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Hampson, Thomas

Works: 1,950 works in 4,594 publications in 11 languages and 61,387 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Excerpts  Musical settings  Songs  Cantatas  Songs and music  Musicals  Song cycles 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Author, Vocalist, Editor, Host, Conductor, Narrator, Actor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Musician, Commentator, bar, Speaker, Instrumentalist, pan, Proofreader, Contributor, Dedicatee, Composer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Hampson
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Wonderful town by Leonard Bernstein( )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werther by Jules Massenet( )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hampson offers a rare opportunity to hear the baritone version of this opera's title part, as arranged by Massenet for the legendary Mattia Battistini. Werther's tragedy, when performed by a baritone rather than a tenor, takes on an even darker hue. Hampson's moving portrayal brings out all the idealism, melancholy, and eventual despair of the character over the loss of his beloved Charlotte, sung by Susan Graham. Graham gives an equally heart-rending performance as the young woman torn between her love for the romantic Werther and her promise to marry Albert (Christopher Robertson). Rebecca Evans is Charlotte's innocent younger sister, Sophie, and Donald Runnicles conducts
Faust by Charles Gounod( )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in French and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Pape's swaggering Mephistophélès is as seductive as it is demonic in this story of Faust (Roberto Alagna) who sells his soul to the devil to reclaim his youth. Wasting no time, Faust falls in love with Marguerite (Solie Isokoski) but things soon begin to go horribly wrong. Her brother (Dmitri Hvorostovvsky) is murdered, she goes insane, and Faust is dragged to hell. But the music is unforgettable
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comic opera in four acts."
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angela Gheorghiu, in one of her signature roles, is the enticing Violetta, the most beautiful courtesan in Paris. With the entire city at her feet she would seem to have everything--except true love, from which she has always run away. When she meets the young, handsome Alfredo (rising tenor James Valenti), she gives up her former life. But their bliss is shattered when Alfredo's father (Thomas Hampson) forces Violetta to renounce her lover. Conductor Yves Abel leads one of Verdi's most intimate and heart-felt scores
Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Thaïs by Jules Massenet( Recording )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take one ascetic monk named Athanaël and one ravishingly beautiful courtesan named Thaïs, add Massenet's sensual, melodious music, with equal dashes of eroticism and religious fervor--and you have a powerful opera that is at once a celebration of the sacred and the profane, of flesh and soul. This rarity had not been heard at the Met for almost 40 years when it was brought back as a vehicle for the great soprano Beverly Sills and the magnetic singing actor Sherrill Milnes. Together, they masterfully bring to life the searing conflict at the heart of the drama
The songs by Samuel Barber( Recording )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Town: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Opera arias = Opernarien = Airs d'opéras by Giuseppe Verdi( )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocal music by Richard Danielpour( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler( )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koncertoptagelse med interviews med Thomas Hampson og Wolfram Rieger
An American journey by Charles Ives( Recording )

18 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violetta : arias and duets from Verdi's La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

14 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
Eugene Onegin by Pëtr I Čajkovskij( )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young, innocent Tatiana (Karita Mattila) meets the handsome Eugene Onegin (Thomas Hampson), she falls in love almost immediately. In one of Russian opera's most memorable solo scenes, she pours out her heart in a passionate letter to Onegin--only to be coldly rejected. When the two meet again several years later, Tatiana has become the elegant wife of wealthy Prince Gremin (James Morris), and it is Onegin's turn to beg for her love. Piotr Beczala is Onegin's unlucky friend, Lenski
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public acclaim and private tragedy are inextricably linked in the story of Simon Boccanegra, sung in this broadcast by the great Thomas Hampson. On the day he is acclaimed Doge of Genoa, his beloved Maria dies, and their infant daughter disappears. Years later, father and daughter (Angela Gheorghiu) are reunited, but the man she loves (Marcello Giordani) is Boccanegra's sworn enemy. Throughout this heartbreaking tale of love, fate, and politics, Verdi's magnificent score conveys the deep love and compassion he has for his main characters
Christmas with the stars by Philippe Rombi( