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Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson, America’s foremost baritone, has received international honors and awards for his captivating artistry and cultural leadership. Lauded as a Metropolitan Opera Guild “Met Mastersinger” and inducted into both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Gramophone’s “Hall of Fame,” Hampson is one of the most respected and innovative musicians of our time. With an operatic repertoire of over 80 roles sung in all the major theaters of the world, his discography comprises more than 170 albums, which include multiple nominations and winners of the Grammy Award, Edison Award, and the Grand Prix du Disque. He received the 2009 Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, and was appointed the New York Philharmonic’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence. In 2010, he was honored with a Living Legend Award by the Library of Congress, where he has served as Special Advisor to the Study and Performance of Music in America. Furthermore, he has received the famed Concertgebouw Prize.

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  • 18.11.2019 - Thomas Hampson: Recitals and master classes

  • On December 5, Thomas Hampson sings a recital at Wigmore Hall with pianist Wolfram Rieger, followed by a masterclass on December 6. They then travel to Berlin to perform Schubert's Winterreise at the Boulez Saal on January 13, in which on January 17 and 18 he teaches a public workshop as part of the Schubert Week. Afterwards, he joins Andreas Ottensamer, Ray...

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  • 07.10.2019 - Thomas Hampson: Die Ägyptische Helena in Milan

  • From November 6 - 23, Thomas Hampson performs at Teatro alla Scala, singing the role of Altair is Strauss' Die Ägyptische Helena. Conductor Franz Welser-Möst leads the performances, with Ricarda Merbeth in the title role, Andreas Schager as Menalas, Eva Mei as Aithra and Attilio Glaser as Da -Ud.

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  • 23.09.2019 - Thomas Hampson: No Tenors allowed and Schubert Lieder

  • Thomas Hampson starts the month with two No Tenors Allowed concerts with Luca Pisaroni, on October 1 in Provo, Utah, and on October 4 in Buenos Aires. Aftwards he returns to Europe for two Schubert Lieder concerts, on October 9 at the Brucknerhaus Linz, and on October 13 at Vienna's Musikverein.

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  • 12.08.2019 - Thomas Hampson: September engagements

  • On September 4, 7 and 10, Thomas Hampson sings Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata at the Wiener Staatsoper, with Irina Lungu as Violetta Valéry and Charles Castronovo as Alfredo Germont. Giampaolo Bisanti conducts. He then travels to Tsindali to sing a recital with pianist Jan Lisiecki on September 13 and a Mozart aria concert on September 17. To wrap...

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  • 20.05.2019 - Thomas Hampson: Summer concerts

  • This summer, Thomas Hampson travels from Japan to Germany to the US in an exciting string of performances in which he joins musicians such as conductors Pablo Heras-Casado and Kirill Petrenko, baritone Luca Pisaroni and pianists Wolfram Rieger and Lara Downes. For a full list of his summer performances, expanding until August 18, check his calendar.

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  • 28.04.2019 - Thomas Hampson: “We Make The Human Experience Audible”

  • The American-born, Austria-living baritone is currently in Houston, having just opened The Phoenix by composer Tarik O’Regan and librettist John Caird, playing the role of the elder Lorenzo Da Ponte to bass baritone (and real-life son-in-law) Luca Pisaroni’s junior. The project marks the second world premiere Hampson has been part of this season alone, having performed as...

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