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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:

  • 01.09.2011 - “Heart of a Soldier” opens this Saturday at San Francisco Opera

  • Preparations for the world premiere of “Heart of a Soldier” at San Francisco Opera continue as the company gears up for opening night on Saturday, September 10. The new opera by composer Christopher Theofanidis, featuring a libretto by Donna Di Novelli, adapted from James B. Stewart’s 2002 book and directed by Francesca Zambello, features Hampson in the role of Rick Rescorla, the real-life hero who died in the 9/11 tragedy after saving the lives of more than 2700 Morgan Stanley employees. Cori Ellison writes about “Heart of a Soldier” in a recent feature in the New York Times

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