Tenor Bryan Hymel, a New Orleans native and a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and Loyola University, New Orleans, is the winner of the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera. He regularly performs on all major stages such as the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, National Opéra de Paris, The Royal Opera House in London, and Vienna Staatsopera. Bryan is an exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics.
Soprano Irini Kyriakidou started her musical studies at the Maria Callas Conservatory in Athens, Greece. She is a graduate of the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera. She has appeared at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Teatro La Fenice, Zurich Opera, the Greek National Opera, New Orleans Opera as well as the Ravenna Festival under the baton of Riccardo Muti. Along with her husband, Bryan Hymel, she has sung at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman, Smetana Hall in Prague and at the Theatre des Champs Elyséé in Paris. She is also featured in Bryan’s debut album “Heroique”.