In advance of his much-anticipated return to the Metropolitan Opera in Pierre Audi’s new production of Guillaume Tell, Bryan Hymel sat down with Opera News‘ Brian Wasserman. The American tenor reflects on his debut at the New York theater as a last minute replacement in Berlioz’ Les Troyens. Bryan discusses the opportunity of a lifetime and the feeling of invincibility before taking the stage and performing the notoriously difficult role.
Bryan interviewed by Opera News’ The Singers’ Studio
Bryan Hymel sings recital at Festival Castell de Peralada
Bryan Hymel continues the summer festival season with a highly anticipated recital debut at the Festival Castell de Peralada in Spain. The American tenor, fresh off the festival stage at Chorégies d’Orange, performs with soprano Irini Kyriakidou and pianist Julius Drake on August 5, 2016.
Bryan sings Vaughan Williams’ Four Hymns for Tenor and arias from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and Bizet’s Carmen. With Irini Kyriakidou, Bryan sings “Parle-moi de ma mère” from Carmen. View the full program.
Madama Butterfly at Chorégies d’Orange
On the heels of La traviata at Opéra National de Paris, Bryan Hymel performs Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in his first summer at the Chorégies d’Orange festival in France. The American tenor, who performed the role of Pinkerton to great acclaim at the Metropolitan Opera in 2014, brings his “robust tenor and ringing top notes” to the festival stage this July (New York Times).
Bryan sings alongside Ermonela Jaho as Cio-Cio San, Marc Barrad as Sharpless, and Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Suzuki. Mikko Franck leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Choirs of the Operas of Avignon, Nice, and Toulon in performances on July 9 and 12.
Returning to the role later in the year, Bryan opens Teatro alla Scala’s 2016-17 season on December 7.
Summer highlights include Verdi in Paris, Festivals in Orange and Peralada
Summer 2016 sees Bryan Hymel performing Verdi and Puccini, finishing the 2015-16 season in La traviata at Opéra National de Paris.
Making his debut at the Chorégies d’Orange festival, Bryan performs Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. The American tenor sings the role of Pinkerton under the baton of Finnish conductor Mikko Franck with Ermonela Jaho as Cio-Cio San, Marc Barrard as Sharpless and Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Suzuki. Bryan can be seen performing in the historic Roman theater on July 9 and 12.
Continuing the summer festival season, Bryan makes another debut on August 5 at the Festival Castell Peralada in a recital with soprano Irini Kyriakidou and pianist Julius Drake.