“Hubert Francis had the most physical role as the grotesquely fidgeting captain.”

Jukka Isopuro, HS
WOZZECK | HELSINKI FESTIVAL, 2015

Hubert Francis, Tenor – 2018/19 roles – Wozzeck at The Helsinki Festival

“Hubert Francis’s new Spoletta…stood out.”

Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian
TOSCA | ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, 2018

Hubert Francis, Tenor – Spoletta, Tosca, Royal Opera House, London
Hubert Francis, Tenor – Spoletta, Tosca, Royal Opera House, London

“Hubert Francis captures the erratic and authoritarian side of Chairman Mao.”

Pat O’Kelly, Irish Independent
NIXON IN CHINA | RTE NSO, DUBLIN, 2014

Hubert Francis, Tenor – Nixon in China, Wide Open Opera, Dublin – Photo by Patrick Redmond

“Hubert Francis’ Mao is poised and articulate.”

Terry Blain, bachtrack
NIXON IN CHINA | RTE NSO, DUBLIN, 2014

“Hubert Francis played a dignified Laios.”

Owen Mortimer, Opera Now Magazine
OEDIPE | ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, 2016

 

“The singer who made the biggest impression was Hubert Francis in the role of the slippery boyar Prince Shuisky. Rolling his tongue around the Russian text with relish, he presented exactly the extrovert characterisation required. His manipulation of Boris, informing him of a Pretender to the throne, was deliciously wicked.”

Mark Pullinger, bachtrack
BORIS GODUNOV | PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, 2015

 

“It was tenor Hubert Francis who most convincingly inhabited his role as the sinister and slightly mincing Prince Shuysky, his delivery on occasion like a pantomime villain threatening to upstage Ivashchenko.”

David Truslove, Classical Source
BORIS GODUNOV | PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, 2015

 

“The tenor of Hubert Francis was delectably slimy and slithery as Shuysky… This daring and accomplished semi-staging, strong as a shot of vodka…”

Hilary Finch, The Times
BORIS GODUNOV | PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, 2015

 

“Jeremy White and Hubert Francis repeated their sharply etched Sacristan and Spoletta.”

Opera Magazine
TOSCA | ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, 2013

 

“The other standout of the night is the Herod of Hubert Francis, impeccably sung, with a clownish charisma and exuberant physicality.”

Ewart Shaw, The Advertiser
SALOME | OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 2013

 

“Le ténor Hubert Francis, avec sa voix puissante et bien projetée, parvient à élever le personnage de Goro au dessus de la caricature.”

Emmanuel Andrieu, Classiqueinfo.com
MADAMA BUTTERFLY | GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE, 2013