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Ruby Hughes

Recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and shortlisted for a 2014 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award, Ruby Hughes is also a former BBC New Generation Artist. On the opera stage she has performed at the Theater an der Wien as Roggiero in Tancredi conducted by René Jacobs and as Fortuna in L’Incoronazione di Poppea. She has sung major roles at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Buxton Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, London Handel Festival, English National Opera, Garsington Opera, Musikfestspiele Potsdam, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Scottish Opera and Opéra de Toulon, as well as in Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed production of Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the National Theatre (London). She performs regularly with many of the UK and Europe’s leading symphony and baroque orchestras.
Ruby Hughes has broadcast and recorded extensively, and has sung under many leading conductors; she is also a keen recitalist working particularly closely with pianist Joseph Middleton. A champion of women composers, she recorded ‘Heroines of Love and Loss’ (BIS-2248), with lutenist Jonas Nordberg and cellist Mime Brinkmann, which was selected Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine, and awarded a Diapason d’or. On BIS she also appears on a recording of Mahler’s Second Symphony with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä, a disc of songs for soprano and orchestra by Mahler and Berg and Rhian Samuel’s monodrama Clytemnestra, and ‘Renewal’, an album with the United Strings of Europe featuring Osvaldo Golijov’s Three Songs for soprano and orchestra.

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Echo - songs across the ages
Renewal - United Strings of Europe
Songs for New Life and Love
Clytemnestra - Orchestral Songs
Mahler - Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’
Heroines of Love and Loss
Vocal chamber music of the early Baroque
Christmas in Venice
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