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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:

  • 28.06.2016 - Thomas Hampson returns to Munich in 'South Pole'

  • Miroslav Srnka’s South Pole returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper this summer, featuring Thomas Hampson in a reprisal of his star portrayal as explorer Roald Amundsen. The sold-out performance takes place on July 5 at the Nationaltheater with the original cast and creative team from its world premiere last winter, including Rolando Villazón as Robert Scott, conductor Kirill Petrenko, and a staging by Hans Neuenfels. Enjoy a trailer for this thrilling production at the following link.
    “The star is Thomas Hampson, the veteran baritone is vocally and theatrically convincing in the role of Amundsen.” (
    “As Amundsen, Thomas Hampson was a towering presence in every sense. His voice, in stunning form, carried well, and his sense of the dramatic made him a perfect exponent of the Norwegian explorer.” (Opera News)

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