Bryan Hymel enjoys further acclaim for Héroïque


Bryan Hymel highlights his range of skill and musical depth in his debut Warner Classics album Héroïque, which continues to generate critical acclaim. The Observer writes that the American tenor “is capable of more than just feats of strength, finding romantic desperation in the prison scene from Verdi’s Les Vêpres Siciliennes and tragic dignity in ‘Inutiles regrets’ from Berlioz’s Les Troyens…[A]rtists like Mr. Hymel are the wave of the future.”

Sinfini Music adds, “If Hymel had been born a generation earlier we might have had The Four Tenors. That’s how good he is. And while the American may have missed out on that particular mother lode, he’s well on the way to present-day supremacy in the kind of repertoire that Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti once favoured.”

“With a voice that soars to startling highs and an ease in taking new roles, tenor Bryan Hymel has quickly found himself in the league of top opera stars — and is pushing full speed ahead,” noted The Daily Mail. Classics Today concluded, “This is a major release by a major tenor with the type of voice we rarely get to hear.”