Bryan Hymel, “today’s golden tenor,” shines in Carmen at Royal Opera House

10906500_823136247729917_192948139746506923_nIn his triumphant return to the Royal Opera House, Bryan Hymel performs in Bizet’s Carmen to great acclaim. “Bryan Hymel is an excellent Don José,” declares Bachtrack, “he has vast reserves of power in the voice which enable him to throw his voice at the role and get a lot of expressivity without ever losing control over precise timing or intonation.” The Guardian added that he “hits all Don José’s high notes fairly and squarely, giving his vocalism strength and solidity.”

Bryan is “today’s golden tenor,” proclaimed WhatsonStage, which continued to praise the American tenor’s dedication to the strenuous role, concluding that he “is in splendidly stentorian form as Don José. A genuine stage animal, he plays his unhinged final scene with near-Method focus.”

Bryan continues to star in Francesca Zambello’s production at the Royal Opera House through November 10.