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Mahler’s ‘Rückert Lieder’ with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin


On May 26, Thomas Hampson joins the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin to sing Mahler’s lyrical Rückert Lieder. A champion of Mahler’s music, Hampson has described his song cycles as dialogues between the singer and orchestra or pianist, rather than just sung melody and accompaniment.

Kurt Weill’s ‘Four Walt Whitman Songs’ with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks


Thomas Hampson joins the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks to perform one of his signature works, Kurt Weill’s Four Walt Whitman Songs. Under the baton of Mariss Jansons, the concerts will take place on May 16 & 17 at the Herkulessaal in Munich, and on May 18 at the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg. Also on the program, Jansons will lead the orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, and Respighi’s Pini di Roma.

KHFM – ‘No Tenors Allowed’ interview with Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni


Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni talk to Brent Stevens at KHFM Classical Public Radio about their upcoming performance of “No Tenors Allowed” in Santa Fe.

The performance will be at 7:30 PM on May 2 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

‘No Tenors Allowed’ in Toronto and Santa Fe


This spring, Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni bring their ‘No Tenors Allowed’ program to Toronto and Santa Fe. Beginning in Toronto at Koerner Hall on April 30, they will perform highlights from the operatic repertoire, greatest hits from Broadway musicals, and timeless classical and popular songs, accompanied by pianist Vlad Iftinca. Their second performance will take place on May 2 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.

World premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s ‘The Phoenix’ at Houston Grand Opera


This month marks the world premiere of composer Tarik O’Regan’s The Phoenix, starring Thomas Hampson in his greatly anticipated debut and Luca Pisaroni at the Houston Grand Opera. This will be Hampson’s second world premiere of the 2018-19 season, previously starring in the title role of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian at the Canadian Opera Company. Hampson and Pisaroni play the different ages of Lorenzo Da Ponte as a group of singing actors come together to create a stage adaptation about the colorful life of the scandalous librettist that created the stories of Don GiovanniCosì fan tutte, and The Marriage of Figaro.

Opera workshop in Waiblingen


From September 23 – 28, Thomas Hampson and Melanie Diener, worldwide acclaimed soprano from Waiblingen, teach – for the first time in 2019 – an opera workshop at the Bürgerzentrum Waiblingen to outstanding singers of the new generation.

Heidelberg Lied Academy 2019


After his curated Schubert Week at Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal this past January, Thomas Hampson returns to the Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg to lead the Heidelberg Lied Academy from March 21-24. As artistic director, Hampson and fellow renowned mentors and pianists, Hartmut Höll and Ammiel Bushakevitz, will work with the Lied Academy Scholars in public and private masterclasses, with the scholars performing a final concert on March 24.

Michael Daugherty’s ‘Letters from Lincoln’ with the Reno Phil Orchestra


Thomas Hampson sings with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra on March 9 & 10, part of the Classix Series: Trailblazers, bringing a concert full of stories about trail blazers that have shaped history and our world. At the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Mr. Hampson joins the orchestra for Michael Daugherty’s song cycle Letters from Lincoln. Hampson debuted the work in 2009 with the Spokane Symphony, which was recorded and released by Koch Records. Purchase links and more information is available via Hampson’s Recordings.

Concert with Angela Gheorghiu and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Suntory Hall


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.

“Song of Liberty: Beyond America” West Coast premiere in Spokane


Thomas Hampson performs his “Song of Liberty: Beyond America” project in his hometown of Spokane, on March 1 with pianist Lara Downes and an ensemble of musicians from the Spokane Symphony. Marking the west coast premiere of his new project, Hampson performs an all-American program that explores the influential people, poetry and events that helped create and define our nation. At the Martin Woldson Theater, using song, personal anecdotes and historical monologues, Hampson will take the audience on a journey through American history as seen through the eyes of poets and the ears of composers.

‘Des Knaben Wunderhorn’ with the Wiener Virtuosen at the Musikverein


On February 24, Thomas Hampson, clarinetist Daniel Ottensamer, and the Wiener Virtuosen perform music by Mozart, Mahler, and Dvořák at the Musikverein. Hampson will perform Dvořák’s Zigeunerlieder and songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a work he has championed and recorded with the Wiener Virtuosen. Released in Mahler Year 2011, the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death, the album was Hampson’s first ever studio recording of the orchestra version of Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

Scarpia in Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ at the Wiener Staatsoper


Thomas Hampson travels to Vienna to sing Scarpia from Puccini’s Tosca at the Wiener Staatsoper. This timeless and classic production by Margarethe Wallmann features a star-studded cast including Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role and Piotr Beczala making his role debut as Cavaradossi. Marco Armiliato conducts.

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