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.”
- Gala Concert – “No Tenors Allowed” at the Theater Wolfsburg
- Memorial Day Concert with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic
- La Scala operatic debut in title role of ‘Don Giovanni’
- Wiener Symphoniker concerts, honoring Alexander von Zemlinsky
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- May appearances in Vienna and Hamburg
- A “magnificent” performance of Mahler’s ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ with the NY Phil and Alan Gilbert
- ‘La traviata’ at the Deutsche Oper Berlin
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“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
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.
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 returns to New York this spring for a series of events at Lincoln Center, the Manhattan School of Music, and Columbia University. On April 18, Mr. Hampson is featured at ‘Insights at the Atrium’ – part of the New York Philharmonic’s education series. Thomas and scholar Matthew Mugmon present a programme about Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde as a preview of Hampson’s upcoming performances of the work. The event takes place at the David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.