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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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  • 18.02.2019 - 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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  • 14.01.2019 - Thomas Hampson: Scarpia in Vienna

  • After a "No Tenors Allowed" concert on February 1 in Boston, Thomas Hampson travels to Vienna to sing Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca from February 7 - 17. Sondra Radvanovsky stars in the title role and Piotr Beczała sings Cavaradossi. Marco Armiliato conducts. On February 24 he sings Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn at Vienna's Musikverein.

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  • 17.12.2018 - Thomas Hampson: January 2019 performances

  • This upcoming year, Thomas Hampson travels to Chicago to sing three concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on January 10, 11 and 12. This concert is part of his Songs of Chicago tour. On January 14 and 30 he teaches two masterclasses, the former at Northwestern Evanston, IL, and the latter at Manhattan School of Music. This masterclass will be livecast via...

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  • 21.10.2018 - Thomas Hampson: Concert and recitals in November and December

  • Thomas Hampson stars the month in Vienna, where on November 4 and 6 he sings a concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus, featuring Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’Été with conductor Philippe Jordan. On November 18 and 19, he sings at the Musikverein, where he’s the baritone soloist in Britten’s War Requiem, with Adrienne Pieczonka and Werner Güra as the...

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  • 14.10.2018 - Thomas Hampson: Critical acclaim for Rufus Wainright’s Hadrian (World Premiere)

  • "In the title role, Thomas Hampson is stellar. His strong body, handsome face, and kind smile is suited perfectly to the beloved Emperor. He plays his Hadrian as proper, reserved, and polite yet with this undercurrent of charisma roiling beneath the surface. The singing is outstanding. Often skirting the line between operatic and musical theatre production (similar to Wainwright's score), Hampson...

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  • 09.10.2018 - Operawire Artist Of The Week: Thomas Hampson

  • Legendary Baritone World Premieres ‘Hadrian’ Thomas Hampson has long been one of the greatest opera singers of his generation singing in all the great opera houses in the world and interpreting some of the most iconic roles in the art form. He has also been recognized as a great recitalist showing great enthusiasm for the American Songbook and a big proponent of Mahler’s music in...

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