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Performer: Bryan Hymel

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ZürichI vespri sicilianiNew production

I vespri siciliani
Verdi: Les Vêpres siciliennes (I vespri siciliani)
Fabio Luisi; Calixto Bieito; Zurich Opera; Aída-Leonor Guardia; Ingo Krügler; Quinn Kelsey; Bryan Hymel

ZürichI vespri siciliani

I vespri siciliani
Verdi: Les Vêpres siciliennes (I vespri siciliani)
Fabio Luisi; Calixto Bieito; Zurich Opera; Aída-Leonor Guardia; Ingo Krügler; Quinn Kelsey; Bryan Hymel
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Garanča glows in The Met's Damnation de Faust

Elīna Garanča © Ken Howard | Met Opera
Edward Gardner's conducting brings out the nuances of Berlioz's complex score, but The Met's concert staging lacks theatrical thrust.
***11
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Carmen minus charisma: a limp revival of Kosky's production

Jacquelyn Stucker (Frasquita), Anaïk Morel (Carmen), Hongni Wu (Mercédès) and dancers © ROH | Bill Cooper
Barrie Kosky's divisive production returns to The Royal Opera but has lost its zing. 
**111
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Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills

Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia) and Byran Hymel (Turiddu) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
After its Christmas break, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci return to the Royal Opera in Daminano Michieletto's arresting production. 
****1
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Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag

Simon Keenlyside (Tonio), Bryan Hymel (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Even stronger than first time round, Michieletto's impressive staging is complemented by an outstanding double role debut from Hymel and a heartbreaking Santuzza from Elīna Garanča.
*****
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Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns

Michael Volle (Montfort) and Bryan Hymel (Henri) © ROH | Bill Cooper
A mural depicting Etna erupting is the only hint of Sicily in Stefan Herheim’s opulent staging, returning to Covent Garden for the first time since the Royal Opera’s Verdi bicentenary celebrations in 2013. 
****1
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