Thomas Hampson stars in ‘South Pole’ at the Bayerische Staatsoper

On January 18, 21 & 23, Thomas Hampson reprises the role of Roald Amundsen in Srnka’s South Pole at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper. Mr. Hampson won tremendous international acclaim for his creation of the role in the world premiere:

“The star is Thomas Hampson, the veteran baritone is vocally and theatrically convincing in the role of Amundsen.” (

“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)
Conductor Kirill Petrenko leads from the pit for this staging by Hans Neuenfels. Enjoy the video trailer for this thrilling production at the following link.