Ruby Hughes
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1980
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Ruby Hughes

Ruby Hughes Biography (BBC)

A BBC New Generation Artist and Winner of both First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2009 Handel Singing Competition, Ruby Hughes is the daughter of the celebrated Welsh ceramicist Elizabeth Fritsch. She studied voice and ‘cello at Chetham’s School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, before gaining a First Class Distinction Concert Diploma in Concert and Song at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich, working with Edith Wiens. In 2005, she was a Prizewinner at the Mozarteum Sommer Akademie, Salzburg, and in 2006, gained a Royal Philharmonic Society Susan Chilcott Award. A former Samling Foundation Scholar, her other awards include a Vocal Prize in the 2002 Gerald Moore Competition, and a full scholarship to study with Lillian Watson at the Royal College of Music, London, graduating in July 2009.

Selected by OPERA NOW as amongst “Who’s Hot in Opera”, she made her debut at the Theater an der Wien in October 2009 as Roggiero / Tancredi conducted by René Jacobs, returning as Fortuna / L’Incoronazione di Poppea. She has sung the title role in Atalanta and Cleofide / Poro with Laurence Cummings at the London Handel Festival, Euridice / L’Orfeo at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with René Jacobs, She / King Arthur with Wolfgang Katschner and Der Lautten Compagney, Berlin, The Statute / Pygmalion with Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company and Rose Maurrant / Street Scene for The Opera Group. Further engagements have included Silvia / L’isola disabitata (Bonno) with Pablo Heras-Casado at the Festival Internacional de Música Antigua, Madrid, the title role in Erismena for New Chamber Opera, Lucinda / Don Chischiotte in Sierra Morena with Musikwerkstatt Wien, Sandrina / L’infedelta delusa for Potsdamer Winteroper conducted by Andreas Spering, Narcissa / Philemon und Baucis at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci with the Akademie für Alte Musik conducted by Olof Boman, and Rose Maurrant / Street Scene at the Opéra de Toulon.

In concert, she has sung under conductors including Arie van Beek, Frieder Bernius, Douglas Boyd, Laurence Cummings, Paul Goodwin, Marc Minkowski, Daniel Reuss, Christoph Spering, Takuo Yuasa and Johannes Wildner, and with ensembles such as the Academy of Ancient Music, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Cappella Amsterdam, Le Concert Lorrain, Huddersfield Choral Society, the London Handel Players, the London Mozart Players, the Manchester Camerata, Musica Saeculorum, Das Neue Orchestra, the Orchestre de Picardie, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Festival appearances include Cheltenham, Eisenstadt Haydn, Fishguard, Göttingen, London Handel, Nuremberg International Chamber Music and St Endellion.

Her broadcasts and recordings include Bach Christmas Cantatas (SR2), a Handel 250th Anniversary Concert conducted by Andreas Spering for RTÉ Lyric fM (broadcast to the EU as part of the Handel celebrations), Barber: Knoxville of Summer 1915 (BBC Radio 3), Handel Chandos Anthems (Polish Radio), Saul (Netherlands Radio), Handel on Tour (BR – Klassik) Messiah (ORF CD), Philemon und Baucis (Deutschlandradio Kultur), Orphée - French Cantatas from the Göttingen Festival (NDR) and In Tune (BBC Radio 3).

During 2011, she made debuts at the Buxton Festival as Michal / Saul at the Buxton Festival with Harry Christophers and at English National Opera as Minerva / The Return of Ulysses for English National Opera with Jonathan Cohen. Current engagements include Venus / Venus and Adonis for Les Arts Florissants, Iole / Hercules for Capella Cracoviensis, Aminta / L’Olimpiade for Garsington Opera, Bach B Minor Mass with Musica Saeculorum, the St Matthew Passion in Sir Jonathan Miller’s production at the Royal National Theatre, Acis and Galatea with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Raymond Leppard, Apollo e Dafne at the Kapsovar International Chamber Music Festival, Messiah with the Israel Camerata, Mendelssohn Hör mein Bitten with Collegium Vocale conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, Seven Stages of Life for The King’s Consort, Christmas Concerts with L’Orchestre de Picardie and recitals with Julius Drake at the Mananan and West Cork Chamber Music Festivals.

She will also perform Montsalvage Sinfonia de Requiem (recorded for Chandos), and Schubert Salve Regina with the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena, Schubert Orchestral Songs with the Ulster Orchestra, Debussy Baudelaire songs (arr Adams) and Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 3 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 2012.


