Top tenor withdraws ‘for period of rest’

Top tenor withdraws ‘for period of rest’


norman lebrecht

July 09, 2015

The US tenor Bryan Hymel has pulled out of six performances of Rigoletto in Santa Fe next month.

bryan hymel


He says his doctors have advised ‘a period of rest to deal with the exhaustion caused from a heavy performance schedule this past season.’

He is to be replaced by Bruce Sledge.


  • Theodore McGuiver says:

    Considering he hasn’t been on the scene that long this is a bad sign.

    • B. Hagelauer says:

      Whatever. It’s a stressful life and singers are not machines. I wish him all the best. Maybe it’s a good sign that he is learning to take care of himself and take a break when he really needs one.

  • Marg says:

    Im sorry to hear this and agree with previous comments. He does big roles, but he is young and new on the scene – good he is taking doctors advice and having a break rather than soldiering on. I wish him the very best.

  • Susan Jordan says:

    Hopefully he will mend quickly. It’s a remarkable voice, without a doubt. It’s also a tough profession. Wishing him the best.