Bryan Hymel honored with ECHO Klassik award and Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

Echo_Klassik_Wortbild_2009American tenor Bryan Hymel’s debut solo album Héroïque has been honored with the coveted ECHO Klassik award in the category of Newcomer of the Year. In addition to the honor, Héroïque was also recognized by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) with the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

Bryan brings his signature interpretation of heroic French arias in his Warner Classics and Erato album, highlighting works by Rossini, Berlioz, Verdi, Gounod, and Meyerbeer.

The American tenor can be seen in the video recording of Royal Opera House’s production of Les Vêpres Siciliennes. The release also received a Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Bryan’s performance in Verdi’s grand opera garnered critical acclaim, with Bloomberg Businessweek celebrating his “seductive voice with a powerful, easy top.”

Hear Bryan’s high C’s in Héroïque and discover the “first-rate casting” (The Telegraph) of Les Vêpres Siciliennes here.

Bryan Hymel praised for “clarion tone” in San Francisco Opera’s Les Troyens

Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 5.51.22 PMBryan Hymel’s San Francisco Opera debut in Les Troyens was met with acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The American tenor was lauded for his performance as Aeneas with the ​San Francisco Chronicle applauding him as a “bright-toned, tireless tenor.” ​“The cast was wondrous,” concurred The San Francisco Examiner, which went on to cite “Bryan Hymel’s clarion-call Aeneas.”

San Jose Mercury News mirrored the Examiner’s sentiments, praising Bryan’s “ripe clarion tone as Aeneas, blending ardently in the love duet with Graham and giving a forceful account of his Act IV aria, ‘Inutiles regrets.’”

Les Troyens continues at San Francisco Opera with performances on June 12, 16, 20, 25, as well as on July 1.

Bryan Hymel’s San Francisco Opera debut marked by Opera News feature

10906500_823136247729917_192948139746506923_nIn advance of his San Francisco Opera debut in Les Troyens, Bryan Hymel can be seen on the cover of this month’s issue of Opera News. Bryan previously starred in Berlioz’s epic work at the Royal Opera House and, in his house debut, at the Metropolitan Opera. The San Francisco performances will reunite Bryan with his Met co-star, celebrated mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.

Bryan will be reprising the role of Énée in the San Francisco Opera premiere of David McVicar’s new production, also seen at the Royal Opera House. This summer’s performances are conducted by Donald Runnicles and also feature Anna Caterina Antonacci, Michaela Martens, Sasha Cooke, Brian Mulligan, Christian Van Horn and René Barbera. ​

Read the full ​article here.

Summer Highlights include SF Opera Les Troyens and Rigoletto in Santa Fe

bh-troyensOn the heels of the release of his critically acclaimed Warner Classics album Héroïque, Bryan Hymel will make his San Francisco Opera debut in Berlioz’s Les Troyens. Bryan reprises his signature role of Aeneas, which he performed with “unflagging stamina and impetuous abandon” at the Metropolitan Opera in 2012 (The New York Times). The production, conducted by Donald Runnicles and directed by David McVicar, runs from June 7 to July 1, and also stars Susan Graham, Ana Caterina Antonacci, Michaela Martens, Sasha Cooke, Brian Mulligan, Christian Van Horn, and René Barbera.

The American tenor will then be heard at the Santa Fe Opera in Rigoletto from July 4 to August 28. Bryan returns to Santa Fe where he made his house debut in 2011 as the title role in Gounod’s Faust. 

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