Bryan Hymel makes his company and role debut in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Anna Bolena

BHLyric Opera of Chicago announced their 2014-15 season today, and with it came the news that Bryan Hymel will make two auspicious debuts this December: In addition to appearing with LOC for the first time, he will make his role debut in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena.

Based on the life and death of Anne Boleyn, Anna Bolena stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the titular Tudor with Bryan as her first love, Lord Percy. John Relyea sings the part of Boleyn’s husband, the manipulative and menacing Henry VIII, and Jamie Barton can be heard as Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour. Patrick Summers conducts the performance, directed by Kevin Newbury. Performances run from December 6 through January 16. For more information, click here. 

Bryan Hymel stars in ‘La bohème’ as part of The Dallas Opera’s 2014-15 season

Bryan_Hymell-5371As part of The Dallas Opera’s 2014-15 season, American tenor Bryan Hymel will return to the Texan metropolis to star in Puccini’s La Bohème. Headlining a cast that also includes soprano Ana María Martínez as Mimì, Bryan sings the role of bohemian poet Rodolfo in a production by Harry Silverstein. Riccardo Frizza leads performances from March 13 through 29.

Bryan made his debut with The Dallas Opera in 2011 as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, a performance that earned him a nomination for the 2012 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” award.

For more information on The Dallas Opera’s 2014-15 season, click here.

Bryan brings “an astonishing sound” to ‘Madama Butterfly’ at the Metropolitan Opera


American tenor Bryan Hymel’s return to the Metropolitan Opera as B.F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly has proven to be as auspicious as his surprise debut with the company in 2012’s Les Troyens.

As Puccini’s antihero, Bryan “brought an astonishing sound to the role of the American sailor Pinkerton,” according to the New York Classical Review. “Bright, clear, huge, this is a high-octane voice capable of taking on some of the most demanding roles in the Italian rep. He nailed every single one of his high notes without a blemish on Thursday, with power to spare.”

The New York Times added, “Bryan Hymel was vocally assured as the thoughtlessly callous Pinkerton, singing with a robust tenor and ringing top notes.”

Madama Butterfly continues at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday, January 20. Bryan can be heard in the production through February 1.

(Photo: Ken Howard)

Bryan Hymel to make his San Francisco Opera debut in the 2014-15 season


Following acclaimed performances in Berlioz’s Les Troyens at London’s Royal Opera House and New York’s Metropolitan Opera, American tenor Bryan Hymel will bring his “impassioned and confident performance of a heroic role” (the New York Times) to San Francisco Opera.

Revisiting David McVicar’s production from Covent Garden, Hymel will star as Trojan warrior Aeneas opposite his Metropolitan Opera castmate Susan Graham as Dido. His costar from the Royal Opera House, Anna Caterina Antonacci, returns to the role of Cassandra, sharing the role with Daveda Karanas. American mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke is also heard as Anna. Donald Runnicles conducts performances running from June 7 to July 1, 2015.

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