The Royal Opera House’s 2012 production of Berlioz’s Les Troyens is now available on DVD and Blu-ray on the Opus Arte label. Starring as Aeneas, Bryan Hymel was praised by the New York Times for his “bright muscular voice with clean top notes,” while Gramophone magazine dubbed the American tenor’s account of the demanding role “glorious.”
“We will be hearing a lot more of Hymel – he put me in mind of Vickers, his predecessor in the role,” added Gramophone. “And he carried the mantle of the Trojan hero with aplomb.”
In Berlioz’s epic five-act opera, Bryan stars opposite Eva-Maria Westbroek as Dido and Anna Caterina Antonacci as Cassandra. Antonio Pappano conducts the production, directed by David McVicar.