The celebration begins with Hampson’s recital from Mahler’s birth-house in Kaliště, Czech Republic, on July 7 – the date of Mahler’s birth 150 years ago – that will be webcast live on www.medici.tv. The evening’s program features a concert with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Hampson, Anne Sofie von Otter and Marita Sølberg, conducted by Manfred Honeck.
The day-long birthday celebration will be filmed and broadcast by Nordisk Film in cooperation with the Gustav Mahler Society of the Czech Republic, Czech TV, NRK TV, ARTE-France, EuroArts, SVT and The Rest is Music. The webcast will also be available for streaming through www.medici.tv for sixty days following the performance.
JIHLAVA 10.30: Opening of the Gustav Mahler Park with the Mahler Memorial
KALIŠTĚ 14.00: Planting the roses
15:00: Song Recital in Gustav Mahler’s Birthplace Kaliště
Gustav Mahler: Lieder. Thomas Hampson, baritone. Wolfram Rieger, piano.
Live Webcast on www.medici.tv
17.00: Gustav Mahler and field music in Jihlava 1875
Prague Castle Guard and the Czech Police Band
20.15: Mahler Gala – Open Air Concert / Live TV broadcast
GUSTAV MAHLER Totenfeier / Rheinlegendchen / Ging heut’ morgen übers Feld / Urlicht / Ich atmet’ einen Linden Duft / Revelge / Es sungen drei Engel / Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen / Trost im Unglück / Symphony no. 2, Finale
Thomas Hampson – baritone
Anne Sofie von Otter – mezzo-soprano
Marita Solberg – soprano
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Manfred Honeck – conductor
The concert will be broadcast live on television and over the Internet / ARTE (Web TV).
There will also be a DVD of this concert: EuroArts
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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