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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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  • 27.09.2012 - America’s Leading Baritone and Ambassador of Song Bows on Stages from Akron to Vienna, with Music from Adamo to Verdi

  • On the heels of a summer season that took him from Prague and Salzburg to Tel Aviv, Santa Fe, Germany, and Croatia, Thomas Hampson heads into the 2012-13 season with a portfolio of exciting destinations and repertoire to match. The great American baritone performs at such storied opera houses as the Vienna State Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, London’s Royal Opera House, and Zurich Opera – as well as the Metropolitan Opera, where he will make his second consecutive company role debut in as many seasons, portraying the treacherous Iago in Verdi’s Otello. Equally busy on the concert stage, he will sing with the world’s great orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Hailed as the ambassador of American song, Hampson will also present recitals in major music capitals both at home and abroad – from Vienna, Munich, and Basel to San Francisco, Boston, and New York – and will give audiences in several of those cities the opportunity to hear new works commissioned for him by composers Michael Hersch and Mark Adamo.

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