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Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson, America’s foremost baritone, hails from Spokane, Washington. He enjoys a singular international career as an opera singer, recording artist, and “ambassador of song,” maintaining an active interest in research, education, musical outreach, and technology. Hampson who was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Gramophone’s 2013 “Hall of Fame,” has won worldwide recognition for thoughtfully researched and creatively constructed programs as well as recordings that explore the rich repertoire of song in a wide range of styles, languages, and periods. He recently added a new album to his Deutsche Grammophon discography titled Notturno, featuring a curated selection of songs by Richard Strauss. The disc also highlights the talents of Mr Hampson’s longtime pianist and collaborator Wolfram Rieger.

Latest News:

  • 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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  • 03.09.2018 - Thomas Hampson: World Premiere of Hadrian

  • From October 13 - 27, Thomas Hampson sings the title role in the World Premiere of Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian at the Canadian Opera Company, where he's making his company debut. Karita Mattila sings Plotina alongside Isaiah Bell as Antinous, Ambur Braid as Sabina, Ben Heppner as Dinarchus and David Leigh as Turbo. Johannes Debus conducts. For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 14.08.2018 - Bernstein Centennial Concert and more at the Tanglewood Festival

  • Thomas Hampson travels to the Tanglewood Festival this month to celebrate the centennial of his late mentor, Leonard Bernstein, and to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This year, the Tanglewood Festival dedicates their season to the birthday centennial of Leonard Bernstein, who attended and performed at the festival for 50 years. The Bernstein Centennial...

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  • 01.08.2018 - Thomas Hampson: “Song of America: Beyond Liberty” Premiere at the Glimmerglass Festival

  • “At this pivotal time in history, Americas art song literature provides a means of communicating, in the simple beauty of word and music, the truths of a nation born of an ideology whose language celebrates the individual. This language of heart and mind says everything about the culture that created it. And when we sing our own songs, those who hear us will have experienced the best of what...

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