Leonardo Caimi Replaces Bryan Hymel In Munich

By Francisco Salazar

Bryan Hymel has canceled his second performance of Verdi’s “Les Vêpres Siciliennes.”

The Bayerische Staatsoper announced via Twitter that due to illness Hymel would not be able to perform.

As a result, Leonardo Caimi will fill-in as Henri singing his first fully staged performance of the work in Munich.

During the opening night performance of the production, Hymel lost his voice and Caimi was forced to sing while Hymel acted the fifth act.

Caimi recently performed “Les Vêpres” at the Oper Frankfurt and is currently starring in a new production of “Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci” at La Monnaie. He is also scheduled to perform “Tosca” at the Polish National Opera and “Turandot” at the Teatro Municipal de Chile.

Hymel is still scheduled to perform the final two performances of “Les Vêpres” alongside Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Erwin Schrott. The opera is also scheduled to return for the Munich Opera Festival in July for two performances with Hymel. Omer Meir Wellber conducts the full run.