Bryan Hymel

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After making his debut at New Orleans Opera, Bryan Hymel made his European debut in 2007 at the Wexford Festival as the Prince in Rusalka. In 2010, he made his debut at Covent Garden, London and La Scala, Milan as Don José in Carmen, in 2011 at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Ismaele in Nabucco) and in 2012 at the Metropolitan Opera, New York (Aeneas in Les Troyens). During the following seasons, he returned to Covent Garden for Rusalka, Les Troyens, Robert le Diable and I Vespri Siciliani and to the Metropolitan Opera for Madama Butterfly. He made his debut at the Vienna Staatsoper, English National Opera and the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto in the role of Pinkerton, at the Amsterdam National Opera in Les Troyens, at Frankfurt Opera in the title role of Puccini's Edgar, at the Teatro Municipale, Salerno in Robert le Diable, at the Dresden Semperoper in Der Rosenkavalier (the Italian Singer), at Houston Grand Opera in La Traviata (Alfredo), and at Santa Fe Opera in the title role of Faust, also appearing as Arnold in Guillaume Tell at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich. He sang Rodolfo in La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera in Franco Zeffirelli's production, and Lord Percy in Anna Bolena for his debut at Chicago Opera. He is making his debut at San Francisco Opera as Aeneas in 2015.

Career history

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


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)