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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.

Latest News:

  • 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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  • 28.04.2019 - Thomas Hampson triumphs in "The Phoenix" premiere

  • "The cast is exemplary, with the added frisson of legendary superstar baritone Thomas Hampson as Da Ponte. Who wouldn't want him in their world premiere? He has a rogue's presence, a pro's assurance, and that molten voice that caresses and etches space. You immediately know you're in the presence of someone special." Houston Press "In the sprawling role of the elder Da Ponte — an almost-constant...

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  • 21.04.2019 - Thomas Hampson: May concerts

  • On May 16 and 17, Thomas Hampson joins Mariss Jansons at Munich's Herkulessaal to perform Weill's Four Walt Whitman Songs, in a program that also includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Respighi's Pini di Roma. They perform this same program at the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg on May 18. Finally, on May 26 at the Philharmonie Berlin, Vladimir Jurowski leads the...

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  • 18.03.2019 - Thomas Hampson: The Phoenix World premiere at HGO

  • From April 26 - May 10 at the Houston Grand Opera, Thomas Hampson stars in The Phoenix as Lorenzo Da Ponte and is joined by Luca Pisaroni and Rihab Chaieb in the world premiere by composer Tarik O’Regan. Patrick Summers, conducts. He will also sing two No Tenors Allowed concerts with Luca Pisaroni in Toronto on April 30 and Santa Fe on May 2.

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  • 18.02.2019 - Thomas Hampson: March performances

  • Thomas Hampson starts the month with a Song of America concert in Spokane on March 1, before traveling to Japan to join Angela Gheorghiu for an Opera evening at Suntory Hall on March 6. On March 9 and 10 he returns to the US to sing Daugherty's Letters from Lincoln in Reno before traveling to Heidelberg for his annual appearance at the Lied Academy on March...

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