Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson

Of the New York Times praised for his "tireless thirst for knowledge", Thomas Hampson looks at a unique international career as an opera, concert and recital singer, recording artist and "Ambassador of the song" Back and has long been involved actively in research, education, music education and technology. The American baritone performs with renowned singers, pianists, conductors and orchestras in the world's leading concert halls and opera houses. Hampson was recently honored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild with the "Met Master Singer" and is one of the most important, innovative and sought-after soloists of our time. In 2011 he received the famous Concertgebouw Award and most recently, he was not only in the hall of fame of the British classical music magazine Gramophone added, but also won the first Venetian Heritage Award.

On the opera stage are Hampson in the 2013-14 season his roles debut as an antagonist in Bergs Wozzeck at the Metropolitan Opera, in a production with Deborah Voigt and James Levine. In addition, he takes the title role in Simon Boccanegra at the Vienna State Opera, the role of Amfortas in Parsifal at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and in concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, and recently the role of Giorgio Germont in La Traviata at the Bavarian State Opera back on. As Mandryka in Arabella he is at the Salzburg Festival and as Scarpia in Tosca both at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the London Royal Opera House to hear his.

In the concert hall he opened this season with Eisler Serious songs with Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden. He looks forward to 12 concerts a long European tour with works by Brahms, Schubert and Wolf with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. He will perform together with Luca Pisaroni arias and duets in Prague, Bratislava, Essen, Baden-Baden and Paris and the BBC Symphony Scottisch songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn be heard. Hampson will give recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, in Coburg, Heidelberg, Brussels and Bern.

Last season, Verdi was the focus of his roles debut as Iago in Othello at the Metropolitan Opera, to his part as Giorgie Germont at the Vienna State Opera. He delighted in the title role of Simon Boccanegra at the Chicago Lyric Opera and in concerts and live recordings (with planned publication in autumn) at the Vienna Konzerthaus. At the end of the season the baritone sang the role of Dogen also at London's Royal Opera House. In Summer 2013 he turned to Wagner, in whose Parsifal he Amfortas interpreted in MüNCheNeR Opera Festival before it at the Salzburg Festival to Rodrigo in the new Pappano Stone production of Verdi Don Carlo sang.

As a celebrated concert and Lieder singer, he joined among others in New York, Munich, London, Vienna and San Francisco. At gala events he sang at New Year with Rolando Villazon in Baden-Baden Festival Theatre, and the 125th anniversary of the Concertgebouw Orchestra with Lang Lang, Janine Jansen and Mariss Jansons in Amsterdam. Other collaborations included a European tour with the Vienna Virtuosi, concerts with the Borusan Istanbul Philhlarmonic Orchestra, with the Jupiter String Quartet - a UrauffÜrung of Mark Adamo - in New York, Boston and Davis, California. Hampson is both contemporary and classic repertoire at home; he sang, 2011 at the San Francisco Opera the role of Rick Rescorla in the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis' opera Heart of a Soldier, which was the 10th anniversary of the september 11 attacks 2,001th

Recently Hampson was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 2003 founded Hampsong Foundation he is committed through the medium of song art fOr intercultural dialogue and understanding. He is among the leading interpreters of German romantic song and was his celebrated, arisen in cooperation with the Library of Congress project song "Song of America" ​​known as "Ambassador of the American song". The commitment of the singer fOr intercultural communication through music and text has been demonstrated in the CNN program "Fusion Journeys", a musical exchange with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which was filmed in South Africa. He was also involved in the production and presentation of radio programs "Song of America", which was realized by the Hampsong Foundation and co-produced by WFMT Radio Network of Chicago. The designed and presented by Hampson 13-hour radio series explores the history of American culture through song and aired in over 300 markets worldwide. Hampson teaches passionate, gives master classes in distance learning program of the Manhattan School of Music and is founder and artistic director of the Song Academy of Heidelberger Spring.

The in Spokane (Washington, USA) grown Hampson has won several awards for his artistic work and its cultural role models. In his over 150 albums comprehensive discography several Recordings received a Grammy, FüNF an Edison Award and a Grand Prix du Disque. 2009 Hampson was appointed the first Artist in Residence of the New York Philharmonic; the Atlantic Council in Washington awarded him the Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award. In 2010 he was honored with the Living Legend Award from the Library of Congress, for which he works as a special adviser on studying music and performance practice in America. The Manhattan School of Music, the Whitworth College and the San Francisco Conservatory awarded him an honorary doctorate; he is also an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Hampson performs the Kammersänger the Vienna State Opera, the French title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres and was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art. In 2011 he was honored for the fourth time in 20 years with the ECHO Klassik Award as "Singer of the Year".

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july 2013

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