BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 1: Thomas Hampson Talks of Song – and Bernstein

Known for his versatility and the remarkable intelligence and introspection he brings to his interpretations from the opera stage to the concert and recital hall, lyric baritone Thomas Hampson has scored triumph after triumph in a stellar international career whose length and degree of success belie his still youthful age. Hampson performed Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs at Tanglewood last summer, and this month returns to his western US roots to star in the dramatically complex, vocally challenging role of Renato in San Francisco Opera’s production of Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball). His passion for the vocal arts is inspiring.

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