Now it’s personal: Bryan Hymel cancels the Met

Now it’s personal: Bryan Hymel cancels the Met


norman lebrecht

February 13, 2019

From the Gelb feed:

The American tenor, 39, had a hard run of cancellations last year. Last month in Paris he pulled out of Les Troyens ‘for family reasons’.



  • corkee says:

    Hymel is American, not Canadian.

  • Caravaggio says:

    The writing has been on the wall for a while, in bright, pulsating neon.

  • Jason Cantanaro says:

    I wonder what is really going on with Mr. Hymel. He has cancelled many engagements in recent seasons. I wanted to see him in this Rigoletto at the Met, but held off buying a ticket in case he cancelled. I am glad I didn’t buy ticket for it. At any rate, I wish him well and hope his “personal reasons” get better quickly.

  • John Rook says:

    Are his personal reasons ‘I don’t want to sing anymore’?

  • Cantantelirico says:

    There has to be a larger world wide pool of tenors who can sing the Duke. I wouldn’t let one of those three tenors listed in the announcement paint my kitchen.