Hugh Russell

Performance Year: 2015

Canadian baritone Hugh Russell continues to receive high praise for his charisma, dramatic energy and vocal beauty. He is widely acclaimed for his performances in the operas of Mozart and Rossini. At the center of his orchestral repertoire is Orff’s popular Carmina Burana, which he has performed with the major orchestras of Philadelphia, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Toronto, among others. The New Orleans Times-Picayune said, “Baritone Hugh Russell also grasped the theatrical nature of Orff’s work, nearly stealing the show with a voice that ranged from organ-deep rumbles to flute-like falsetto—and an acting style that drew roars of laughter as he captured the bullishness of an intoxicated medieval abbot.”

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