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Hugo Hymas

His career has taken him far and wide to Europe, USA, Asia and Australia, to some of the world’s greatest venues: Philharmonie de Paris, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), KKL Luzern, and London’s Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall. He recently made his first tour to Australia performing in Purcell's King Arthur with Gabrieli Consort (Paul McCreesh) and is looking forward to Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium in Sweden with Göteborgs Symfoniker (Andreas Spering), Handel's oratorio La resurrezione with Les Nouveaux Caractères (Sébastien d'Hérin) , and Bach's Mass in B Minor with Kammerorchester Basel (Winfried Toll) on tour in Switzerland.

Hugo Hymas’ recent concert performances include a German tour with music of Purcell and Handel with Freiburger Barockorchester (Kristian Bezuidenhout), Handel's Messiah in Helsinki with The English Concert (Harry Bicket), Monteverdi's Vespers and Bach's St Matthew Passion with Dunedin Consort (John Butt), Bach's St John Passion with Marian Consort (Rory McCleery), Bach's Mass in B Minor with Münchner Motettenchor (Benedikt Haag) and Handel's Semele with Monteverdi Choir as a semi-staged concert performance (cond. John Eliot Gardiner, dir. Thomas Guthrie) for a tour which brought his debut at La Scala Milano. Hugo Hymas has also performed the role of Uriel in Haydn's Creation with Les Arts Florissants (William Christie) in New York and on tour in France. He has also presented works from the French Baroque at the two of London's best chamber music venues: Kings Place (with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – OAE) and Wigmore Hall (with Early Opera Company, cond. Christian Curnyn).

Recent opera roles include Septimius in Theodora for Potsdamer Winteroper and Jupiter in Semele by Handel with Shanghai Symphony (Long Yu), and in Purcell’s The Indian Queen with Opéra de Lille (Emmanuelle Haïm).

He has also performed the lead tenor roles in Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (as Aeneas), and Handel's Acis and Galatea. In 2017 he toured with Monteverdi’s three operas: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, L’incoronazione di Poppea and Orfeo with English Baroque Soloists, which culminated with perfor­mances at the Lincoln Center, New York. Hugo Hymas is also a keen song recitalist, a former Britten-Pears young artist, and is currently on the OAE's Rising Stars scheme.

The artist grew up in Cambridge where he was persuaded by his parents to sing as a chorister in Great St Mary’s Church choir. He then studied the clarinet through school after which he joined the choir of Clare College, Cambridge, as a tenor. In 2014 he graduated with an honours degree in Music from the University of Durham.



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