Songs from Chicago

Thomas Hampson makes his Cedille Records debut with a program of songs by five composers of the early 20th century associated with the city of Chicago.

Release date: September 14

Thomas Hampson
was simply on fire

In a gripping and powerfully dramatic performance, the celebrated American baritone delivered the kind of impassioned singing that become fearfully scarce in an era with a shortage of great Verdian voices.

Huffington Post

Thomas Hampson dominates La Scala’s stage

Thomas Hampson knows each Lied intimately, speaks the language fluently, and has an impeccable vocal technique and musicality – the magical combination of the greats.

Gramilano
Release date: September 14

Songs from Chicago

Huffington Post

Thomas Hampson
was simply on fire

Gramilano

Thomas Hampson dominates La Scala’s stage

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

America, Come Home

New York Festival of Song

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Online event

Premiering on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 7pm ET and available to view through February 28.

Heidelberger Frühling Music Awards

Heidelberg

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HeidelbergCement

HeidelbergCement

Brigitte Fassbaender, laudation
Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, soprano
Juliane Ruf, piano
Fellows of the Lied Academy

The Heidelberger Frühling Music Awards honors Thomas Hampson’s decades of commitment to Lied. The award is donated by HeidelbergCement, the founding partner of the festival.

Così fan tutte

Florence

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Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Zubin Mehta, conductor

Valentina Naforniţa, Fiordiligi
Gaëlle Arquez, Dorabella
Matthew Swensen, Ferrando
Mattia Olivieri, Guglielmo
Benedetta Torre, Despina
Thomas Hampson, Don Alfonso

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