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Concert in Geneva with flutist Roy Amotz and the Geneva Camerata


Thomas Hampson travels to Geneva this month for a concert with flutist Roy Amotz and the Geneva Camerata under David Greilsammer. On May 22 at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices in Switzerland, Hampson and Roy Amotz with the GECA ensemble will perform music by Charpentier, Mahler, Mozart, Porter, Beethoven, and the world premiere of Nicola Von Ritter-Zahony’s new Concerto for Flute and Orchestra. This new work was commissioned by the Geneva Camerata, and the event marks Hampson’s first concert with the innovative ensemble.

“To Lenny with Love” concert celebrates Bernstein’s 100th Birthday in Germany


This year marks the 100th birthday of the celebrated conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein. On May 19, Thomas Hampson and his long-time collaborator Wolfram Rieger present a concert at the Philharmonie Essen in celebration of the centennial. Hampson and Bernstein cultivated an artistic friendship from their dedication of interpreting the works of Gustav Mahler, which led to legendary performances of both composers’ work. The program for the concert in Germany will include selections by Mahler and Bernstein.

Arias & Overtures with the Sofia Philharmonic


Thomas Hampson will be in Bulgaria for a concert on May 16 with the Sofia Philharmonic. Under the baton of Pavel Balev, the program will feature arias and overtures by Mozart, Porter, Verdi, Bernstein, and Lehár. Hampson and Maestro Balev have collaborated in many concerts over the years, most recently this past February at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

‘Simon Boccanegra’ in Vienna


On May 6, 10 & 13, Thomas Hampson returns to the Wiener Staatsoper, starring in the title role of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. The cast also features Francesco Meli as Gabriele Adorno and Marina Rebeka as Amelia Boccanegra. Evelino Pidò conducts all performances, which feature a production directed by Peter Stein. The May 13 performance will receive an online broadcast via the Staatsoper Live platform.

“The American Spirit” 


On April 26, Thomas Hampson presents an all-American concert programme in Moscow. This event will feature the Russian premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Letters from Lincoln, along with traditional songs, opera arias, and works by Bernstein and Cole Porter. Valentin Uryupin leads The Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre Orchestra for the concert, which is graciously presented by Opera Apriori International Festival of Vocal Music and supported by the US Embassy in Moscow.

Recitals in Germany


Thomas Hampson and pianist Wolfram Rieger reunite this spring for recitals throughout Germany, featuring a programme they have titled “Freiheit!” (‘Freedom’) which highlights selections by European and American composers, including Mahler, Schubert, Ives, Bernstein, and others. They will perform these works at Munich’s Prinzregententheater on April 16 and on April 19 at the Kongresshaus Stadthalle in Heidelberg. On April 29 they perform together again at the Boulez Saal in Berlin, with an all-Schubert evening.

Heidelberg Lied Academy


Thomas Hampson returns to Heidelberg this spring, to lead his annual series of master classes as part of Heidelberger Frühling (Heidelberg Spring Festival). Hampson’s sold-out classes take place on April 6, 7, 8 & 11, with a final concert featuring the class participants on April 12. These events are presented in collaboration with Heidelberg University, and are hosted at the Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg. Videos from past classes in Heidelberg can be found via Mr. Hampson’s artist page on medici.tv. Additional live streams will also take place this year, read on for details.

Gala Concerts in Europe


This month, Thomas Hampson is a featured soloist at Opera Gala concerts throughout Europe, with distinguished colleagues and ensembles. Mr. Hampson is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała and soprano Anette Dasch for Operetta programmes on February 11 (Festspielhaus Baden-Baden), February 15 (Mupa Budapest) and February 18 (Kölner Philharmonie), featuring vocal selections and overtures by Strauss Jr., Lehár, and more. Maestro Pavel Baleff leads both programmes; the February 18 event will receive a livestream via Philharmonie.tv.

Songs for Lenny: A Leonard Bernstein Celebration


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Watch some of today’s top singers and pianist Lara Downes share a night of fond memories and extraordinary music in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial. Opera stars Thomas Hampson, Ailyn Pérez and J’Nai Bridges, as well as vocalist Theo Bleckmann, will each perform one of their favorite Bernstein songs. Watch the entire ensemble sing “Somewhere” from West Side Story.

Master Class at the Manhattan School of Music


The 11th Anniversary of Thomas Hampson’s annual Voice Master Class is today from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Miller Recital Hall at the Manhattan School of Music. For the first time, they will be collaborating with Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien for a videoconference. Stay tuned for the archive recording later this week if you can’t make the live show!

Seating in Miller Recital Hall is limited, so make sure you don’t miss out another momentous master class with Thomas Hampson.

Concerts with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to include live online broadcast


Join Thomas Hampson, mezzo-soprano Kelly O’Connor, Maestro Krzysztof Urbański, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for two concerts on January 26 & 27, featuring Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”). The concerts are featured as part of the ISO’s Lilly Classical Series, and the January 27 performance also features a live broadcast via ISO Inside; register here to watch the stream.

For Lenny: Episode 9 (Thomas Hampson)


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“This track, this simple song, represents everything I am hoping to express about Leonard Bernstein and about American music  – about inspiration and collaboration, tradition and innovation.

Thomas Hampson began his career under Bernstein’s guidance, learned and performed Bernstein’s music under the Maestro’s baton, knew LB as a mentor and a friend, and took from him inspiration for his own life in music.

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