Bryan Hymel’s “Amazing” and Award-Winning Robert le Diable Now Available on DVD and Blu-ray
Bryan Hymel’s star turn at the Royal Opera House as the eponymous hero in Robert le Diable can now be owned on DVD and Blu-ray. The American tenor’s acclaimed account of this grand Meyerbeer rarity was in part responsible for his winning the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera; the Guardian also described it as “amazing” and performed “with tremendous panache and stamina.”
Directed by Laurent Pelly, this 2012 production marked the first time in 120 years that the opera was seen at Covent Garden. Also starring Patrizia Ciofi as Isabelle, John Relyea as Bertram, and Marina Poplavskaya as Alice, the video recording is available on Opus Arte.
Previously, Bryan starred opposite Ciofi in an audio recording of the work, captured live in Salerno, and released on Brilliant Classics earlier this year.