Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust is coming up January 25th at The Metropolitan Opera!

Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust is coming up January 25th at The Metropolitan Opera! An exciting cast with an amazing work.  Get tickets!

Jan. 25 – Feb. 8: Hector Berlioz, one of the greatest of all composers, does not get the attention he deserves. The Met had scheduled seven performances of his sublime La Damnation de Faust. Then it announced that the work would be given in concert form because of “the unanticipated technical demands of reviving” its Robert Lepage production, which “proved to be impossible to accommodate within the company’s production schedule.” Then, three dates were eliminated and replaced by additional performances of the company’s big hit, Porgy and Bess. So there are only four chances to hear Bryan Hymel and Michael Spyres (who share the title role), Elīna Garanča (Marguerite), and Ildar Abdrazakov (Méphistophélès).



Hymel begins the 2019-20 season as Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at San Francisco Opera. The 2019 gala concert with the Richard Tucker Foundation, followed by his return to the Metropolitan Opera as Faust in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust. Additionally, he sings Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Opera Philadelphia, Arrigo in I vespri siciliani at Opernhaus Zürich and the title role in Don Carlo at the Greek National Opera in December.

Royal Opera House to Live Stream Carmen with Bryan Hymel

The Royal Opera House will be live streaming their July 2nd performance of Carmen on YouTube!

The cast includes:

Award-winning director Barrie Kosky provides a refreshing perspective on this well-known opera. He explores Carmen’s ever-changing nature – marked by her series of contrasting costumes – and her vitality through dance. The pre-recorded voice of a narrator (perhaps Carmen herself) ensures that we experience the whole story from her perspective, and the production’s unique performing edition (by Michael Rot) offers a chance for audience members to hear music Bizet omitted from the opera’s first performances.

Carmen had only lukewarm success at its 1875 premiere – perhaps due to its unconventional subject – but soon became immensely popular, and has remained so. Its glorious score boasts a host of wonderful melodies, including Carmen’s sensual Habanera and Seguidilla, Don José’s tender Flower Aria and Escamillo’s rousing Toreador’s Song. There are also passionate duologues, above all the intense, final confrontation between Carmen and Don José.

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Bryan Hymel’s Opus Opera Brings Back Mystique to New Orleans!

Bryan Hymel and his wife Irini Kyriakidou are glad to present their beloved “Circus and Arias” concert after much public demand here in New Orleans with new acts and arias. Our Fly Circus Company/Space partner, led by Liza Rose, will come back with some new numbers and the classics that made this show the cherry in last season’s operatic offerings across the parish.  A truly unique experience in the theater for the whole family! Bryan Hymel, Irini Kyriakidou, Christina Vial, Weston Hurt, and the amazing Rainelle Krause will all return to sing your favorite arias and operatic ensembles together with your favorite feats of the acrobatic arts. Come to the Civic Theater and sit on the edge of your seat with “Vocal Chills!” and “Acrobatic Thrills!”

Get tickets now!

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