Bryan joined AVA as Vice-President of Global and Artistic Outreach in 2018. A graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts, he finished his studies in 2008. That same year he made his Carneige Hall debut and went on to sing at the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Scala, Paris Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Bayerische Staasopera, as well as many other opera houses around the world.
Praised by The New York Times for his “unflagging stamina and impetuous abandon” during his 2012 Metropolitan Opera debut as Énée in Les Troyens, Bryan Hymel went on to be awarded the Metropolitan Opera’s Beverly Sills Artist Award for his achievements in the production. He is also the winner of the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for his trio of performances in Les Troyens, Robert le diable, and Rusalka at London’s Royal Opera House. An exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics, his irst solo album Héroïque earned Hymel the coveted Georges Thill Prize by the Académie Nationale du Disque Lyrique and the Newcomer of the Year Award from ECHO Klassik. Additional recordings include La Damnation de Faust with Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra, Robert le Diable with Daniel Oren and the Opera di Salerno, as well as DVD recordings of Carmen, Les Troyens, Robert le Diable and Les Vepres Sicillienes all from the Rolyal Opera House in London.
While still studying at AVA, this New Orleans native was the First Prize Winner of the 2009 Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition, the 2008 Licia Albanese/Puccini Foundation Competition, the 2008 Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition, and the 2008 Giulio Gari Foundation Competition. He was a grand finalist in the 2000 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions at the age of 20. Bryan is most grateful to Susan B. Olde, OBE for creating a fellowship and travel fund in his name which helps AVA singers study abroad during their summers while a student at AVA.