Thomas Hampson
13 September 2016 | 7:30PM
Opéra des Nations

Thomas Hampson


Wolfram Rieger


Duration : approx. 1:50 (with one intermission)

The last appearance by the American baritone, in recital, dates back to 15 December 1999; he last performed on the stage of Place de Neuve in May 1991 in one of his favourite roles, Don Giovanni, whom he considers to be “Joe Public”. His education did not prepare him to be a singer, and he found his calling with the help of a nun. She sensed in him an artistic soul and a need to make music. Insatiably curious, he watched and listened to the greatest performers, acceding in this way to the world of song, where words and music unite and become a metaphor for thought. A devotee of Lieder, he sponsors the Heidelberg Lied Academy. He is therefore not only the ideal ambassador to open a new series of recitals, but also an ardent defender of the place of art in society.


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

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Sep 2016
Tuesday 13 |  7:30 pm