A report on Thomas Hampson

Hampson in June 2014

American lyric baritone, a classical singer who has appeared world-wide in major opera houses and concert halls and made over 170 musical recordings.

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Hampson in June 2014

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San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera

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American opera company founded in 1923 by Gaetano Merola (1881–1953) based in San Francisco, California.

American opera company founded in 1923 by Gaetano Merola (1881–1953) based in San Francisco, California.

San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco Opera programs, 1934–36
Kurt Herbert Adler (1966)

Many went on to international careers, among them Carol Vaness and Thomas Hampson.

Manhattan School of Music

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Private music conservatory in New York City.

Private music conservatory in New York City.

Entrance to the John C. Borden Auditorium
Since 1999, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and Manhattan School of Music have partnered to offer a free summer music program for students who attend New York City's public schools.

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Opera singer Leontyne Price directing a master class in the Merola Opera Program in 1986.

Merola Opera Program

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San Francisco based training program for opera singers, coaches, and stage directors.

San Francisco based training program for opera singers, coaches, and stage directors.

Opera singer Leontyne Price directing a master class in the Merola Opera Program in 1986.

Merola has served as a proving ground for hundreds of artists, including Brian Asawa, Gregory Carroll, Laura Claycomb, Mark Delavan, John Del Carlo, Julianna Di Giacomo, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Elza van den Heever, Bryan Hymel, Gary Lakes, Joyce DiDonato, Sylvia McNair, Paula Murrihy, Anna Netrebko, Patricia Racette, Kurt Streit, Fernando del Valle, Patrick Summers, Ruth Ann Swenson, Jess Thomas, Riki Turofsky, Ricardo Bernal, Carol Vaness, Rolando Villazón, Deborah Voigt, and Dolora Zajick.

Daniel Barenboim in Vienna, 2008

Daniel Barenboim

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Argentine-born pianist and conductor based in Berlin.

Argentine-born pianist and conductor based in Berlin.

Daniel Barenboim in Vienna, 2008
Daniel Barenboim, age 11, with composer Eithan Lustig and the Gadna Youth orchestra (1953)
Barenboim's wedding in Jerusalem, 1967. Benno Rothenberg, Meitar collection, National Library of Israel
U.S. concert performance at age 15 (January 1958)
(l-r) President of the East Berlin Jewish Community Peter Kirchner, President of the Federal Republic of Germany Richard von Weizsäcker, and Barenboim visit Jewish cemetery in Berlin-Weissensee (1990)
Daniel Barenboim leads a rehearsal of the West–Eastern Divan in Seville, Spain, 2005
Rehearsal of the West–Eastern Divan under the lead of Daniel Barenboim, 2005

Christoph Classen (producer), Eberhard Sengpiel, Tobias Lehmann (engineers), Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Jane Eaglen, Thomas Hampson, Waltraud Meier, René Pape, Peter Seiffert, the Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin & the Staatskapelle Berlin for Wagner: Tannhäuser (2003)

Carlo Cornaglia's depiction of Act IV (the original Act V) in the 1884 La Scala production

Don Carlos

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Five-act grand opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a French-language libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle, based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien by Friedrich Schiller.

Five-act grand opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a French-language libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle, based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien by Friedrich Schiller.

Carlo Cornaglia's depiction of Act IV (the original Act V) in the 1884 La Scala production
Giuseppe Verdi, about 1870
Title page of a libretto for performances at the Teatro Pagliano in Florence in April–May 1869 which used the Italian translation by Achille de Lauzières
Jean Morère, the original Don Carlos
Francesco Tamagno, the Don Carlo in the 1884 Italian version
The historical Don Carlos - portrait by Sofonisba Anguissola, 1560
The historical Elizabeth of Valois, by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, 1565
Set design by Carlo Ferrario from the première of the Milan version, Act I, Scene 2 (Act II, Scene 2 in the unrevised version)
The historical Princess of Eboli, Ana de Mendoza, by unknown artist
Baril Gédéon, "Il Maestro Verdi", cartoon by Le Hanneron, 14 March 1867. (Museum of the Paris Opera)
Marie Sasse as Elisabeth
Costume design for Charles V, act 5
Poster depicting the death of Rodrigo in the King's presence

The performance by the Paris cast (March 1996), was conducted by Antonio Pappano with Roberto Alagna as Don Carlos, Karita Mattila as Elisabeth, Thomas Hampson as Rodrigue, José Van Dam as Philippe II and Waltraud Meier as Eboli.

Music Academy of the West

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Classical music training program in Montecito in Santa Barbara County, California.

Classical music training program in Montecito in Santa Barbara County, California.

Logo as of June 2022

Thomas Hampson (1978, 1979)

Garrison at the Pantages Theater, November 2008

David Garrison

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American actor.

American actor.

Garrison at the Pantages Theater, November 2008

In London, he starred with Tyne Daly, Frederica Von Stade, Kurt Ollmann, and Thomas Hampson in a concert presentation of On the Town, which was broadcast on Great Performances for PBS.

Edison award 1961

Edison Award

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Annual Dutch music prize awarded for outstanding achievements in the music industry.

Annual Dutch music prize awarded for outstanding achievements in the music industry.

Edison award 1961
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Anneliese Rothenberger and Edo de Waart with their Edison awards at the Grand Gala du Disque Classique on October 3, 1969.

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Graham hosting the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors in 2008

Susan Graham

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American mezzo-soprano.

American mezzo-soprano.

Graham hosting the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors in 2008
Graham at the Metropolitan Opera opening in 2008

Werther (Massenet) – DVD Thomas Hampson (Werther), Susan Graham (Charlotte), Sandrine Piau, Stéphane Degout (Albert), Michel Plasson (conductor), Châtelet Opera, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. Virgin Classics

Vienna State Opera

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Opera house and opera company based in Vienna, Austria.

Opera house and opera company based in Vienna, Austria.

Construction site of the new building, 1863
Play bill for the opening performance of the new Opernhaus, announcing the opening performance of Don Giovanni on 25 May 1869
Coeval watercolour painting of the opening performance (Kunsthistorisches Museum)
The Hofoper, c. 1898
Play bill of the last performance in the old building: Götterdämmerung, 30 June 1944
Gustav Mahler was artistic director of the Hofoper from 1897 to 1907
Herbert von Karajan, artistic director of the Vienna State Opera from 1957 to 1964
View from the Ring, on the roof the tent for children's performances (demounted in 2015 and now replaced by a special theatre)
View of the orchestra pit and safety curtain The curtain Play as Cast was designed by Tacita Dean, and installed during the season 2004–2005.
Debutants entry at the Vienna Opera Ball
Rear of the opera house, showing the stage wings
A marble staircase between the main entrance and the first floor
One of the lobbies
Emperor's private room.
The auditorium
Central chandelier in the auditorium
Exterior of the building

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