2014/15 Candidates


Evan Hughes

Bass-Baritone


Carnegie Hall Date: Mar 8, 2015

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

The 2014-2015 season sees Mr. Hughes return to the Semperoper in Dresden in a variety of roles ranging from Handel (Zoroastro in Orlando and Achilla in Giulio Cesare) to Rossini (Don Basilio in Barbiere di Siviglia), Verdi (Pietro in Simon Boccanegra), Puccini (Colline in La Bohème) and contemporary music (Emma Becker in Peter Ronnefeld’s Nachtausgabe). In concert, Mr. Hughes will return to Carnegie Hall for the world premiere of Elliott Carter’s The American Sublime with the Met Chamber Ensemble and James Levine, make his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut in the West Coast premiere of Pintscher’s Songs from Solomon’s Garden with the composer conducting (having just recorded the piece with the Ensemble InterContemporain and Mr. Pintscher in Paris) and make his debut in Fauré’s Requiem with Voices of Ascension.

Last season Mr. Hughes returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Starveling in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and became a member of the Junges Ensemble at the Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden, where he sang various leading roles, including Don Alfonso and Don Basilio. In the summer Evan Hughes made his debut at the Santa Fe Opera as Zuniga in Carmen and Don Fernando in Fidelio. On the concert stage, Mr. Hughes appeared with the New York Philharmonic in a program of contemporary pieces curated by Matthias Pintscher and presented at MOMA and with the Metropolitan Museum’s recital series in a program devoted to French songs of the time of the sculptor Carpeaux, alongside Susan Graham and Brian Zeger.