Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn will also be recorded by Hampson as part of SFS media’s award-winning Mahler cycle
Hampson to make his Russian debut at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg on May 29, 2007 in the first recital to be performed in the newly rebuilt Mariinsky Theatre
On Friday, May 18, Thomas Hampson will return to Carnegie Hall to perform four songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. This performance will be the first in a tour that also includes concerts in Vienna on May 22 and Prague on May 25. Earlier this month Hampson performed and recorded the songs for the SFS Media label as part of its Grammy-winning Mahler series. Last Sunday in a preview story about his performances in San Francisco, the San Jose Mercury News wrote, “It’s not enough that Thomas Hampson is one of the greatest living baritones, a leading recitalist and opera stage performer. He also is a scholar, co-editor of a critical edition of Mahler songs, and a Web innovator.” The Mahler recording will be finished in September 2007 when Hampson returns to San Francisco to perform and record Mahler’s transcendent Das Lied von der Erde with the orchestra.
Although Hampson is well-known for his extensive Mahler discography, this recording of Des Knaben Wunderhorn marks the first time he will record these songs with orchestra.
Following the San Francisco Symphony tour, Hampson will perform a recital at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. Remarkably, this performance will be Hampson’s Russian debut. He will perform a recital of German lieder followed by American songs with pianist Wolfram Rieger; this will be the first recital to take place in the newly rebuilt Mariinsky Theatre. During June Mr. Hampson will perform recitals in Cologne and Amsterdam, and he will appear in Arabella at the Zurich Opera and in Thaïs at Covent Garden in London.
Thomas Hampson will fill in as a guest host for Terrance McKnight on WQXR this Thursday, November 5, beginning at 7 pm ET. During this hour, Thomas will celebrate the song repertoire, featuring works by Schubert, Mahler, Ives, and many others. Tune in and learn more about Hampson’s guest host hour via WQXR.
PENTATONE continues its American Opera Series with Houston Grand Opera’s world premiere recording of Tarik O’Regan’s The Phoenix (2019), an opera on the life of Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart’s favorite librettist. Da Ponte (1749-1838) was an adventurer, who not only travelled the world, but in a way also through time, living across what seem to be impossible moments of history that never should have aligned in somebody’s life.
The documentary by C Major Entertainment “The Animated Story of Jenny Lind”, in which Thomas Hampson is the narrator, has won this year’s Golden Prague Fesitval’s Performing Arts Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious and acclaimed Performing Arts festival for TV and film, with opera, dance, concerts and documentaries from all over the world. It is also on the Shortlist of potential winners of the Prix Italia.
Thomas Hampson makes his Global Concert Hall debut next month, performing with the Orchester Wiener Akademie under the baton of its founder and musical director Martin Haselböck. The concert, filmed at the Brucknerhouse Linz in August 2020, will be streamed on IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall on Thursday, October 15, beginning at 8 pm Berlin / 2 pm New York. The concert will be available to stream through October 22.
Thomas Hampson returns to the stage this month, with a concert at the Stiftskirche Millstatt, and two performances at the Salzkammergut Classic Festival. Beginning on August 2 in Millstatt, Hampson will perform lieder by Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms with pianist Christian Koch, and the Carinthia Chor Millstatt will sing Carinthian songs under the direction of Bernhard Zlanabitnig.
For the first time ever, audiences around the world will have a special opportunity to watch the Canadian Opera Company’s 2018 world premiere production of Hadrian, in full, online. On Monday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET, in partnership with Montréal Pride Festival, the COC is hosting a free, one-night-only digital stream of the modern grand opera. The Hadrian Watch Party helps kick off one week of virtual Pride events and will feature a live Q&A session with both the composer and celebrated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and librettist Daniel MacIvor, a giant in Canadian theatre.
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