On March 6, Thomas Hampson returns to Tokyo for a special concert with superstar soprano Angela Gheorghiu and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Suntory Hall. Under the baton of Eugene Kohn, Ms. Gheorghiu and Mr. Hampson perform beloved operatic arias and duets by Bizet, Verdi, Lehár, and more. Hampson and Ms. Gheorghiu have previously collaborated on a number of critically acclaimed records including Verdi’s Il trovatore, Bizet’s Carmen, and Massenet’s Werther. More information is available via Hampson’s Recordings.

Program:

Bizet: “Habanera”, Carmen
Verdi: “Credo in un Dio crudel”, Otello
Verdi: “Orfanella, il tetto umile…Figlia, al tal nome”, Simon Boccanegra
Puccini: “Vissi d’arte vissi d’amore”, Tosca
Leoncavallo: “Nedda! Silvio!…E allor, perché”, I Pagliacci
Loewe: “I Could Have Danced All Night”, My Fair Lady
Lehár: “Lippen schweigen”, The Merry Widow, and others.

 

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