Free webcast available on medici.tv: Long Yu conducts Strauss and Mahler with Thomas Hampson and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra!
THOMAS HAMPSON Autograph - available on Warner Classics. Encompassing opera, operetta, song, oratorio and Broadway musicals, this special collection – Thomas Hampson has personally overviewed the track selection – showcases his remarkable versatility and highlights some of his greatest operatic roles.
NOTTURNO. "This may be one of the finest recordings in the extensive discography of Thomas Hampson, and anyone with even a passing interest in Strauss's songs should consider adding this to their collection, no matter what other treasures might already be there." - Fanfare
Thomas Hampson - Liebst du um Schönheit. Gespräche mit Clemens Prokop. Erhältlich im Henschel Verlag.
SIMON BOCCANEGRA - available now.
TThomas Hampson Enters Gramophone's “Hall of Fame”
Thinkers and Doers: the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
May appearances in Vienna and Hamburg
April 24, 2016
Thomas Hampson returns to Vienna on May 8, as a featured performer at this year’s “Festival of Joy” Open Air Concert. This special event takes place at the Heldenplatz, with the Wiener Symphoniker and Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde under the direction of Christoph von Dohnányi. The programme features Schoenberg’s Fanfare for a Bowl Concert on motifs of “Die Gurrelieder” and “A Surviver from Warsaw” for Narrator, Men’s Choir and Orchestra op. 46, with Hampson as the Narrator. Additionally, the orchestra performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major op. 55 “Eroica.”
A “magnificent” performance of Mahler’s ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ with the NY Phil and Alan Gilbert
April 22, 2016
“Hampson was at his plain-spoken best, close to conversational, the phrases nearly free, completely transparent to meaning, and clearly involved in all the instrumental passages. His delivery of “Die Welt schlaft ein!” in “Der Abschied” was like centuries of great poetry captured in a single breath.”
George Grella – New York Classical Review
‘La traviata’ at the Deutsche Oper Berlin
April 19, 2016
Thomas Hampson returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin next month in a signature role – Giorgio Germont in Verdi’s La traviata. Mr. Hampson performs on May 6, and in a cast that also features Patrizia Ciofi as Violetta, with Saimir Pirgu as Alfredo. Götz Friedrich directs the production, designed by Frank Philipp Schlößmann, with Ivan Repusic leading the Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin.
Heidelberg Lied Academy – live streamed classes & conversations
April 2, 2016
The annual Lied Academy once again brings acclaimed musicians and enthusiastic students and supporters to Heidelberg, creating a spectacular atmosphere in Heidelberg with the extraordinary music of German lieder. This year’s event, shaped by the artistic direction of Thomas Hampson, also features renowned artists Brigitte Fassbaender and Wolfram Rieger. The following events will be live streamed from this year’s Heidelberg Lied Academy. Enjoy highlights from the German art song repertoire from anywhere you’re at in the world!
Thomas Hampson - Urlicht - Mahler
Thomas Hampson, baritone
with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Long Yu.
Full live concert here: ow.ly/ZwYLs