New album release – Danielpour’s Songs of Solitude & War Songs

Thomas Hampson is the baritone soloist on a new recording, featuring Richard Danielpour’s Songs of Solitude and War Songs, along with the orchestral work Toward the Splendid City. War Songs, a song cycle with texts by Walt Whitman, was commissioned by the Nashville Symphony in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

Critical acclaim for Brahms’ Requiem performance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons

“… baritone Thomas Hampson — a model of dignity, vocal presence, and deep investment in the texts that Brahms so lovingly chose and set.”

David Weininger – The Boston Globe


Autumn concerts on the East Coast

Thomas Hampson is the baritone soloist in Brahms’ A German Requiem on October 6, 7 & 8 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of Music Director Andris Nelsons. Soprano Camilla Tilling joins for this concert series, which also features Widmann’s Trauermarsch for piano and orchestra, featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman.

The Dream of Gerontius, Philharmonie Berlin — ‘Apocalyptic’

“Thomas Hampson, rock solid in the parts of Priest and Angel of the Agony … This is where true artistry shows …” (Financial Times)

“Thomas Hampson excels in Mahler” (Seen and Heard International)

After yesterday’s Manon, it was a nice to return to the same venue with such an enlightening concert. Just before his encores, Thomas Hampson addressed the audience saying that it was also special for him to come back to Geneva after so many years …

The Schumann song cycle was presented not as Dichterliebe but as songs from the Lyrischen Intermezzo Buch der Lieder’ after Heine, Hampson specifying that it was closer to Schumann’s original text … the overall characterisation and care for the words were marvels. The long standing partnership between both artists meant that they could find expressive freedom while being attuned to each other …

rbb Mediathek – kulturadio interview mit Thomas Hampson

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Er ist ein weltweit gefragter Opernstar und zugleich einer der profiliertesten Lied-Baritone: Der Amerikaner Thomas Hampson. Ein echter Star im Klassik-Betrieb, den er jedoch durchaus kritisch sieht. Anfang der nächsten Woche ist Thomas Hampson in Berlin zu erleben, mit der Staatskapelle Berlin unter Daniel Barenboim: In dem Oratorium “The Dream of Gerontius” von Edgar Elgar.

‘Thomas Hampson in Geneva’ – RSI Feature

Enjoy the following RSI video interview with Thomas Hampson during his time in Geneva, for his recent recital at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Mahler and Strauss in concert

This month, Thomas Hampson sings works by Mahler and Strauss in concerts at some of Europe’s premiere venues. He performs on September 23 with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and conductor Gustavo Gimeno, on a programme highlighting excerpts from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The OPL will also present Coll’s Mural and Debussy’s La Mer on this concert.

Elgar’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ with the Staatskapelle Berlin

On September 19 & 20, Thomas Hampson and colleagues mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and tenor Toby Spence perform Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, with conductor Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin. The performances, which also feature the Staatsopernchor and Rias Kammerchor, take place at the Philharmonie Berlin, and include an introductory lecture 45 minutes prior to the event. Please note the first performance is now completely sold out, with limited ticket availability available for the second concert.

“The Cellist of Venice” album now available worldwide

Thomas Hampson is featured as the narrator on a new Atlantic Crossing Records release titled “The Cellist of Venice.” The album, which also highlights the talents of cellist Daniel Müller-Schott and writer Kim Maerkl, combines a story about a young musician growing up in Italy with selections from J. S. Bach’s Cello Suites. It is featured as part of Atlantic Crossing’s ‘The Art of Stories and Music’ series.

Salzburg Master Class Highlights

Das Kulturmagazin mit den Moderatoren und Sendungsmachern Erna Cuesta und Franz Zoglauer setzt ein klares Signal für Kulturberichterstattung in Österreich. „Highlights“ zeigt, dass Kultur unterhaltend, bewegend und spannend ist. „Highlights“ ist das Magazin für die großen Themen der Kulturszene, ihrer Trends und frischen Strömungen. Berichte aus dem Theater- und Musikbereich prägen das Format ebenso, wie brisante Hintergrundgeschichten über die „Aufreger“ der Branche. In „Highlights – Das Kulturmagazin“ wird aktuell über Premieren und Festspiele berichtet.

Recitals in Leipzig and Geneva

Thomas Hampson and pianist Wolfram Rieger present two recitals in September, at two of the European continent’s most renowned venues. The duo performs works by Loewe, Schubert, and Schumann on September 9 at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig – please note a limited number of tickets remain for this performance. Check availability at the following link. Hampson and Rieger perform works by Schumann and Mahler on September 13 at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Seating availability for this event is also extremely limited.

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