Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni head to Austria and the United States for their successful “No Tenors Allowed” concerts this August.
Beginning August 4, the duo will perform at the Wolkenturm in Austria under the direction of Manfred Honeck with the European Union Youth Orchestra. The program will include famous arias and duets from Bellini, Verdi, Rossini and Mozart, as well as Strauss’ stunning Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, and Respighi’s symphonic poem Pines of Rome performed by the Youth Orchestra.
Shortly after, Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni will travel to Ravinia. Hampson will host a masterclass at Bennett Gordon Hall on August 6 for the Ravinia Steans Music Institute singers.
On August 7, Thomas and Luca will perform their “No Tenors Allowed” concert at the Martin Theatre. They will share the stage with pianist Kevin Murphy, in a program of popular songs, arias, and duets from Mozart, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Gounod, Verdi, Bellini, Arien, Porter, Berlin, and Borodin.
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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.
On November 18 & 19, Hampson and the ensemble will perform Britten’s War Requiem at the Musikverein Wien. This harrowing work interweaves Latin mass text and text by Wilfred Owen accompanied by the Wiener Sängerknaben and Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien. Hampson shares the stage with star soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, and tenor Werner Güra.
More information and tickets are available via the Calendar page.
Thomas Hampson makes his highly anticipated debut with the Canadian Opera Company in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian. Hampson sings the title role in this epic love story, based on the life of the Roman emperor Hadrian, with libretto by Daniel MacIvor. Led by Johannes Debus, the monumental production by Peter Hinton will open the COC’s 68th season beginning October 13 through October 27.
Thomas Hampson travels to the Tanglewood Festival this month to celebrate the centennial of his late mentor, Leonard Bernstein, and to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
“At this pivotal time in history, Americas art song literature provides a means of communicating, in the simple beauty of word and music, the truths of a nation born of an ideology whose language celebrates the individual. This language of heart and mind says everything about the culture that created it. And when we sing our own songs, those who hear us will have experienced the best of what freedom of thought and purpose can achieve in the creation of great art.” -Thomas Hampson
In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.