Bryan stars in ‘La Bohème’ as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s 2014-15 season

met-bohemeFollowing critical and audience acclaim for his account of B.F. Pinkerton in this season’s Madama Butterfly, Bryan Hymel returns to the Metropolitan Opera at the onset of the company’s 2014-15 season to sing another Puccini role. The American tenor can be heard in the first cast of La Bohème, which opens on September 23.

Starring in Franco Zeffirelli’s much-loved production, Bryan can be heard opposite Ekaterina Scherbachenko as Mimì. Riccardo Frizza conducts.

Bryan stars in a concert performance of Puccini’s Edgar at Oper Frankfurt

HymeOn February 16 and 18, Bryan Hymel stars as the title character in Edgar at Oper Frankfurt. Singing in a concert performance of Puccini’s second and rarely-performed work, Bryan joins soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, and bass-baritone Kihwan Sim under the baton of Marc Soustrot.

Bryan’s previous operatic engagement this year was another Puccini work, Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera. Of that performance, the New York Observer wrote, “Mr. Hymel walked away with the show. His unorthodox, muscular voice commanded attention from the first conversational phrases, gaining authority as the music became more ardent.… At the end of his ‘Addio’ aria, the audience didn’t even wait for the music to finish before roaring its approval.”

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Bryan Hymel makes his company and role debut in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Anna Bolena

BHLyric Opera of Chicago announced their 2014-15 season today, and with it came the news that Bryan Hymel will make two auspicious debuts this December: In addition to appearing with LOC for the first time, he will make his role debut in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena.

Based on the life and death of Anne Boleyn, Anna Bolena stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the titular Tudor with Bryan as her first love, Lord Percy. John Relyea sings the part of Boleyn’s husband, the manipulative and menacing Henry VIII, and Jamie Barton can be heard as Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour. Patrick Summers conducts the performance, directed by Kevin Newbury. Performances run from December 6 through January 16. For more information, click here. 

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