This recital, Héroïque, is tenor Bryan Hymel’s first studio recording for Warner Classics.
This recital, Héroïque, is tenor Bryan Hymel’s first studio recording for Warner Classics. Its imaginatively conceived programme showcases him in repertoire that he has made his own on stages such as the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden and the Bavarian State Opera: opera in French that demands a thrilling heroism in both voice and style – and a top register of outstanding brilliance, since the album offers a grand total of 19 top C’s. On the world's great stages, Hymel has gone from Don José in Carmen to Enée in Berlioz’s Les Troyens, the title role in Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable, Henri in Verdi’s Les Vêpres siciliennes and Arnold in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell.
The Times: “A Héroïque performance from a tenor on the up... The voice is strong, tightly-focused, darkly coloured and unusually even across all registers... Hymel undoubtedly casts a powerful spell.”
"A stunning disc of French opera arias cements American tenor Bryan Hymel's place among today's stars...It’s as though three tenors – lyric, dramatic and Heldentenor – coexisted within a single body. […]He’s fast approaching the point where only Jonas Kaufmann stands in his way." -Sinfini