Bryan Hymel returns to the Metropolitan Opera for La bohème

bhbohemeOn the heels of his debut at the Opéra National de Paris in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust, Bryan returns to the Metropolitan Opera to perform Rodolfo in La bohème.

Bryan last appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in the same role, of which Bachtrack raved: “[Hymel’s] agonized cry of ‘Mimì! Mimì’ at the end of Act IV was devastating in both vocal beauty and heart-wrenching pain.”

The American tenor sings under the baton of Dan Ettinger alongside Maria Agresta, Hei-Kyung Hong, Susanna Phillips, and Ailyn Pérez in performances from January 6 to 23, and April 15 to May 5.

Bryan Hymel makes Opéra National de Paris debut in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust


This December brings Bryan Hymel to Paris for his Opéra National de Paris debut as the title role in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust. The American tenor has been lauded for his interpretation of Berlioz, Opera News writing that “in ‘Nature immense,’ from La damnation de Faust, Hymel maintains the intensity of Berlioz’s long, emotionally weighted lines with full, dramatic sound and an innate sense of the flow and innerrhythm of the language as it stretches out over the composer’s slowly evolving harmonic unpinning.” Hear “Nature immense” from Bryan’s debut solo album Héroïque on Spotify or iTunes.

Bryan joins Sophie Koch as Marguerite and Bryn Terfel as Méphistophélès in Alvis Hermanis’s new production of La damnation de Faust under the baton of Philippe Jordan from December 23 to 27.

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Bryan Hymel on finding his voice and performing Carmen

bh-carmenFollowing his debut with the Washington National Opera as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, Bryan Hymel reprises the role in his return to the Royal Opera House. Praised for his compelling performance and expressivity, the American tenor brings “vast reserves of power” to Bizet’s tragic soldier (Bachtrack).

Bryan reflects on his growth from a young singer in New Orleans to the “reigning American tenor du jour in the French repertory” in an article published in The Independent (Washington Post).

Bryan continues performances of Carmen at the Royal Opera House through November 10.

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