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Bryan Hymel’s 2015-16 season features performances of Carmen in Washington and London, and La Damnation de Faust in Paris

BHFollowing a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth at Teatro alla Scala, Bryan Hymel travels to the U.S. for his house debut in Bizet’s Carmen at the Washington National Opera. Bryan sings Don José, a role he performed to great acclaim in 2010, having enchanted the audience who “sat breathlessly during the arias in the repertoire” (La Nacional).

The American tenor continues the role of Don José at the Royal Opera House in London, performing alongside Elena Maximova, and Anita Rachvelishvili as Bizet’s heroine.

Closing out 2015, Bryan performs the title role in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust at Opéra Bastille with Sophie Koch and the Opéra National de Paris.

Discover Bryan’s full schedule here.

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.

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