This month, Thomas Hampson will make appearances at the Munich Opera Festival in Puccini’s Tosca, and he will perform a recital with his longtime colleague, pianist Wolfram Rieger, in Toblach.
Beginning the month, Hampson will sing Scarpia, a seasoned role for him, at the National Theater with the Bavarian State Opera. Performances are July 9 and July 13, with Marco Armiliato at the podium, and direction by Luc Bondy. Hampson will share the stage with an esteemed roster of singers including Angela Gheorghiu as Tosca, Joseph Calleja as Cavaradossi, Alexander Milev as Angelotti, Kristof Klorek as A Sacristan, Kevin Conners as Spoletta, Christian Rieger as Sciarrone, and Oleg Davydov as the prison guard.
Thomas Hampson is featured as Scarpia on an album of Tosca at the Opernhaus Zurich; purchase links and additional details can be found via his Recordings.
On July 16 at the Kulturzentrum Grand Hotel, Hampson will perform a program of Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with pianist Wolfram Rieger. Regarded as a champion of Mahler’s music, Hampson and Rieger both received the Hugo-Wolf-Medal from the International Hugo-Wolf-Academy for their outstanding achievements in the art of song interpretation.
Enjoy this video of Thomas Hampson discussing Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn:
Thomas Hampson travels to Vienna to sing Scarpia from Puccini’s Tosca at the Wiener Staatsoper. This timeless and classic production by Margarethe Wallmann features a star-studded cast including Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role and Piotr Beczala making his role debut as Cavaradossi. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston, Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni will perform their “No Tenors Allowed” concert on February 1 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Prior to this engagement, Mr. Hampson will work with voice students from Manhattan School of Music in a masterclass on January 30.
Expanding on the Schubert Weekend that took place in January 2018, Thomas Hampson returns to the Pierre Boulez Saal for Schubert Week, curated completely by Hampson himself. Kicking off the week will be an all-Schubert recital with Hampson and his longtime collaborator Wolfram Rieger, followed by workshops and a final concert presented to the public with singers from the Festival Akademie of the Heidelberger Frühling.
Thomas Hampson kicks off the new year returning to Illinois to perform a series of concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and teach a masterclass at Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music. These engagements mark Mr. Hampson’s return to Chicago since the release of his debut album with Cedille Records, “Songs from Chicago”, an album featuring songs by early mid-twentieth-century composers from Chicago.
Thomas Hampson travels to the Middle East for concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Under the baton of Vasily Petrenko, he will join the ensemble for nine concerts and perform a recital with Polish pianist Maciej Pikulski.
The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood spotlighted Leonard Bernstein’s wide-ranging talents as a composer, his many gifts as a great interpreter and champion of other composers, and his role as inspiration for a new generation of musicians and music lovers across the country and around the globe. This gala concert featured a kaleidoscopic array of artists and ensembles from the worlds of classical music, film, and Broadway, like Mr. Hampson, Audra McDonald, Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, Nadine Sierra, Susan Graham and Isabel Leonard among others.
In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.