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Henry Purcell
Music for a while
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Music for a while
Francesca Caccini
Il primo libro delle musiche: no. 3. Lasciatemi qui solo
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Il primo libro delle musiche: no. 3. Lasciatemi qui solo
Richard Strauss
Weihnachtslied, TrV. 2
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Weihnachtslied, TrV. 2
John Christopher Smith
'It comes! It comes! It must be death!'
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'It comes! It comes! It must be death!'
Gabriel Fauré
La Bonne Chanson, Op 61
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La Bonne Chanson, Op 61
Benjamin Britten
The Nurse's Song (A Charm of Lullabies, Op 41)
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The Nurse's Song (A Charm of Lullabies, Op 41)
Benjamin Britten
Sephestia's Lullaby (A Charm of Lullabies, Op 41)
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Sephestia's Lullaby (A Charm of Lullabies, Op 41)
Huw Watkins
If grief could burn out (Echo)
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If grief could burn out (Echo)
Franz Schubert
Im Abendrot, D 799
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Im Abendrot, D 799
Henry Purcell
Sound the trumpet (Come ye sons of art)
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Sound the trumpet (Come ye sons of art)
Vincenzo Legrenzio Ciampi
Camilla: "La per l'ombrosa sponda"
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Camilla: "La per l'ombrosa sponda"
Helen Grime
Bright Travellers
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Bright Travellers
Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder
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Kindertotenlieder
Alma Mahler
Lobgesang
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Lobgesang
Alma Mahler
Laue Sommernacht
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Laue Sommernacht
Alma Mahler
Die Stille Stadt
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Die Stille Stadt
Francesca Caccini
Lasciatemi qui solo (Il primo libro delle musiche)
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Lasciatemi qui solo (Il primo libro delle musiche)
Vincenzo Legrenzio Ciampi
Oh Dio, mancar mi sento (Adriano in Siria)
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Oh Dio, mancar mi sento (Adriano in Siria)
Franz Schubert
Wanderers Nachtlied D.768
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Wanderers Nachtlied D.768
Benjamin Britten
O Waly, Waly
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O Waly, Waly
Benjamin Britten
At the mid hour of night
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At the mid hour of night
Benjamin Britten
Come you not from Newcastle?
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Come you not from Newcastle?
Benjamin Britten
Ca' the yowes
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Ca' the yowes
Helen Grime
Bright Travellers
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Bright Travellers
Charles Ives
Songs my mother taught me
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Songs my mother taught me
Charles Ives
Memories
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Memories
Charles Ives
The Housatonic at Stockbridge
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The Housatonic at Stockbridge
Charles Ives
Serenity
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Serenity
Robert Schumann
Frauenliebe und -Leben Op. 42
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Frauenliebe und -Leben Op. 42
Louise Farrenc
Je me taisais - romance for voice and piano
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Je me taisais - romance for voice and piano
Louise Farrenc
Andrea la folle - ballade for voice and piano
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Andrea la folle - ballade for voice and piano
Louise Farrenc
Le Berger fidele - romance for voice and piano
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Le Berger fidele - romance for voice and piano
David Matthews
A Vision of the Sea
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A Vision of the Sea
Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder
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Kindertotenlieder
John Dowland
Flow My Tears
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Flow My Tears

Flow My Tears

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Thomas Dunford
Christoph Urbanetz
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Gustav Mahler
Urlicht
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Urlicht
Franz Schubert
Musik zum Schauspiel 'Rosamunde' D 797 No. 3: Romanze
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Musik zum Schauspiel 'Rosamunde' D 797 No. 3: Romanze
Franz Schubert
Die Sterne, D 939
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Die Sterne, D 939
Germaine Tailleferre
Pancarte pour une porte d'entree
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Pancarte pour une porte d'entree
Robert Schumann
Meine Rose, Op.90 no.2
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Meine Rose, Op.90 no.2
Robert Schumann
Die Blume der Ergebung, Op.83 no.2
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Die Blume der Ergebung, Op.83 no.2
Robert Schumann
Röselein, Röselein, Op.89 no.6
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Röselein, Röselein, Op.89 no.6
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Past BBC Events

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: David Matthews & Mahler
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2017-12-05T22:09:29
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Dec
2017
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: David Matthews & Mahler

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: David Matthews & Mahler

13:55
MediaCityUK, Salford
Proms 2017: Proms at ... Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham
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Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham
2017-08-26T22:09:29
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26
Aug
2017
Proms 2017: Proms at ... Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham

Proms 2017: Proms at ... Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham

Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham
Proms 2017: Proms at ... Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham
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Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham
2017-08-26T22:09:29
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26
Aug
2017
Proms 2017: Proms at ... Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham

Proms 2017: Proms at ... Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham

Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Car Park, Peckham
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Stravinsky's 'Dumbarton Oaks' & Pulcinella
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MediaCityUK Salford
2016-11-27T22:09:29
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27
Nov
2016
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Stravinsky's 'Dumbarton Oaks' & Pulcinella

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Stravinsky's 'Dumbarton Oaks' & Pulcinella

MediaCityUK Salford
BBC NOW On the Road 2015-16: Bangor Music Festival
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Pontio, Bangor
2016-03-04T22:09:29
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4
Mar
2016
BBC NOW On the Road 2015-16: Bangor Music Festival

BBC NOW On the Road 2015-16: Bangor Music Festival

19:30
Pontio, Bangor

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