“With their rich, lyrical voices and acting abilities showcased by simple, effective staging, the duo transformed what looked to be a traditional recital into an attractive set of dramatic musical performances. Hampson and Pisaroni make a delightful pair…

In “O Vaterland” from Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Hampson mused upon how drink and love affairs can make one forget one’s patriotism. The singers’ fervent melodies in “And this is my beloved” from Robert Wright and George Forrest’s Kismet ebbed and flowed beautifully. So did Hampson’s rendition of Haydn Wood and Frederick Weatherly’s “Roses of Picardy,” which managed to flower even in its soft, breathy phrases.”

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In song, you have one of the most amazing diaries of any generation’s culture at a given time.

Thomas Hampson