...the first thing to note about Guto Puw’s new piece is the stunning work of the soprano, Caryl Hughes...
the deliciously Welsh Papagena
This recital was perfection itself... Miss Hughes has no problem moving between the public realm of the opera house and the intimacy of the recital room
the enchanting Caryl Hughes as Bunyan’s daughter Tiny stands out
Caryl Hughes makes the greatest impression as unambitious housewife Angela. Her beautifully sung soliloquy has a powerful sincerity which none of the others match
‘Roedd ‘na berfformiadau arbennig iawn gan y gantores Caryl Hughes, a’i pherfformiad o Edith Wynne yn wefreiddiol
the piece was stolen by Caryl Hughes’ Madama Brillante; she added effortless comic assurance to her portfolio, singing with focus and great technique
Cenerentola’s final showcase aria can be a stumbling-block not just for the singer but for the whole opera, yet Hughes blossomed at just the right time, yet without any feeling of having stinted on the way.
Caryl Hughes gave a feisty account of the title role, fluent in her colatura with her small frame packing a big punch.
An enchanting Welsh mezzo-soprano who lights up the stage with character and sings with warmth, verve and total dramatic commitment.