Reviews

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...the first thing to note about Guto Puw’s new piece is the stunning work of the soprano, Caryl Hughes...
— Richard Morrison, The Times - May 2017
the deliciously Welsh Papagena
— Catriona Graham, The Opera Critic - May 2014
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
— Roger Jones, Seen and Heard International - April 2014
the enchanting Caryl Hughes as Bunyan’s daughter Tiny stands out
— Rupert Christiansen, Daily Telegraph - February 2014
 Caryl Hughes as Flora in The Enchanted Pig
 
Caryl Hughes makes the greatest impression as unambitious housewife Angela. Her beautifully sung soliloquy has a powerful sincerity which none of the others match
— Graham Rogers, The Stage - February 2012
 
‘Roedd ‘na berfformiadau arbennig iawn gan y gantores Caryl Hughes, a’i pherfformiad o Edith Wynne yn wefreiddiol
— BBC Cymru
 
 
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the piece was stolen by Caryl Hughes’ Madama Brillante; she added effortless comic assurance to her portfolio, singing with focus and great technique
— Robert Thicknesse, Opera Now - October 2011
 
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.
— Rian Evans, Opera Magazine
 
Caryl Hughes gave a feisty account of the title role, fluent in her colatura with her small frame packing a big punch.
— Ashutosh Khandekar, Opera Now
 
An enchanting Welsh mezzo-soprano who lights up the stage with character and sings with warmth, verve and total dramatic commitment.
— Rupert Christiansen, The Daily Telegraph - April 2011
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