Bryan Hymel shines in Opera Company of Philadelphia debut

Bryan Hymel’s Opera Company of Philadelphia debut has been a tremendous success. Bryan starred as Rodolfo in a new production of La bohème, hailed by David Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer as “an absolute success, full of fine singing and acting and eye-filling stage direction in this romanticized slice of life of struggling artists in late 19th-century Paris.” “Bryan Hymel sang the leading tenor role of Rodolfo showing his high notes are easily among the best in the business. The rest of his voice is so attractive, and his presence so winning…” Performances runs through October 7. La bohème will be broadcast on the big screen on Independence Mall, October 6. Admission is free but registration is required. Click here to register.

Giulio Gari Foundation honors Bryan Hymel with Distinguished Achievement Award

The Giulio Gari Foundation will honor American tenor Bryan Hymel with a Distinguished Achievement Award at a New York City gala on September 23. The event honors honors this year’s winners of the Giulio Gari Foundation Competition, which Bryan won in 2008, and will also recognize soprano Diana Soviero with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Brian Kellow of Opera News hosts the ceremony.

Opera Philadelphia opens 2012-2013 season with La bohème featuring American tenor Bryan Hymel

American tenor Bryan Hymel makes his debut at the Opera Company of Philadelphia this month, singing the role of the love-struck poet Rodolfo in Puccini’s iconic romance La bohème. French soprano Norah Amsellem sings Rodolfo’s beloved Mimì in an ensemble that includes American baritone Troy Cook as Marcello and American soprano Leah Partridge as Musetta. Opera Company of Philadelphia Music Director Corrado Rovaris conducts the singers in the house’s first production of the 2012-2013 season. Performances take place September 28, 30 and October 3, 5, and 7. Learn more & purchase tickets here.

Italian Opera Night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center

American tenor Bryan Hymel joins the Philadelphia Orchestra and its Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin for an evening of Italian Opera at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The evening includes signature arias and duets from La bohème, La traviata, and Lucia di Lammermoor, among others. Bryan shares the stage with soprano Angela Meade, who, like Bryan, is also a winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions.

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