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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Leonid Sobinov as Vladimir Lensky, 1898

Eugene Onegin (opera)

Eugene Onegin, Op.

Eugene Onegin, Op.

Leonid Sobinov as Vladimir Lensky, 1898
Alexander Pushkin

1992 Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor), Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Thomas Hampson (Onegin), Neil Rosenshein (Lensky), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Tatiana), Patricia Bardon (Olga), Linda Finnie (Larina), Elizabeth Bainbridge (Filipyevna), John Connell (Gremin), Nicolai Gedda (Triquet), Richard Van Allan (Zaretsky/A captain)

Original poster, design by Manuel Orazi

Thaïs (opera)

Opera, a comédie lyrique in three acts and seven tableaux, by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Louis Gallet, based on the novel Thaïs by Anatole France.

Opera, a comédie lyrique in three acts and seven tableaux, by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Louis Gallet, based on the novel Thaïs by Anatole France.

Original poster, design by Manuel Orazi
Mary Garden in the opera Thaïs

1997 – Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Giuseppe Sabbatini – Choeur et orchestre national Bordeaux Aquitaine, Yves Abel (Decca)

Seal of Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University

Public university in Cheney, Washington.

Public university in Cheney, Washington.

Seal of Eastern Washington University
Seal of Eastern Washington University
Pomeroy Building, which served as the temporary home of Cheney Normal School for 1893–96 (photographed in 2015)
Showalter Hall at Eastern Washington University, viewed northwest from 5th Street
Hargreaves Hall (photographed in 2015)
Roos Field

Thomas Hampson, Grammy-nominated opera singer

Playbill Weimar 1854, conductor Liszt

Alfonso und Estrella

Opera with music by Franz Schubert, set to a German libretto by Franz von Schober, written in 1822.

Opera with music by Franz Schubert, set to a German libretto by Franz von Schober, written in 1822.

Playbill Weimar 1854, conductor Liszt
Autograph vocal score, Aria Adolfo

Video on DVD : 2009 Naxos Opera DVD 2.110260 (Opera in 3 acts, complete) Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Arnold Schoenberg Choir. Cast: Mauregato: Olaf Bär, Estrella: Ľuba Orgonášová, Adolfo: Alfred Muff, Froila: Thomas Hampson, Alfonso: Endrik Wottrich. Recorded in Vienna 1997.

Gustav Mahler, photographed in 1907 by Moritz Nähr at the end of his period as director of the Vienna Hofoper

Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Mahler)

The songs of Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn) by Gustav Mahler are voice-and-piano and voice-and-orchestra settings of German folk poems chosen from a collection of the same name assembled by Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano and published by them, in heavily redacted form, between 1805 and 1808.

The songs of Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn) by Gustav Mahler are voice-and-piano and voice-and-orchestra settings of German folk poems chosen from a collection of the same name assembled by Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano and published by them, in heavily redacted form, between 1805 and 1808.

Gustav Mahler, photographed in 1907 by Moritz Nähr at the end of his period as director of the Vienna Hofoper

The original piano versions were re-published in 1993 as part of the critical edition, edited by and Thomas Hampson.

Delius, photographed in 1907

Sea Drift (Delius)

Among the larger-scale musical works by the composer Frederick Delius.

Among the larger-scale musical works by the composer Frederick Delius.

Delius, photographed in 1907

Digital recordings of the work are found on the 1991 CD of Thomas Hampson with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra & Chorus under Sir Charles Mackerras; a 1994 rendition (released 2001) by Bryn Terfel with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and assorted choirs, again under Hickox; and a 2013 recording by Roderick Williams with the Hallé Orchestra, Hallé Choir and Hallé Youth Choir conducted by Mark Elder.

The Wound-Dresser

Piece for chamber orchestra and baritone singer by composer John Adams.

Piece for chamber orchestra and baritone singer by composer John Adams.

Interpreters who have performed and recorded it since have included Thomas Hampson, Nathan Gunn, Jeremy Huw Williams, and Christopher Maltman.

Tenor vocal range (C3–C5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4). Note that the numeral eight below the treble clef indicates that the pitches sound an octave lower than written: see Clef. This is the standard clef for tenor parts in scores.

Joseph Calleja

Maltese operatic tenor.

Maltese operatic tenor.

Tenor vocal range (C3–C5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4). Note that the numeral eight below the treble clef indicates that the pitches sound an octave lower than written: see Clef. This is the standard clef for tenor parts in scores.

2013: CD of Simon Boccanegra featuring Calleja as Gabriele Adorno with Thomas Hampson in the title role; conducted by Massimo Zanetti

Geoffrey Parsons accompanying Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1977)

Geoffrey Parsons (pianist)

Australian pianist, most particularly notable as an accompanist to singers and instrumentalists.

Australian pianist, most particularly notable as an accompanist to singers and instrumentalists.

Geoffrey Parsons accompanying Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1977)

Increasingly Parsons began to partner younger singers such as Thomas Hampson, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Thomas Allen, Jessye Norman, Wolfgang Holzmair and Bryn Terfel.

The composer photographed in 1916

Doktor Faust

Opera by Ferruccio Busoni with a German libretto by the composer, based on the myth of Faust.

Opera by Ferruccio Busoni with a German libretto by the composer, based on the myth of Faust.

The composer photographed in 1916

The Metropolitan Opera mounted its first production of the work in 2001 with Thomas Hampson in the title role, Robert Brubaker as Mephistopheles, and Katarina Dalayman as the duchess.