Caryl Hughes

You can hear Caryl sing Handel arias at 11.30am on Sunday 9th October at East Mersea

Caryl made her debut for Scottish Opera in 2007/08 as Cenerentola, and returned in 2009/10 to sing Varvara/Katya Kabanova. She has sung major roles for English Touring Opera, Iford Arts Festival, Welsh National Opera, the Young Vic Theatre and The Opera Group.

Her debut disc of Britten’s Cabaret Songs with Malcolm Martineau will be released this year having performed them at the 2009 Aix-en-Provence and Aldeburgh Festivals.

Caryl has sung at the Wigmore Hall and many other major concert venues in the UK, and she has also sung for HRH Prince of Wales at Cardiff Castle. She is a Britten-Pears and Samling scholar and was a finalist at the 2007 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

Caryl graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in summer 2007, having studied with Noelle Barker and Audrey Hyland. She went on to receive an inaugural HRH Prince of Wales Scholarship to attend Cardiff International Academy of Voice, under the direction of Dennis O’Neill. Caryl was a finalist in the Welsh Singer’s Competition 2006 at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, and most recently won the 2009 Stuart Burrows International Voice Award.

Caryl's future projects include Grange Park & Bampton Opera and the world-premiere of Nicola LeFanu's Dream Hunter.