Hugo Herman-Wilson


British baritone Hugo Herman-Wilson studied at King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music. He won the Audience Prize in the 2017 Somerset Song Prize, received the Maidment Award from Help Musicians UK in 2016 and 2018 and was a Britten-Pears Young Artist for 2017-2019. He is a member of the 11th edition (2023 – 25) of Le Jardin des Voix, the young artist programme of William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants. 

Recent highlights have included performances with the bass solos with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Figure Ensemble and Ensemble Hesperi; Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas, cover) for Bath Theatre Royal; Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, cover) for Garsington Opera; and Monsieur Presto (Les Mamelles de Tirésias, cover) and The Notary (Don Pasquale, cover) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. 

Further operatic experience includes Micha and Krušina (The Bartered Bride, cover) for Garsington Opera, Dottore Grenvil (La Traviata) and Masetto (Don Giovanni, cover) for Nevill Holt Opera, Marcello and Scarpia (La Bohéme, Tosca) staged in contemporary one-hour adaptations with Opera Undone at Trafalgar Studios and the role of Mr Jedermann (Scoring a Century, written by David Blake and Keith Warner) for British Youth Opera. As part of the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio, Hugo performed the roles of Blazes/Second Officer (The Lighthouse), Peter Quince (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Polifemo (Acis and Galatea). 

Notable concert highlights include a recital of songs and duets by Purcell and Lawes with soprano Charlotte Bowden for the Aldeburgh Festival, performances of Bach Cantatas for the London Handel Festival, recitals of contemporary music at the SmorgasChord Festivals in 2021 and 2022, and concerts at Snape Maltings and the Southbank Centre.