OPUS 3 ARTISTS SIGNS THOMAS HAMPSON

05.30.13
Thomas Hampson

Opus 3 Artists is thrilled to welcome baritone Thomas Hampson to our roster for concert and recital engagements. Praised by the New York Times for his “ceaseless curiosity,”  he is one of the most respected, innovative, and sought-after soloists performing today. Hampson has won worldwide recognition for his thoughtfully researched and creatively constructed programs that explore the rich repertoire of song in a wide range of styles, languages, and periods. Recently honored as a Metropolitan Opera Guild “Met Mastersinger,” the American baritone has performed in the world’s most important concert halls and opera houses with many renowned singers, pianists, conductors, and orchestras. 

In addition to a diverse schedule of operatic bookings this season Thomas Hampson enjoyed international concert and recital engagements across the globe including gala appearances at Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus, with Rolando Villazón on New Year’s Eve, and in Amsterdam, where he joined Lang Lang, Janine Jansen, and Mariss Jansons to celebrate the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s 125th anniversary in spring 2013. Other collaborative projects include a European tour with the Wiener Virtuosen (his partners on a 2010 recording of Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn), an appearance with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, and concerts with the Jupiter String Quartet – featuring a world premiere by Mark Adamo – in New York, Boston, and Davis, California. Recent artistic partnerships include performances with the Munich and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras under Zubin Mehta, the National Symphony with Christoph Eschenbach, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel. Hampson recently sang Strauss’s orchestral songs with the Pittsburgh Symphony and with the London Philharmonic in spring 2013.

Hampson was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and just last week he was named a Gramophone 2013 “Hall of Fame” inductee. Through the Hampsong Foundation, founded in 2003, he employs the art of song to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. He is one of the most important interpreters of German Romantic song and with his celebrated “Song of America” project, a collaboration with the Library of Congress, he has become known as the “Ambassador of American song.” 

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Watch Thomas Hampson rehearse "Kindertotenlieder" with the NY Philharmonic