British baritone Hugo Herman-Wilson studies at the Royal College of Music with Ben Johnson, supported by the Aldama scholarship, the Josephine Baker Trust and the Help Musicians UK Maidment Award. He is a Britten-Pears Young Artist for 2017, 2018 and 2019, as well as the Audience Prize winner of the 2017 Somserset Song Prize and finalist of the 2017 Lies Askonas and 2018 RCM English Song Competitions. Hugo has also participated in masterclasses with Andreas Scholl, Ann Murray, Malcolm Martineau, Roger Vignoles, Brindley Sherratt and Sir Thomas Allen.
Recent solo highlights include Second Officer/Blazes The Lighthouse (RCM International Opera School), Peter Quince A Midsummer Night's Dream (RCMIOS), Leporello Don Giovanni (Cover, British Youth Opera), Cyril, Last Thursday (Collisions Festival 2018), Polifemo Acis and Galatea (RCM/Lawrence Zazzo), Il Commendatore Don Giovanni (Cambridge University Opera Society), Ping/Mandarin Turandot (Choir 2000), The Protector, Written on Skin, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sir Joseph Porter HMS Pinafore, Sid Albert Herring, Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte and The Count Le Nozze di Figaro (RCMIOS Scenes), Bach B Minor Mass (Guildford Choral Society/Wilcocks), Handel’s Messiah (St John’s, Smith Square/Heason), Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Brahms’ Requiem (Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Cleobury) and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music (Buckingham Palace/Wilson). Contemporary and collaborative projects include threads, a chamber opera combining music by Stephane Crayton, dance, theatre and Monteverdi; Free // Falling, an electroacoustic piece for solo voice by Matthew Lomax; and We the People, a satirical piece for voice and piano by Stella Fiorenzoli with libretto by Donald Trump. In June 2019, Hugo will be covering the role of Micha in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride for Garsington Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist.
Hugo read Theology at King’s College, Cambridge, graduating in 2016.