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Bryan Hymel

Tenor

Biography

Bryan Hymel in action.
Bryan Hymel in Robert le diable, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012

American tenor Bryan Hymel made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 as Don José (Carmen) and has since sung Prince (Rusalka), Aeneas (Les Troyens), the title role of Robert le diable and Henri (Les Vêpres siciliennes) for The Royal Opera. In 2013 he was awarded the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for his performances as Prince, Aeneas and Robert with The Royal Opera.

Hymel grew up in New Orleans and as a child learnt piano and trumpet. He originally planned to become a Broadway conductor until his choir director suggested opera. He went on to study at Loyola University and the Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, and has since sung for the world's leading opera houses. Engagements include Rodolfo (La bohème) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Pinkerton (Madam Butterfly), Aeneas for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Netherlands Opera, Archangel Michael (Jeanne d'Arc) for Salzburg Festival, Pinkerton in the Metropolitan Opera and Don José for Bavarian State Opera and La Scala, Milan.

Alongside his opera performances, Hymel enjoys recital work and regularly performs in concert. He is the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera's 2013 Beverly Sills Award.

Videos

News and features

Verdi’s Les Vêpres siciliennes to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on Monday 18 November

Verdi’s Les Vêpres siciliennes to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on Monday 18 November

13 November 2013

Broadcast of Verdi’s rarely performed grand opera features an all-star cast conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Watch: Les Vêpres siciliennes behind the scenes films

Watch: Les Vêpres siciliennes behind the scenes films

5 November 2013

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

Les Troyens and Die tote Stadt released on DVD

Les Troyens and Die tote Stadt released on DVD

3 October 2013

David McVicar’s epic production of Berlioz's opera stars Olivier Award winning Bryan Hymel.

Ballet and opera stars gather to launch ROH Live Cinema Season 2013/14

Ballet and opera stars gather to launch ROH Live Cinema Season 2013/14

17 September 2013

Carlos Acosta, Bryan Hymel, Antonio Pappano and others celebrate the start of a new season.

BBC Radio 3 Broadcasts confirmed for Autumn/Winter 2013/14

BBC Radio 3 Broadcasts confirmed for Autumn/Winter 2013/14

30 August 2013

Seven Royal Opera performances starring Simon Keenlyside, Karita Mattila, Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann and others. 



Robert le diable released on DVD

Robert le diable released on DVD

24 June 2013

Laurent Pelly's production stars Olivier Award winner Bryan Hymel.

Photos

Bryan Hymel as Robert and Pablo Bemsch as Chevalier / Herald in Robert le diable © ROH / Bill Cooper 2012

Carlos Acosta, Thiago Soares, Marianela Nuñez and Bryan Hymel at the ROH Cinema Season 2013/14 launch © ROH

Bryan Hymel at the ROH Cinema Season 2013/14 launch © ROH

Bryan Hymel as Henri in Les Vêpres siciliennes © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Bryan Hymel as Henri in Les Vêpres siciliennes © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Bryan Hymel as Henri and dancers in Les Vêpres siciliennes © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Erwin Schrott as Procida, Lianna Haroutounian as Helene, Michael Volle as Guy de Monfort and Bryan Hymel as Henri in Les Vêpres siciliennes © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene, Erwin Schrott as Procida and Bryan Hymel as Henri in Les Vêpres siciliennes © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene and Bryan Hymel as Henri in Les Vêpres siciliennes © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Bryan Hymel as Henri in Les Vêpres siciliennes © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Bryan Hymel as Henri and Michael Volle as Guy de Monfort in Les Vêpres siciliennes © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Bryan Hymel as Henri and Michael Volle as Guy de Monfort in Les Vêpres siciliennes © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene and Bryan Hymel as Henri in Les Vêpres siciliennes © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Bryan Hymel as Robert in Robert le diable © ROH / Bill Cooper 2012

Bryan Hymel in Robert le diable, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012

Bryan Hymel as Aeneas in David McVicar's production of Les Troyens. Photo by Bill Cooper © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

Bryan Hymel in Robert le diable © ROH / Bill Cooper

Bryan Hymel and John Relyea in Robert le diable © ROH / Bill Cooper

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Dido and Bryan Hymel as Aeneas in Les Troyens © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

Barbara Senator as Ascanius, Ashley Holland as Panthus, Bryan Hymel as Aeneas and Fabio Capitanucci as Coroebus in Les Troyens © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

Eva-Maria Westbroek as Dido, Bryan Hymel as Aeneas and Barbara Senator as Ascanius in Les Troyens © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

Robert le diable Sitzprobe ©ROH 212

Bryan Hymel

Bryan Hymel as Robert in Robert le diable © ROH / Bill Cooper 2012

Bryan Hymel as the Prince and Lang as Foreign Princess in Rusalka. ©Clive Barda/ROH 2012