“Hampson is a genius with words as well, but selections really explored the plush and confident legato phrasing that remains at the core of his arsenal. While his voice had a forceful potency in the “Hai già vinta la cuasa,” which he kicked off as Pisaroni was walking offstage, there was a gentle quality in “Deh vieni all finestra,” amplified by the repetition of the aria being sung with the softest fil di voce. All the while, he looked up into the balcony of Jordan Hall, seemingly singing to someone. It was enchanting.”

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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