Metropolitan Opera welcomes Bryan for Guillaume Tell

Photo: Dario AcostaBryan Hymel kicks off the 2016-17 season with his return to the Metropolitan Opera for Rossini’s Guillaume Tell. The American tenor reprises the role of Arnold, having made his debut in Rossini’s work at the Bayerische Staatsoper to great acclaim in 2014. Opera News praised Bryan’s performance in “the nearly impossible role of Arnold Melchtal,” commending his “envious sense of lyrical phrasing.”

Fabio Luisi conducts Bryan in Pierre Audi’s new production at the Met with performances by Marina Rebeka, Janai Brugger, Maria Zifchak, Marianna Pizzolato, and Gerald Finley in the title role.

Bryan takes the stage as Arnold on October 18 with subsequent performances on October 21, 25, 29; November 5, 9, and 12.

Bryan interviewed by Opera News’ The Singers’ Studio

Bryan_Hymell-5290-3In advance of his much-anticipated return to the Metropolitan Opera in Pierre Audi’s new production of Guillaume Tell, Bryan Hymel sat down with Opera News‘ Brian Wasserman. The American tenor reflects on his debut at the New York theater as a last minute replacement in Berlioz’ Les Troyens. Bryan discusses the opportunity of a lifetime and the feeling of invincibility before taking the stage and performing the notoriously difficult role.

Watch the full interview here.

Bryan Hymel sings recital at Festival Castell de Peralada

Photo: Dario AcostaBryan Hymel continues the summer festival season with a highly anticipated recital debut at the Festival Castell de Peralada in Spain. The American tenor, fresh off the festival stage at Chorégies d’Orange, performs with soprano Irini Kyriakidou and pianist Julius Drake on August 5, 2016.

Bryan sings Vaughan Williams’ Four Hymns for Tenor and arias from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and Bizet’s Carmen. With Irini Kyriakidou, Bryan sings “Parle-moi de ma mère” from Carmen. View the full program.

Madama Butterfly at Chorégies d’Orange

Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera (Photo: Ken Howard)On the heels of La traviata at Opéra National de Paris, Bryan Hymel performs Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in his first summer at the Chorégies d’Orange festival in France. The American tenor, who performed the role of Pinkerton to great acclaim at the Metropolitan Opera in 2014, brings his “robust tenor and ringing top notes” to the festival stage this July (New York Times).

Bryan sings alongside Ermonela Jaho as Cio-Cio San, Marc Barrad as Sharpless, and Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Suzuki. Mikko Franck leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Choirs of the Operas of Avignon, Nice, and Toulon in performances on July 9 and 12.

Returning to the role later in the year, Bryan opens Teatro alla Scala’s 2016-17 season on December 7.

Explore Bryan’s full schedule.

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