Bryan Hymel wins Olivier Award

news-item-2At a Royal Opera House ceremony on Sunday evening, Bryan Hymel won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for his trio of performances in Les Troyens, Robert le diable, and Rusalka. The annual Olivier Awards honor achievement in British theater, opera, and dance. Bryan was the only singer to be recognized in the category this year. Bryan’s fellow 2013 nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Opera included conductor Edward Gardner, Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera, and the stage management teams of English National Opera and the Royal Opera House.

Just last month the Metropolitan Opera named Bryan the recipient of the 2013 Beverly Sills Artist Award. The $50,000 prize, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met. Earlier this April, Bryan was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer Award.

Next season the American tenor will return to Covent Garden from October 17 to November 11, as Henri in a new production of Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes. Later in the season Bryan makes his house debuts at the Vienna Staatsoper and Opernhaus Zürich and will return to Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper and New York’s Metropolitan Opera.