(New Orleans, Louisiana)
2019–20 Season: Romeo, Romeo and Juliet
Tenor Bryan Hymel returns to San Francisco Opera for the first time, since his Company debut as Énée in Les Troyens in 2015, in his role debut as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. A recipient of the 2013 Beverly Sills Artist Award and the 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, Bryan Hymel is a frequent guest at the most important opera houses worldwide, having appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, Bavarian State Opera, Milan's Teatro alla Scala, and Vienna State Opera.
His repertoire includes signature roles such as Énée, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Don José in Carmen, Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Faust in La Damnation de Faust, Henri in Les Vêpres Siciliennes, Arnold in Guillaume Tell, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Alfredo in La Traviata, Prince in Rusalka, as well as the title roles of Robert le Diable, Faust, and Don Carlo. In concert, he has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Nashville Symphony, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, and PKF - Prague Philharmonia.
Hymel studied at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia under Bill Schuman and was a participant in San Francisco Opera Center's Merola Program.