The Royal Opera House’s company premiere of Verdi’s Les Vêpres Siciliennes, starring Bryan Hymel, will be seen in cinemas worldwide on November 4. Stefan Herheim’s production, conducted by Antonio Pappano and costarring Erwin Schrott and Lianna Haroutounian, will be seen in over 1,000 cinemas in more than 30 countries on six continents. Click here to find a screening near you.
‘Les Vêpres Siciliennes’ to be broadcast to cinemas worldwide
Bryan is “tirelessly superb” in the Royal Opera House’s ‘Vêpres’
In the Royal Opera House’s company premiere of Verdi’s Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Bryan Hymel was deemed “tirelessly superb” by The Guardian. The Telegraph concurred, noting that the American tenor was “just about ideal” and that he “effortlessly navigates the high-flying tenor role… This is first-rate casting.”
“Bryan Hymel has a seductive voice with a powerful, easy top,” added Bloomberg of Hymel’s performance as Henri in Verdi’s rarely-heard political epic. “After his success in the Royal Opera’s recent Robert le Diable and Les Troyens, he deserves his status as Britain’s go-to tenor for grand opera.”
Conducted by Antonio Pappano and co-starring Erwin Schrott and Marina Poplavskaya, Les Vêpres Siciliennes runs at Covent Garden through November 11. The November 4 performance will be broadcast to cinemas worldwide.
Bryan featured in Details magazine
Dubbed one of “The New Rock Stars of Opera,” Bryan Hymel is featured in Details magazine. The American tenor is one of five profiled in the magazine’s November issue, now available on newsstands.
Explore the world of the Royal Opera House’s Les Vêpres Siciliennes, starring Bryan Hymel
“As soon as you have an audience and a stage visually palpable onstage, you start to reflect on your own situation sitting inside the auditorium,” says dramaturg Alexander Meier–Dörzenbach of the Royal Opera House’s new production of Verdi’s Les Vêpres Siciliennes, which stars Bryan Hymel as Henri. “The singing onstage can trigger the emotions of the real audience in Covent Garden,” he adds of the production concert.
Opening this Thursday at Covent Garden, this production of Vêpres can be explored further in Meier-Dörzenbach’s interview here. You can also click here to view the trailer. Bryan Hymel makes an eagerly-anticipated return to the Royal Opera House in this production, which will also be broadcast worldwide to cinemas on November 4.