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Edward creates the roles of Ailill and Gauire in Noah Mosley's brand new piece, directed by Ella Marchment.

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About Edward

Edward studied at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School with Tim Evans-Jones and on English National Opera's Opera Works programme. He has sung roles at Opera Holland Park and Longborough, sung in the chorus at Glyndebourne and has worked as an understudy at the Royal Opera House.

Other notable solo performances include Mozart's Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Choral Society, Das Lied von der Erde at the Berlin Philharmonie and Verdi's Requiem at its premiere in Vietnam at the Vietnamese National Opera. He was a finalist in the Wagner Singing Competition 2014 and the Wagner Society of Great Britain have funded his recent studies.

Edward sings in the Royal Hospital Chapel Choir and is a member of Opera Holland Park's INSPIRE team, leading a variety of workshops and was also part of English National Opera's Opera Squad outreach programme.

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Edward has performed a wide range of operatic and orchestral works as well as a selection of song cycles.

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Critical acclaim

Mark McCloskey

Hughes commanded the challenging score magnificently; sustaining repeated high B flats with impressive stamina and resonance

‘Riccardo’ in Ballo with OperaUpClose, May 2013

Stephen Wilmot

The singers take [the director's] demands in their stride, prioritizing word and action…Edward Hughes as Rodolfo and Rhona McKail as Mimi made a touching leading couple

‘Rodolfo’ in La Boheme with OperaUpClose, November 2012