navigated passages in the depth of his range with power and clarity, at times enunciating forcefully to convey a particularly solemn moment. What a joy it was to hear “The trumpet shall sound” in tandem with trumpeter Matthew Ernst - a stunning performance."
Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Enquirer, December 21, 2015 - Handel's Messiah with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

"Hughes has matured into an elegant, polished artist, impressively self-possessed and strikingly imaginative. His voice is dark and glossy, with a smart, sexy edge; his musicality is persuasive and his use of language superlative."
F. Paul Driscoll, Opera News, 2013 - "Sound Bites: Evan Hughes"

"Bass-Baritone Evan Hughes made his BLO debut as a dashing, determined Figaro, swaggering through confident arias with superb vocal and physical presence."
Zoë Madonna, Boston Globe, May 2, 2017 - The Marriage of Figaro with the Boston Lyric Opera


American Bass-Baritone Evan Hughes has been praised for his “appealing clarity and emotional heft” (NY times) and his “burnished tone” (Opera News).

This season, Evan Hughes looks forward to returning to the Sächsische Staatsoper as Cithéron and the Satire in their new production of Platée. He will also make debuts with Opera Philadelphia as Theseus in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and with the Bolshoi Theater as Astolfo in Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso. Concert appearances include the Protector in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at the Elbphilharmonie and the Berlin Philharmonie with . . .

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