Miroslav Srnka’s SouthPolereturns to the Bayerische Staatsoper this summer, featuring Thomas Hampson in a reprisal of his star portrayal as explorer Roald Amundsen. The sold-out performance takes place on July 5 at the Nationaltheater with the original cast and creative team from its world premiere last winter, including Rolando Villazón as Robert Scott, conductor Kirill Petrenko, and a staging by Hans Neuenfels. Enjoy a trailer for this thrilling production at the following link.
“The star is Thomas Hampson, the veteran baritone is vocally and theatrically convincing in the role of Amundsen.” (TZ.de)
“As Amundsen, Thomas Hampson was a towering presence in every sense. His voice, in stunning form, carried well, and his sense of the dramatic made him a perfect exponent of the Norwegian explorer.” (Opera News)
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.
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