“A poised singer with a lovely soulful tone and great legato... she has a great stage presence too”

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Robert Thickness, Opera Now Magazine

“The tender, warm-toned soprano Ruby Hughes... the radiantly sensitive young soprano was outstanding...”

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Eslinger Zeitung

“No shrinking violet, this. She squeezed expression from every word. Torment transfigured her face, particularly as Handel’s heroine Agrippina... she’s made for the opera stage because she sings with such ringing belief...”

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The Times

“Her singing is exceptional for its consistency – a perfect instrument of its kind”

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BBC Music Magazine

“Ruby Hughes is a new star in opera heaven - a graceful beauty with a warm, soft voice. She performed supreme interpretations of two dramatic cantatas by Strozzi...”

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Svenska Dagbladet

“She can move from an almost toneless sotto voce through to a rich, full sound in the twinkling of an eye”

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Music Web International

“Outstanding here was soprano Ruby Hughes, who shaped with moving intensity the great lamentation aria 'O let me weep'”

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Neue Merkur Wien

“...an inspiring performance of Duruflé’s Requiem, with the soprano Ruby Hughes exquisitely poised and passionate in 'Pie Jesu'”

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The Telegraph

“...Hughes got to the heart of everything with unfailing potency and point”

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The Irish Times

“Hughes’s expressivity together with Watkins’s authoritative writing for strings conveyed huge emotional intensity”

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The Guardian

“...with the fine soprano Ruby Hughes capturing the devout Polish timbre of the texts and singing from the heart in the three songs of sorrow that make up the symphony, this was a rapt occasion”

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The Guardian

“Hughes, a singer of Welsh heritage combines superb style, security, virtuosity and taste”

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Klassik Heute Magazine