• Production still from SERSE
  • french horns
  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra
  • Jazz Band on stage

Hugo Vera

Hugo Vera
Director of Vocal Arts and Opera
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A native Texan, tenor Hugo Vera has performed 45 roles and more than 50 large choral orchestral works with distinguished companies throughout the United States. Vera spent seven seasons on the Metropolitan Opera roster and has appeared with dozens of additional companies in seasonal and festival productions while remaining active as a recitalist and clinician. Vera is featured on world premiere recordings and broadcasts, most recently recording the 2020 release Romances & Poems of Sergey Ivanovf Tanayev with an elite ensemble for the Centaur Records label. He has served as music faculty at Presbyterian College, the University of Kansas, the Midwest Summer Music Institute, and New York University’s Tisch and Steinhardt programs. He continues as artistic director of Italy’s Vocal Academy of Orvieto and Kansas’s Lawrence Opera Theatre.

Vera holds a D.M.A. in voice/opera/musical theatre and choral conducting from the University of Kansas, an M.M. in voice/opera from the University of Kansas, and a B.M. in voice from the University of Utah. His main areas of expertise are vocal chamber music, concert vocal works, and foundational vocal teaching.