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Thomas Hampson enjoys a career as an opera, recital and concert singer, while maintaining an active interest in musicology, research and teaching. His operatic repertoire comprises more than 80 roles, and his discography includes more than 170 albums, with multiple nominations and winners of the GRAMMY Award, Edison Award, and the Grand Prix du Disque.
Last season, he created the role of Jan Vermeer (Stefan Wirth’s Girl with a Pearl Earring) at Opernhaus Zürich and starred as Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He returned to the Teatro Real de Madrid and went to the Festival Castell de Peralada to sing the title role of Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian.
His recital performances include concerts at the Dresdner Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zürich, and Alte Kirche Boswil. This season’s highlights on the concert stage include a gala concert with Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under Fabio Luisi, and Mahler songs with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon and MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig.
He also reunites with bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni for the “No Tenors Allowed” program with the Würth Philharmoniker. In 2017, he received the Hugo Wolf Medal, together with Wolfram Rieger. Thomas Hampson is the co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Lied Academy Heidelberg, an honorary professor of Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg and an honorary member of London’s Royal Academy of Music.
In addition to several Honorary Doctorates, he is a Kammersänger of the Wiener Staatsoper and Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the Republic of France.
At the Paris Opera: Eugene Onegin (title-role), 1998 ; Guillaume Tell (title-role), 2003 ; Parsifal (Amfortas), 2001 ; King Arthus (title-role), 2015 ; The Merry Widow (Count Danilo), 2017
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