Bryan Hymel joins Elina Garanca and friends for ‘Under the Stars’ concerts in Austria

HymeFollowing his debut at the Sempreoper Dresden earlier this summer, Bryan Hymel returns to the concert stage as the special guest in the ‘Elīna Garanča and Friends: Music Under the Stars’  concert series. The open-air concerts take place against the backdrop of three picturesque venues, which include Gottweig Abbey (July 3), Linz’s Domplatz, (July 4), and Pfarrau Park, Hirzingerfeld Kitzbühel (July 6). These “Music Under the Stars” performances celebrate the bicentennial of Verdi’s birth and showcase works spanning the Italian composer’s illustrious career. Joining the American tenor and Latvian mezzo-soprano are the Opera Chorus of the Slovak National Theatre and Symphonieorchester Volksoper Wien, led by conductor Karel Mark Chichon.

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Semperoper Dresden debut in Der Rosenkavalier

SemperoperThe American tenor Bryan Hymel continues his summer appearances with a debut at the Semperoper Dresden in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier under the baton of Christian Thielemann. Hymel joins a first-class roster of singers that includes soprano Anna Schwanewilms as the Marschallin, bass Peter Rose as Baron Ochs, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Octavian.

Bryan’s performances this season have included a number of major European debuts, including first performances in Paris and Vienna with the Orchestre National du Capitôle de Toulouse and a forthcoming debut at the Salzburg Festival in Jeanne d’Arc on August 1. Looking ahead to next season, Bryan will make his house and role debut in Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Opernhaus Zürich and returns to the Austrian capital for his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper.

Bryan Hymel returns to Lyric Opera Baltimore in Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’

Bryan_Hymell-5371-2This May the American tenor Bryan Hymel returns to the Lyric Opera Baltimore in Verdi’s classic operatic tragedy Rigoletto, portraying the Duke of Mantua in a production by John Hoomes and conducted by Richard Buckley. The performances, which take place on May 17 and 19, see Bryan starring alongside American baritone Stephen Powell in the title role and French soprano Norah Amsellem as Rigoletto’s innocent daughter Gilda. Last season Bryan was seen at the Lyric Opera Baltimore in Gounod’s Faust. For more information on the concert, click here.

Bryan Hymel wins Olivier Award

news-item-2At a Royal Opera House ceremony on Sunday evening, Bryan Hymel won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for his trio of performances in Les Troyens, Robert le diable, and Rusalka. The annual Olivier Awards honor achievement in British theater, opera, and dance. Bryan was the only singer to be recognized in the category this year. Bryan’s fellow 2013 nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Opera included conductor Edward Gardner, Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera, and the stage management teams of English National Opera and the Royal Opera House.

Just last month the Metropolitan Opera named Bryan the recipient of the 2013 Beverly Sills Artist Award. The $50,000 prize, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. Earlier this April, Bryan was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer Award.

Next season the American tenor will return to Covent Garden from October 17 to November 11, as Henri in a new production of Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes. Later in the season Bryan makes his house debuts at the Vienna Staatsoper and Opernhaus Zürich and will return to Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper and New York’s Metropolitan Opera.


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