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Ruby Hinds

Adjunct Professor of Vocal Studies
Phone: (626) 644-6103
Email: rhinds@apu.edu
Ruby Hinds has had the privilege of performing all over the United States and in Europe with some of the foremost conductors, composers, and directors in the world, and has opened new opera houses and debuted many original works. An American singer of great brilliance and versatility, Hinds has had many exciting firsts in her career, beginning with her first Adalgisa in Kentucky Opera’s production of Bellini’s Norma (opposite her sister Esther). She made her debut with the New York City Opera and the Houston Grand Opera in the title role of Leroy Jenkins’ opera-ballet The Mother of Three Sons. These engagements were a result of her overwhelming success in the world premier at the Munich Biennale Festival. Hinds also had the distinction of singing her first Wagnerian role, Ortrud, in Europe with the New Bulgarian Opera in its premier season, and ended the season in the south of France as Eboli in Don Carlo for the Nice Opera. Most recently, she added the role of Amneris in Aida to her repertoire with performances in California under the baton of Frank Fetta. She has also appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 and No. 2 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Michael Tilson-Thomas, as well as in a special concert with that orchestra in which she performed works by Mahler, Wolf, and Berlioz with Neal Stulberg on the podium. Hinds made her New York Philharmonic debut in one of the orchestra’s chamber series, and two days later her National Symphony debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, with Maestro Fruhbeck de Burgos conducting. She has also appeared at the Spoleto Festival in Italy, as well as in France and at Tully Hall in New York City with her two sisters, Esther and Grace, the three of them known internationally as The Hinds Trio.

Departments

  • College of Music and the Arts
  • College of Music and the Arts: School of Music

Expertise

  • Acting
  • Classical Music
  • Opera
  • Stage Deportment

Courses Taught

MUS 484 – Preparing the Total Performer

Office Location

Warren Music Center, Room 117, East Campus