Bryan Hymel
Tenor

Season 18/19 Artist
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Bryan Hymel made his debut at London’s Covent Garden and Milan’s La Scala in 2010 (as Don José in Carmen). In 2011, he appeared at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich for the first time (as Ismaele in Nabucco) and in 2012 he made his debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera (as Aeneas in Les Troyens). In the seasons which followed, he returned to Covent Garden for Rusalka, Les Troyens, Robert le diable, I Vespri Siciliani, Carmen, and Don Carlo and to the Metropolitan Opera for Madama Butterfly, La Bohème and Guillaume Tell. He made his debut at the Vienna Staatsoper, English National Opera and the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto in the role of Pinkerton, and at the Amsterdam National Opera and the San Francisco Opera in Les Troyens. He then appeared at the Frankfurt Opera in the title role of Puccini's Edgar, the Teatro Municipale, Salerno in Robert le Diable, the Dresden Semperoper in Der Rosenkavalier (the Italian Singer), and the Grand Opera in Houston in La Traviata (Alfredo). He sang the title role of Faust at the Santa Fe Opera, and then performed at the Chicago Opera in Anna Bolena (Lord Percy), the Washington Opera and La Scala in Carmen, the Paris Opera in La Damnation de Faust, and Berlin’s Deutsche Oper in Rigoletto (the Duke of Mantua).
He also played Arnold in Guillaume Tell at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Bryan Hymel also performs in concert (Verdi’s Requiem with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and with Donald Runnicles at the Edinburgh Festival, Walter Braunfels’ Jeanne d’Arc at the Salzburg Festival, Berlioz’s Requiem with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Milan’s La Scala under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, and La Damnation de Faust with the London Symphony Orchestra).
He recently played Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and appeared in Roméo et Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera. He sang the role of Pinkerton at the 2016 Chorégies d’Orange, and again for his debut performance at La Scala in Milan and then a concert version at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
At the Paris Opera, he has appeared as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata and Don José in Carmen. In 2013, Bryan Hymel received the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for Les Troyens, Robert le Diable and Rusalka at London’s Royal Opera House. He has won numerous competitions, including the Top Prize at the Gerda Lissner Foundation (2009) and first prizes at the Licia Albanese/Puccini Foundation Competition (2008), the Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition (2008) and the Giulio Gari Foundation competition (2008). He was also a grand finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in 2000. His first solo album, Héroïque, received the Prix Georges Thill from the Académie du Disque Lyrique and the Echo Klassik “Newcomer of the Year Award”.

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Career history

Born in New Orleans (USA) Loyola University of New Orleans Merola Opera Programme at San Francisco Opera Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts

Distinctions

Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2000) Winner of the Licia Albanese/Puccini Foundation competition (2008) Winner of the Loren Zachary competition (2008) Metropolitan Opera Beverly Sills Award (2012) Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for Les Troyens, Robert le Diable and Rusalka at Covent Garden (2013)