Will Hughes


Will Hughes, a Dallas, Texas native, has been lauded for having “a beautiful quality to his baritone voice.” He has sung with many companies including Florida Grand Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, and The Dallas Opera performing and covering roles in La bohème (Schaunard), Ariadne auf Naxos (Harlequin), Doctor Atomic (Jack Hubbard), Madame Butterfly (Yamadori), Les pêcheurs de perles (Zurga), The Consul (John Sorel), Così fan tutte (Guglielmo), and the title role in Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd. Will has also performed scenes from Carlisle Floyd’s Wuthering Heights (Heathcliff), Iphigénie en Tauride (Oreste), La bohème (Marcello), and Gianni Schicchi where he “was excellent in the title role, completely convincing as the wily manipulator.”

Will is also very adept on the concert stage having recently sung the title role in a staged production of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas. His other performances include the baritone solos in McCullough’s Holocaust Cantata and the requiems of Brahms, Duruflé and Fauré, the latter of which he sang under the direction of Maestro John Rutter along with the baritone solo in the maestro’s own composition, Mass of the Children. Will has also sung a partially staged version of Bach’s Matthäus-Passion (Petrus) with the Philadelphia Symphony under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.