Caryl Hughes

Mezzo soloist, Mozart's Requiem on Saturday 6th October.

Caryl, who wowed the audience at last year's festival, is at the beginning of a really exciting career. Her first disc, of Britten’s Cabaret Songs with Malcolm Martineau, has recently been released. Four years ago she made her Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera debuts, and has already sung major roles for Grange Park Opera, English Touring Opera, Iford Arts Festival, the Young Vic Theatre and The Opera Group.

Caryl Hughes gave a scorching all-round performance. The cavorting roulades of Hughes's final rondo were pure adrenaline and joy; this was something special. The Tablet

She has given concerts and recitals at the Aix-en-Provence and Aldeburgh Festivals, the Azuriales Festival in France, with Bryn Terfel at Grange Park Opera, with Sir Thomas Allen at the Three Choirs Festival, and at The Sage Gateshead, Cadogan Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, the Wigmore Hall, where she was a finalist at the 2007 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, and Cardiff Castle (for HRH Prince of Wales).

a beguiling Cinderella, singing beautifully and acting with aplomb. The Scotsman

Caryl studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Noelle Barker and Audrey Hyland, and at Cardiff International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill, winning many prizes and awards. She is a Britten-Pears and Samling scholar.

Caryl's website

Please book early as Roman River concerts normally sell out.