The Tucson Desert Song Festival has engaged American tenor Bryan Hymel to serve as Artist-in-Residence for the ninth annual Tucson Desert Song Festival.
A recipient of the 2013 Beverly Sills Award and the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, Bryan Hymel is a frequent guest on the most important opera houses worldwide, having appeared at The Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House in London, Opéra National de Paris, Bavarian State Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera, San Francisco Opera.
His repertoire includes signature roles such as Énée in Les Troyens, 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, Romeo in Roméo et Juliette, Alfredo in La Traviata, Prince in Rusalka, as well as the title roles in Robert le diable, Faust and Don Carlo.
In concert, he has appeared with London Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Nashville Symphony, The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, 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.