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Thomas Hampson's June engagements include Beethoven’s Egmont in Vienna, Kurt Weill's Four Walt Whitman Songs in Zaragoza and Madrid, his annual participation at the Heidelberg Academy and a concert in Vilnius.

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Nixon in China available on Medici

Thomas Hampson stars as Richard Nixon in John Adams' Nixon in China at the Opéra Bastille opposite Renée Fleming as Pat Nixon, and Gustavo Dudamel on the podium. Available until April 16, 2028.

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Biography

Thomas Hampson, America’s foremost baritone, hails from Spokane, Washington. He has received many honors and awards for his probing artistry and cultural leadership. 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. Comprising more than 150 albums, his discography includes winners of a Grammy Award, five Edison Awards, and the Grand Prix du Disque. Through the Hampsong Foundation which he founded in 2003 he employs the art of song to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding.

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Song of America- Beyond Liberty

Guiding audiences through centuries of stories using personal anecdotes, historical monologues, and readings of his favorite poetry, Thomas Hampson shares in celebrating America’s history of song with audiences of all ages.

Developed with stage director Francesca Zambello and writer Royce Vavrek, the Song of America: Beyond Liberty tour will travel to all 50 states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

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Philanthropy

Thomas Hampson 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.

Through the Hampsong Foundation, which he founded in 2003, he employs the art of song to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding.

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Mentorship

Working with premiere international venues, festivals, and schools, Thomas Hampson is guiding the next generation of young artists through in-person master classes, distance learning, workshops, seminars, and collaborative performances.

Annual engagements include events at the Heidelberger Frühling (Heidelberg Spring Music Festival), Manhattan School of Music, and Berlin's Boulez Saal.

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See Thomas Live

Liedakademie: Public master classes

Heidelberg

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Eugen-Biser-Saal (Haus der Begegnung)

The public master class will be broadcast via livestream on the websiteFacebook and YouTube.

For the sake of love – Brahms as a song composer

Heidelberg

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Aula of Alte Universität Heidelberg

Thomas Hampson talks about what makes Brahms a song composer, how he treats the voice and uses the piano – and how his songs convey a profoundly humane message.

Liedakademie: Thomas’ Playlist

Heidelberg

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Eugen-Biser-Saal (Haus der Begegnung)

In this listening session, Thomas Hampson immerses the audience in recordings of outstanding song interpreters of the last 100 years.

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