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.

- Thomas Hampson
Hampson in June 2014

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La Scala of Milan

The Dangerous Liaisons

Opera in two acts and eight scenes, with music by Conrad Susa to an English libretto by Philip Littell.

Opera in two acts and eight scenes, with music by Conrad Susa to an English libretto by Philip Littell.

La Scala of Milan

The world-premiere cast included Thomas Hampson as Valmont, Frederica von Stade as Merteuil, David Hobson as Chevalier de Danceny, Renée Fleming as Tourvel and Mary Mills as Cécile de Volanges.

Theater an der Wien

Der Wien is a historic theatre in Vienna located on the Left Wienzeile in the Mariahilf district.

Der Wien is a historic theatre in Vienna located on the Left Wienzeile in the Mariahilf district.

Theater an der Wien, 1815
Theater an der Wien interior
The Theater an der Wien during the period it emphasized Broadway musicals. The Broadway-style marquee was removed in 2005.
Stained glass window by Carl Geyling's Erben, made around 1900 for the theatre
Entrance wing facing Naschmarkt, redesigned in 2006
Papageno Gate in Millöckergasse
The Beethoven memorial displayed on the exterior wall of the theatre. The text reads, "Ludwig van Beethoven lived in the Theater an der Wien in 1803 and 1804. Parts of his opera, the Third Symphony, and the Kreutzer Sonata were written here. Fidelio and other works received their first performance in this house."

Franz Schubert's Fierrabras (1988), conducted by Claudio Abbado, staged by Ruth Berghaus, and starring Thomas Hampson, Karita Mattila, and László Polgár

Richard Danielpour

American composer.

American composer.

written for baritone Thomas Hampson, commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, who premièred the work under David Robertson in Philadelphia, PA on October 21, 2004.

Studer as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 1997

Cheryl Studer

American dramatic soprano who has sung at many of the world's foremost opera houses.

American dramatic soprano who has sung at many of the world's foremost opera houses.

Studer as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 1997
Debut with Boston Symphony Orchestra, 16 January 1979
Early concert program, Aalborg, Denmark, 1973

Samuel Barber Complete Songs, recorded 9/92, John Browning, Thomas Hampson, Emerson String Quartet, Deutsche Grammophon

Martial Singher

Martial Singher

French baritone opera singer born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

French baritone opera singer born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Martial Singher

Singher has also been the teacher of world-famous baritones such as Thomas Hampson and Rodney Gilfry.

Music Academy of the West

Classical music-training program in Montecito, California.

Classical music-training program in Montecito, California.

Thomas Hampson (1978, 1979)

John Caird in January 2011

John Caird (director)

English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas.

English stage director and writer of plays, musicals and operas.

John Caird in January 2011

The singers were Paul Groves, Kwangchul Youn, Thomas Hampson, Daveda Karanas and Tomas Tomasson.

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

Merola Opera Program

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.

Deutsche Grammophon CD, 437 516-2

On the Town (cast album)

Deutsche Grammophon CD, 437 516-2
Leonard Bernstein in 1945, a year after On the Town was premiered
Cleo Laine photographed by John Mathew Smith
Tyne Daly photographed by John Mathew Smith
Adolph Green in 1998

On the Town is a 74-minute live album of Leonard Bernstein's musical, performed by Tyne Daly, Meriel Dickinson, David Garrison, Thomas Hampson, Cleo Laine, Evelyn Lear, Marie McLaughlin, Kurt Ollmann, Samuel Ramey, Frederica von Stade, London Voices and the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

Deutsche Grammophon DVD, 00440-073-4582

The Metropolitan Opera Gala 1991

Four-hour concert staged by the Metropolitan Opera on 23 September 1991 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its opening night in its second home at Lincoln Center.

Four-hour concert staged by the Metropolitan Opera on 23 September 1991 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its opening night in its second home at Lincoln Center.

Deutsche Grammophon DVD, 00440-073-4582
Charles Anthony
Kathleen Battle
Plácido Domingo
Mirella Freni
Thomas Hampson
Sherrill Milnes
Leo Nucci
Anne Sofie von Otter
Luciano Pavarotti
Frederica von Stade
Birgitta Svendén
James Levine

14 (5:19) Aria (Figaro): "Largo al factotum" (Thomas Hampson)