Hymel returns to Carmen at Paris Opera

Bryan_Hymell-5879-2Fresh off a “tremendously exciting” debut in Royal Opera House’s Don Carlo, Bryan Hymel returns to the Paris Opera on June 13 to sing Carmen (Bachtrack). Bryan sings alongside Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role,  Marina Costa-Jackson as Micaela and Ildar Abdrazakov as Escamillo. Mark Elder conducts the remaining performances of Calixto Bieito at the Opéra Bastille in Paris.

Bryan sings Bizet’s Don José on June 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28 and July 2, 4, 7, 10, and 13.

Bryan Hymel makes role debut in Don Carlo at Royal Opera House

Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 5.51.22 PMRounding out the 2016-17 season, Bryan Hymel takes the stage in Verdi’s Don Carlo at the Royal Opera House. The American tenor, hailed for his performances in Le Vêpres Siciliennes and Rigoletto, takes on a new Verdi role in Nicholas Hytner’s acclaimed production.

Led by Bertrand de Billy, Don Carlo also features Kristin Lewis as Elisabetta, Christoph Pohl as Rodrigo, Ekaterina Semenchuk as Princess Eboli, Ildar Abdrazakov as King Philip, and Paata Burchuladze as the Grand Inquisitor.

The production opens on May 12 with additional performances on May 15, 19, 22, 26, and 29.

From Carmen in Paris to Don Carlo in London

Photo: Dario AcostaThis Friday, April 14 marks Bryan Hymel’s final performance of Carmen at Opéra National de Paris this spring before he makes his debut in the title role of Don Carlo at the Royal Opera House in London.

Nicholas Hytner’s production of Don Carlo opens on May 12, with Bryan Hymel starring alongside Krassimira Stoyanova as Elizabeth of Valois under the baton of Bertrand de Billy. Don Carlo also features Ludovic Tézier as Rodrigo, Ekaterina Semenchuk as Princess Eboli and Ildar Abdrazakov as King Philip II.

Don Carlo returns to the stage on May 15 with additional performances on May 19, 22, 26, and 29.

Bryan Hymel returns to Opera National de Paris

BHOn April 2, Bryan Hymel returns to Opéra National de Paris for Bizet’s Carmen, a role he has performed to great acclaim, Bachtrack declaring that “Hymel is an excellent Don José: he has vast reserves of power in the voice which enable him to throw his voice at the role and get a lot of expressivity without ever losing control over precise timing or intonation.”

The production, directed by Calixto Bieto, also stars Verduhi Abrahamyan and Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role, by Roberto Tagliavini and Ildarabdrazakov as Escamillo, and Aleksandra Kurzak and Marina Costa-Jackson as Micaëla.

The American tenor performs April 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, and returns for additional performances on June 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, 28; July 2, 4, 7, 10, and 13.

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