Bryan Hymel makes emergency debut

The American tenor is singing his first Turiddu tonight in Cavalleria rusticana, the first of three performances at  Covent Garden three times this week.

He also sings Canio in I Pagliacci, replacing the Italian tenor Fabio Sartori who has withdrawn due to a family emergency.



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  • “Super-sub” Hymel strikes again. I vividly remember his stepping into the breach as Énée at the ROH production of Les Troyens five years ago, and he was superb. I really didn’t miss Jonas Kaufmann, whom he’d replaced at short notice, at all.

  • … why the hell people rant and rave about the Turiddu also being the Canio is beyond me. It is, or used to be, common practice.

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