Paris & Vienna debuts with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

bio-picThe American tenor Bryan Hymel makes his debuts in Paris and Vienna this February as guest soloist in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. The orchestra’s music director Tugan Sokhiev leads Berlioz’s légende drammatique supported by an ensemble that includes mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, basses Alastair Miles and René Schirrer, and the choirs Orféon Donastiarra and La Lauzeta. Following their February 8 performance at Toulouse’s Halle aux Grains, Bryan and the orchestra head to Paris for a February 11 appearance at the French capital’s iconic Salle Pleyel. Their tour continues in Vienna, with two concerts at the legendary Musikverein on February 23 & 24.

This season sees the American tenor making several major debuts. In June Bryan gives his first performances at the Semperoper Dresden in Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. On August 1, Bryan appears at the Salzburger Festspiele for the first time in Walter Braunfels Jeanne d’Arc.

Earlier this month, Bryan made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Berlioz’s Les Troyens to great acclaim. Read more about his Met debut here and catch the encore US Live in HD broadcast January 23.

Encore Live in HD Troyens broadcast January 23

Bryan_Hymell-5879-2Over the New Year, Bryan Hymel made a stellar debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, giving what the New York Times called an “impassioned and confident performance” as Aeneas in Berlioz’s epic Les Troyens.

In case you missed it, you can still watch Bryan’s Met debut – featuring a cast that includes Susan Graham and Deborah Voigt – with the January 23 Encore Live in HD broadcast to movie theaters throughout the United States. There will be a repeat broadcast to Canadian audiences on March 9.

Find a cinema near you & purchase tickets for the encore broadcast January 23.


Solo concert with Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra January 9

Bryan_Hymell-6259This Wednesday, January 9, the American tenor Bryan Hymel – on the heels of his highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut – appears in a special concert with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Frédéric Chaslin. Bryan’s musical program showcases operatic arias by Puccini, Verdi, Gounod, Massenet, and Bizet, including the favorite “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée” from Carmen and “Che gelida manina” from La bohème. This Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Classical Series concert takes place at the Henry Crown Symphony Hall at 8:00pm. Learn more here.

Bryan Hymel triumphs in Metropolitan Opera debut

news-item-2The New York Times has hailed Bryan Hymel’s “impassioned and confident performance” in Berlioz’s Les Troyens at the Metropolitan Opera – the American tenor’s debut at the iconic American house. Bryan shined as the Trojan hero Aeneas, singing with “unflagging stamina and impetuous abandon” and bringing his “dark hued and muscular” voice to what Anthony Tommasini considers “one of the most difficult of all tenor challenges.” His rapport with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham – who sings Dido, Queen of Carthage – elicited “soaring lyricism and melting sound” from the stage.

You can watch Bryan in his Met debut performances Live in HD this Saturday, January 5, when the iconic New York house broadcasts this celebrated production of Berlioz’s epic opera to cinemas worldwide. Get your seats here.
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