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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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  • 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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  • 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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