Baritone Hugh Russell made his NCO debut as Abimélech in the 2018 concert performance of Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila.
He has been featured in productions at Los Angeles Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The Atlanta Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Arizona Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Vancouver Opera, Calgary Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Manitoba Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, and Angers-Nantes Opera.
He has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Danish Radio Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal), Cincinnati Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony, among many others.
He has worked with with many eminent conductors of the day, including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Jaap van Zweden, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Manfred Honeck, Edo de Waart, Kent Nagano, Donald Runnicles, Steuart Bedford, Michael Christie, Hans Graf, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Rossen Milanov.
Mr. Russell has also been featured in recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and in many appearances with the New York Festival of Song. As a pianist, he has been featured in performance with Stephanie Blythe at a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Seattle Opera, and has also been featured in performance with Christine Brewer for Illinois Humanities.