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Ivo Ivanov

Ivo Ivanov

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Hugh

Hugh Cutting is a graduate of the Royal College of Music where he was a member of the International Opera Studio. On graduating, he was awarded the Tagore Gold Medal, presented by King Charles III. In the autumn of 2021, Hugh became the first countertenor to win the Kathleen Ferrier Award and to become a BBC New Generation Artist (2022-24).

In his first professional season, Hugh made his debut at Opernhaus Zürich singing Monteverdi Madrigals in Christian Spuck's ballet setting, sang Arsace on tour in Europe with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, made his debut at Wigmore Hall, and sang Bach's St Matthew Passion at Carnegie Hall with Bernard Labadie and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, marking his U.S. debut.

The 2023/24 season sees him touring with Les Arts Florissants as Polinesso in Handel's Ariodante, with il Pomo d'Oro as Arscace in Handel's Berenice, and with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Masaaki Suzuki. He will make role debuts as the Boy in George Benjamin's Written on Skin in Stavanger, Ariel in Anthony Bolton's new Island of Dreams at Grange Park Opera, Dardano in Handel's Amadigi with The English Concert and Harry Bicket, and as Corindo in Cesti's Orontea in his debut at La Scala Milan.

A committed recitalist, this season he will premiere works by Alex Ho, Piers Connor Kennedy, Elena Langer, Anna Semple and Tara Viscardi.

Hugh is based in London
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Season Highlights

Sep 2023 - Sep 2023
St Martin in the Fields, London
Handel Amadigi (Dardano) Harry Bicket (conductor) The English Concert
Sep 2023 - Oct 2023
Handel Ariodante (Polinesso) William Christie (conductor) Les Arts Florissants
Oct 2023 - Oct 2023
Nykirken, Bergen
Handel Theodora (Didymus) Collegium Musicum Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)