2019/20 Season Highlights
Thomas Hampson begins his 2019/20 season at the Wiener Staatsoper, starring as Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata. Hampson, who carries the title of Kammersänger of the Wiener Staatsoper, will share the stage with Irina Lungu as Violetta, and Charles Castronovo as Alfredo. Giampaolo Bisanti conducts, with performances taking place on September 4, 7, & 10.
Highlights of Hampson’s 2019/20 season include his return to Teatro alla Scala as Altair in Strauss’ Die ägyptische Helena (Nov 6, 9, 12, 15, 17, 20 & 23). At the Opernhaus Zürich, he takes on the role of Jan Vermeer in the world premiere of Stefan Wirth’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, based on the famous portrait study by the Dutch master, Johannes Vermeer (May 24, 28, & Jun 1, 7, 14, 17, 19).
Notable engagements on the concert stage include Schumann’s Dichterliebe with pianist Jan Lisiecki and a concert with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra at the Tsinandali Festival (Sep 13 & 17); Schubert lieder with the Orchester Wiener Akademie at the Brucknerhaus Linz and Musikverein (Oct 9 & Oct 13); a recital with Wolfram Rieger and masterclass at Wigmore Hall (Dec 5 & 6); Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte on tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Feb 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 & 21); and he joins star soprano Angel Blue in concert with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra (March 12).
Thomas Hampson takes his “No Tenors Allowed” program to Provo, Utah, and then to the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires with his son-in-law, bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni (Oct 1 & Oct 4), and he returns to Berlin’s Boulezsaal for his Schubert Week, starting off with a program of Schubert’s Winterreise with Wolfram Rieger (Jan 13, 17, 18). His “Song of America: Beyond Liberty” project continues this season with performances in Tuscon, and Seattle, with pianist Lara Downes (Jan 28 & Jan 31). For more information about Hampson’s season and dates, please visit his Calendar.
Photo: Jiyang Chen