HILLSBORO, Kan. – Tabor Arts will host Hugo Vera at 7 p.m., April 19, in the Richert Auditorium of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.
Vera is an accomplished artist who is best known for his heroically beautiful and brilliant voice.
“We are so looking forward to hosting Mr. Vera here at Tabor,” said Stephenson. “As a multi-season veteran of the Metropolitan Opera in NYC—arguably the best opera house in the world—we are so lucky to be able to bring him here to Hillsboro. To my knowledge, we have never had a singer of his caliber visit Tabor and perform a recital, and I’m so thrilled that our students will have a chance to work with him in a masterclass setting while he is with us.”
He has performed 34 roles and 20 choral orchestral works with distinguished companies in the US and is currently a part of The Metropolitan Opera artist roster.
As a concert artist, he has successfully performed works ranging from the cantatas of J.S. Bach to the works of Britten, Tippett and Vaughn Williams.
Vera has earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and earned a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kansas.
During the performance, he will be accompanied by Jeb Wallace, principal horn with the Wichita Symphony and assistant professor of horn at Wichita State University, pianist J. Bradley Baker, collaborative pianist and vocal coach at Tabor, and vocalist Jen Stephenson, director of vocal music at Tabor.
Together they will perform duets from the opera “Carmen” and “La boheme.”