Bryan Hymel makes New Orleans homecoming in Madama Butterfly

news-item-2On April 12 American tenor Bryan Hymel returns to his native New Orleans with his celebrated portrayal of Lieutenant Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama ButterflyBryan’s New Orleans Opera performances will also see American soprano Maria Konyova as Cio-Cio San, mezzo-soprano Margaret Thompson as Suzuki, and bass-baritone Jake Gardner as Sharpless under the baton of conductor Tomer Zvulun.

The performances come on the heels of a breakthrough winter for Bryan. Last month Bryan was named the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Award. He was also nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for his performances in Les TroyensRobert le diable, and Rusalka at London’s Royal Opera House.