Hugo Vera brilliant American tenor

Hugo Vera brilliant American tenor

A native Texan, the young tenor Hugo Vera is described as possessing a “truly heroic voice” that is both “beautiful and brilliant.” Increasingly in demand and a recent addition to The Metropolitan Opera artist roster, Mr. Vera has performed 34 roles and 20 choral orchestral works with distinguished companies in the US as part of his musical and artistic development of the full lyric and spinto tenor repertoire.

Hugo Vera brilliant American tenor

In addition to The Metropolitan Opera, Hugo Vera has sung with Spoleto, USA, Kansas City Symphony, New York City Opera, Illinois Symphony and Chorus, Fort St. Symphony and Chorus, Opera Memphis, Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, Sarasota Opera, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera North, Aspen Opera Theatre, The Minnesota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Nashville Opera, Shreveport Opera, Tanglewood Music Festival and The Metropolitan Opera where he return for a fourth season in 2012-2013.

Hugo Vera began the New Year singing Manrico (Il Trovatore) with the Minnesota Concert Opera. In February of 2013, Mr. Very made his Carnegie Hall solo debut performing Gregory Singer’s Funeral Processional, which was conducted by the composer. Upcoming includes Alfredo (La Traviata) with Center City Opera, a return to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival to perform the role of Azael in Debussy’s L’enfant Prodigue with the Charleston Chamber Opera and solo recitals in Texas and Pennsylvania.

Hugo Vera has performed important principal roles in his fach including Manrico (Il Trovatore), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Radames, (Aida), Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann),Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Faust (Faust), Pietro Nuttini (The Glass Blowers), Luiz (The Gondoliers), Alfredo (La Traviata), Raffaele (Stiffelio) and Manuel the down and out boxer in Marcus Hummon;s opera Surrender Road.

He has expanded his core repertoire with cover assignments of significant roles comprising Stiffelio, Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Jacopo Foscari (I due Foscari), and Sam (Susannah).

The 2011-2012 Season saw Hugo Vera in a return to The Metropolitan Opera for various assignments including Abdallo (Nabucco), he returned to Spoleto USA, made a company debut with the distinguished Pittsburgh Opera singing Cavaradossi (Tosca), made a company and role debut with Center City Opera Theater in Philadelphia singing Neruda (Il Postino), and returned to Neue Eutin Festspiele in Germany for a role debut singing Ishmael (Nabucco).

The 2010 -2011 Season included noteworthy roles and company debuts with performances of Radames (Aïda) for Opera Memphis and Trin (La Fanciulla del West) for The Metropolitan Opera. Assignments in the 2009-2010 Season for Mr. Vera comprised a cover of Kedril in Janáček’s From the House of the Dead for The Metropolitan Opera, a reprise of Rodolfo (La bohème) for Shreveport Opera, a role debut as Werther for Winter Opera of St. Louis, several concerts, and a role and company debut singing Haydn’s Philemon (Philemon and Baucis) for the celebrated festival, Spoleto USA

In addition to the role of Voce Tenore in Il Piccolo Marat, projects in the 2008-2009 Season included several role debuts. Mr. Vera sang Rodolfo (La Bohème) in a debut with Sioux City Symphony, Des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) for Shreveport Opera, Samson (Samson et Dalila) for New Opera of Saint Louis, and he reprised Don José (Carmen) for Opera North. .

As a concert artist, Mr. Vera has successfully performed works ranging from the cantatas of J.S. Bach to the works of Britten, Tippett and Vaughn Williams. Of the oratorio/concert repertoire Mr. Vera has sung Verdi’s Requiem, Vaughn William Mass in G minor, Schubert’s Mass in G, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Handel’s Messiah, and various works of Beethoven including the Choral Fantasy, the Mass in C, Missa Solemnis, and the great Symphony No. 9. He has had the pleasure of performing both Bach’s Magnificat, as well as, the celebrated Mass in B minor.

Recognized as a significantly talented young singer, Hugo Vera enjoyed the privilege of training with several noteworthy young artist programs including the Brevard Music Center, the Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Center, Chautauqua Opera, The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, The Minnesota Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera . He received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and earned a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts – both with Honors – from the University of Kansas.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:353661 
La Fanciulla del West {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2010
Debuts: Hugo Vera, Edward Mout
Broadcat/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:353675
La Fanciulla del West {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/10/2010
100th Anniversary of the world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera
[Met Performance] CID:353682
La Fanciulla del West {98}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353690
La Fanciulla del West {99}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353700
La Fanciulla del West {100}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2010
Debut: Elisabete Matos
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353707
La Fanciulla del West {101}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2010
Debut: Carl Tanner
[Met Performance] CID:353717
La Fanciulla del West {102}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353722
La Fanciulla del West {103}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/03/2011
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353735 
La Fanciulla del West {104}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/08/2011
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354051 
Nabucco {46}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/27/2011
Debut: Amber Wagner
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354055
Nabucco {47}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/1/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354066
Nabucco {48}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/5/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354075
Nabucco {49}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/8/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354082
Nabucco {50}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/12/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354089
Nabucco {51}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354099
Nabucco {52}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/20/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354555 
Il Trovatore {626}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/29/2012
Debut: Guanqun Yu
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354567 
Il Trovatore {627}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/04/2012
Debut: Carmen Giannattasio
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354574
Il Trovatore {628}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/08/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354584
Il Trovatore {629}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/12/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354592
Il Trovatore {630}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/17/2012
Debut: Angel Òdena
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354597
Il Trovatore {631}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/20/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354604
Il Trovatore {632}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/25/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354672
Aida {1123}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2012
Debuts: Liudmyla Monastyrska, Miklós Sebestyén
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354677
Aida {1124}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354684
Aida {1125}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/29/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354692
Aida {1126}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354702
Aida {1127}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/07/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354710
Aida {1128}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/12/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354719 
Aida {1129}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/15/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354729
Aida {1130}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354737
Aida {1131}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354755
Aida {1132}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/28/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354778
Il Trovatore {633}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/09/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354784
Il Trovatore {634}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354791
Il Trovatore {635}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354795
Il Trovatore {636}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/19/2013
Debut: Elena Manistina
[Met Performance] CID:354812
Il Trovatore {637}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/24/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354888 
Francesca da Rimini {38}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/4/2013
Debuts: Dísella Làrusdóttir, Caitlin Lynch, Dustin Lucas
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354896
Francesca da Rimini {39}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/9/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354904
Francesca da Rimini {40}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354913 
Francesca da Rimini {41}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/2013
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354914
Don Carlo {209}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/16/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354917
Francesca da Rimini {42}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/19/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354926
Francesca da Rimini {43}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/22/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355190
Tosca {933}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/2013

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