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Schubert Weekend events in Berlin


Thomas Hampson launches the new year in Berlin, with a series of events at the Pierre Boulez Saal hosted as part of a ‘Schubert Weekend’ with pianist Wolfram Rieger. The duo presents the composer’s works in a lied recital on January 12, followed by a public master class with young artists from the Heidelberger Frühling Festival’s Lied Akademie on January 13 and a performance from the students that afternoon (tickets here).

Master Classes with Thomas Hampson on medici.tv


Enjoy a video series of Thomas Hampson’s master classes, now featured on medici.tv. The video captures, posted in collaboration with the Hampsong Foundation, feature classes from the Manhattan School of Music and the Heidelberger Frühling. Several videos are now available with more coming soon; tune in at the following link.

Gala concert in Tel Aviv


On November 28, Thomas Hampson performs with pianist Wolfram Rieger and a string quartet comprised of musicians from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tel Aviv Hilton. This annual event celebrates the change of season with a festive dinner and performance, hosted in the hotel’s atrium. More details are available here.

“Thomas Hampson, Spokane Symphony shine”


“Hampson’s voice is a truly incredible instrument, and it’s hard to imagine anyone walked away from the Fox Theater on Sunday afternoon disappointed.

Anyone who knows me knows that my knowledge of classical music and opera is pretty much limited to what I’ve heard in Looney Tunes cartoons and on movie soundtracks (seriously, Bugs Bunny’s spin on The Barber of Seville in Rabbit of Seville is a classic!). Part of Hampson’s skill is appealing to everyone from the expert to the novice, with an ingratiating performance style that’s as fun to watch as it is to hear.

“Thomas Hampson returns to his roots at Spokane’s Fox Theater”


The Spokesman-Review

Thomas Hampson, Eastern Washington’s homegrown international opera star, was the last person to perform at the Fox Theater in 2005 before it went dark and began extensive renovations. He returned in 2007 for the inaugural season of the restored facility, and again in 2009 to perform the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s “Letters From Lincoln.”

Overtures & Arias with Thomas Hampson and the Spokane Symphony


This autumn, Thomas Hampson returns to his hometown of Spokane, Washington as the featured soloist in two concerts on November 4 & 5. The performances, conducted by Eckart Preu, highlight much loved arias and overtures from the operatic canon by Mozart, Wagner, Verdi & more, and will include the Spokane Symphony Chorale and EWU Symphonic Choir. There will also be a special Gala event on November 3 (now sold-out) celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Fox Theater restoration, with Mr. Hampson as a featured guest and performer. Proceeds from the evening will support the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

Thomas Hampson presents a “Stunning experience” (Renversante expérience) at the Musée d’Orsay


“For Thomas Hampson, who sings the “Abschied” from Gustav Mahler’s Song of the Earth, there is never a moment of music quite like the others. It is the chance to hear and see a singer interpret, not only one of his favorite composers, but as a soul mate of the  composer, whose fine and meticulous study, a hundred times handed over the craft for more than 30 years, leads to an intimate understanding of each measure of each melody, which enlightens the listener without blinding him.”

Un baryton en « Lausbub »


Enjoy this interview with Thomas Hampson – watch & listen to the complete video via Octave Magazine

Thomas Hampson and Wolfram Rieger awarded the Hugo Wolf Medal


On October 1, Thomas Hampson and his longtime collaborator, pianist Wolfram Rieger, will receive the Hugo Wolf Medal at a special ceremony in Stuttgart. This marks the first time a duo has been honored with this award. Tune in at the following link for a livestream of the event, which also features a performance from acclaimed soprano Anja Harteros.

Delta: Thomas Hampson


Listen to the complete interview via Klassikaraadio.err.ee!

‘Die lustige Witwe’ (“The Merry Widow”) in Paris


Beginning the new season, Thomas Hampson returns to Opéra national de Paris to star as Graf Danilo Danilowitsch in Lehar’s ever-popular Die lustige Witwe (“The Merry Widow”). He sings the role September 9 – October 21, with a sparkling cast including Véronique Gens as Hanna Glawari, Valentina Naforniţa as Valencienne, and Stephen Costello as Camille de Rosillon. Conductors Jakub Hrůša and
Marius Stieghorst alternate performances, with a production staged by Jorge Lavelli.

Serenade – new album of Melodies Françaises


With “Serenade,” his first album exclusively dedicated to French song, Mr. Hampson brings his passion for works by French opera composers to the Pentatone label. Curated with the French Literature scholar Sylvain Fort and in a first collaboration with the Polish pianist Maciej Pikulski, the track listing includes romantic and introspective as well as humorous selections by Bizet, Chabrier, Chausson, Gounod, Magnard, Massenet, and Saint-Saëns, featuring texts written by some of France’s most revered writers including Victor Hugo, Paul Verlaine, Rosemonde Gérard, and others.

For more information about this CD, visit Mr. Hampson’s discography.

This recording is available exclusively from Pentatone’s website.

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