|Bass-baritone Evan Hughes, has garnered attention for his work in recital and on the operatic stage. After winning the grand prize in the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition, Hughes went on to give his New York City recital debut as a part of the foundation’s On Wings of Song series, broadcast on WQXR. In January 2008, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in The Song Continues … Annual Recital.
Mr. Hughes joined Dawn Upshaw at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on November 2, 2007 to present the world premiere of a new work by Hyper-Accordion Player Michael Ward-Bergeman. In addition to this collaboration, Mr. Hughes joined Dawn Upshaw again performing Piosenki with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
At the Tanglewood Music Festival, Hughes performed Elliot Carter’s Syringa under the baton of Stefan Asbury, honoring Carter’s 100th birthday. Also at Tanglewood, he collaborated with the Mark Morris Dance Group singing Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzer.
Currently studying at The Curtis Institute of Music, Evan sang several leading roles in The Curtis Opera Theater’s 2008–2009 season, including the title role in Don Giovanni under the baton of Ari Pelto, and Lord Sidney in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims directed by Chas Rader-Shieber. In the 2007–2008 season, Evan sang the title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, King Rene in Iolante, and José Tripaldi in the Philadelphia premier of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar.
Hughes made his European recital debut in Denmark in collaboration with pianist Mikael Eliasen as a part of the Sommermusik series. He performed several other European recitals in 2008 with the William Walton Foundation at La Mortella in Ischia, Italy, and with the American Academy in Berlin, Germany.