Music alum wins international vocal competition

Bryan Hymel, '01, was the First-Prize Winner of the 2008 Licia Albanese/Puccini Foundation Competition, the 2008 Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition, and the 2008 Giulio Gari Foundation Competition. He is a fourth-year resident artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he has sung Boris in Kat’a Kabanova, Araquil in Massenet’s La Navarraise, Max in Der Freischütz, and Alfredo in La traviata.

In the 2007-2008 season, he sang Luigi in Il tabarro and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with New Orleans Opera, and a New York recital with Michelle DeYoung under the auspices of the George London Foundation (Hymel won the George London Award in 2007). In March of 2008, Mr. Hymel made his Carnegie Hall debut with Opera Orchestra of New York in a gala concert that also featured Renée Fleming, Marcello Giordani, and Dolora Zajick. Read a recent article about Hymel »