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Bryan is “tirelessly superb” in the Royal Opera House’s ‘Vêpres’

Bryan_Hymell-5879-2In the Royal Opera House’s company premiere of Verdi’s Les Vêpres SiciliennesBryan 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

details_logoDubbed 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

vepres“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.

Bryan stars in Les Vêpres Siciliennes at Covent Garden

royal_opera_house_logoMaking his return to London’s Royal Opera House tenor Bryan Hymel stars opposite soprano Marina Poplavskaya and bass–baritone Erwin Schrott in Verdi’s stirring political drama Les Vêpres Siciliennes. Directed by Stefan Herheim in a co-production with the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, these performances mark the opera’s first with the company.

In the role of Henri, a rebellious patriot in French-occupied Sicily, Bryan has several standout musical moments in Verdi’s epic work, including “La brise souffle au loin” and “O jour de peine.” The production is conducted by Antonio Pappano and will be broadcast to cinemas worldwide as part of the Royal Opera House’s live cinema season on November 4. Les Vêpres Siciliennes opens October 17 and runs through November 11.

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