Hugo Hymas's career has so far taken him far and wide to Europe, USA, Asia and Australia performing in some of the world's great venues: Philharmonie Paris, Concertgebouw, KKL Lucern, Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall. He recently made his first trip to Australia performing tenor solos 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 sacred oratorio La Resurrezione with Les Nouveaux Caractères (Sébastien d'Hérin), and a trip to Switzerland for Bach's B minor mass with Kammerorchester Basel (Winfried Toll).
Recent concert performances include a German tour of Purcell and Handel with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Kristian Bezuidenhout), Handel's Messiah in Helsinki with The English Concert (Harry Bicket), both 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 B minor mass with Münchener Motettenchor (Benedikt Haag) and Handel's Semele with Monteverdi Choir (John Eliot Gardiner) directed by Thomas Guthrie as a semi-staged concert performance for a tour which brought his debut at La Scala Milano. Hugo 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 performed works from the French baroque at two of London's best chamber music venues: King’s Place (with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - OAE) and Wigmore Hall (with Early Opera Company - Christian Curnyn).
Recent opera roles include Septimius in Theodora (Handel) for Potsdamer Winteroper, Jupiter in Semele (Handel) with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (Yu Long), and Indian Boy and Fame in The Indian Queen (Purcell) with Opera de Lille (Emmanuelle Haïm).
He has also performed the lead tenor roles in Monteverdi’s Il Combatimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas), and Handel's Acis and Galatea. In 2017 he toured Monteverdi’s three operas - Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, L’incoronazione di Poppea and L’Orfeo - with English Baroque Soloists, which culminated with performances in the Lincoln Centre, New York. Hugo is a keen song recitalist, a former Britten-Pears young artist, and is currently on the OAE's Rising Stars scheme.
Hugo Hymas 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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