Opera Life w/ Bryan Hymel
Bryan Hymel is a professional opera singer, father, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Praised by The New York Times for his “unflagging stamina and impetuous abandon” during his 2012 Metropolitan Opera debut as Énée in Les Troyens, Bryan Hymel went on to be awarded the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Artist Award for his achievements in the production. He is also the winner of the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for his trio of performances in Les Troyens, Robert le diable, and Rusalka at London’s Royal Opera House. An exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics, his first solo album Héroïque earned Hymel the coveted Georges Thill Prize by the Académie Nationale du Disque Lyrique and the Newcomer of the Year Award from ECHO Klassik. Additional recordings include La Damnation de Faust with Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra, Robert le Diable with Daniel Oren and the Opera di Salerno, as well as DVD recordings of Carmen, Les Troyens, Robert le Diable and Les Vepres Sicillienes all from the Royal Opera House in London.
Bryan and I talked about the realities of a career as an opera singer, starting a family as an opera singer, the psychological challenges of the business, vocal technique, and much more. Please welcome Bryan Hymel.
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