Bryan Hymel’s debut solo recording to be released by Warner Classics

Bryan_Hymell-5879-2Bryan Hymel will release his debut solo recording on Warner Classics, as part of an exclusive recording contract with the label. Recorded with the Prague Philharmonia and French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, the album will be released in early 2015 and feature some of the American tenor’s signature heroic arias from the French repertoire.

Warner Classics president Alain Lanceron noted that the label is “delighted to launch our relationship with this accomplished and distinctive artist.” Bryan added, “I am thrilled to be invited to make my debut solo recording with Warner Classics. The legacy of this label includes recordings of some of the greatest artists in history, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to record the repertoire that has brought me to leading theaters around the world.”

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Bryan Hymel makes his Wiener Staatsoper debut in Madama Butterfly

Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 4.41.53 PMThis month, Bryan Hymel returns to the role of B.F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper. The American tenor stars in Josef Gielen’s production of Puccini’s lush drama April 5, 9, and 14. Hui He appears opposite Bryan as Cio-Cio San and Jonathan Darlington conducts.

Bryan’s recent turn as Pinkerton at the Metropolitan Opera earned the tenor great acclaim. The New York Times noted that he was “vocally assured as the thoughtlessly callous Pinkerton, singing with a robust tenor and ringing top notes.” The New York Observer concurred, writing: “Mr. Hymel walked away with the show. His unorthodox, muscular voice commanded attention from the first conversational phrases, gaining authority as the music became more ardent.… At the end of his ‘Addio’ aria, the audience didn’t even wait for the music to finish before roaring its approval.”

A hat trick of landmark debuts this spring

BHBryan Hymel celebrates his spring with three landmark debuts. On March 21, the American tenor makes both his house and role debut in Opernhaus Zürich’s Les Contes d’Hoffmannstarring as the hapless and eponymous poet in Offenbach’s opus. Bryan can be heard under both Fabio Luisi and Patrick Furrer in performances that run through April 2.

Three days after the conclusion of Hoffmann in Zürich, Bryan heads to the Vienna Staatsoper for his house debut in Puccini’s Madama Butterflya role he recently sang to great acclaim at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Bryan stars as B.F. Pinkerton opposite Hui He’s Cio-Cio San on April 5, 9, and 14.

Finally, Bryan joins the Rotterdam Philharmonic on May 16 and 17. There, he performs Verdi’s monumental Requiem under the baton of music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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