Nice to see the plaudits for Bryan Hymel on his Met debut at rather short notice. I've seen him four times - the Prince in Rusalka twice, first near Wexford (on a makeshift set in a big tent with uncomfortable seating while the Opera House was being rebuilt), later at Covent Garden. Also at CG, he was Aeneas in David McVicar's Troyens, and more recently in Meyerbeer's rather fusty Robert le diable (replacing Jonas Kaufmann). All pretty strenuous roles, but he just sailed through all of them. The nearest comparator that I can think of is Robert Dean Smith.

Somewhere recently someone stated that Hymel's surname is pronounced "Eemel" Was that how it sounded at the Met HD event?