Bryan Hymel sings at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall

HymeOn January 18, Bryan Hymel returns to his hometown of New Orleans to give a recital at Tulane University.

The recital, presented by New Orleans Friends of Music, features the American tenor, soprano Irini Kyriakidou, and pianist Laura Ward.

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Discover Bryan Hymel in La Scala’s triumphant Madama Butterfly

bh-butterfly-scalaOpening the Teatro alla Scala’s 2016-17 season, Bryan Hymel takes the stage in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. The production, a reprisal of the original 1904 version, received a 14 minute ovation from the Milanese audience.

Bachtrack praised the American tenor’s performance as Pinkerton, his voice “ringing out thrillingly at the end, the naval officer discovering Butterfly’s suicide and then, removing the child’s blindfold, seeing his son for the first time on the dramatic closing chords.”

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Riccardo Chailly leads the Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra in the new staging by Alvis Hermanis, which also features Maria José Siri, Annalisa Stroppa, Nicole Brandolino and Carlos Álvarez. Bryan returns to the Teatro alla Scala stage for additional performances on December 10, 13, 16, 18, and 23, and January 3, and 8.

Bryan Hymel opens La Scala season with Madama Butterfly

bh-pinkertonBryan Hymel returns to Teatro alla Scala to open its 2016-17 season as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. The American tenor brings his “robust tenor and ringing top notes” to the new Teatro alla Scala production, premiering December 7 (New York Times).

Bryan sings under the baton of Riccardo Chailly, opposite Maria José Siri as Cio-Cio-San, Annalisa Stroppa as Suzuki and Carlos Álvarez as Sharpless. The premiere will be live broadcast on the Italian station RAI-RADIO3 and throughout Europe on the Euroradio network.

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Bryan can be seen in Madama Butterfly on December 7, 10, 13, 16, 18, 23; January 3, and 8.

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Critics hail Bryan’s “bright, ringing tenor” in new production of Guillaume Tell at the Met

Guillaume Tell Met

Returning to the Metropolitan Opera for Pierre Audi’s new production of Guillaume Tell, Bryan Hymel performed the role of Arnold to great acclaim. Critics praised the American tenor’s performance of Rossini’s notoriously difficult role: “The tenor role of Arnold…is an arduous workout combining soaring lyrical effusions and heroic fervor. Bryan Hymel brings youthful impetuosity and impressive vocal stamina to the part” (The New York Times). Known for his powerful range, “the protean tenor Bryan Hymel pumped out muscular tone all night, nailing the high C’s and C-sharps that litter this score with vigor” (The Observer)

New York Classical Review applauded Bryan’s Arnold, which requires “a great deal of vocal weight,” continuing: “Bryan Hymel was more than up to the task, his bright, ringing tenor fitting the part beautifully and reaching up to its highest points with relative ease…his Act IV aria, ‘Asile héréditaire,’ was a brilliant highlight, a keen expression of grief that showed off his lyrical qualities and his trumpeting top.”

Bryan stars alongside Gerald Finley as the title character, Marina Rebeka as Mathilde, Janai Brugger as Jemmy, Maria Zifchak as Hedwige, Marco Spotti as Walter Furst, Kwangchul Youn in the role of Melcthal, and John Relyea as the Austrian governor Gesler.

Bryan can be seen in performances of Guillaume Tell at the Met on October 21, 25, 29, and November 5, 9, and 12.

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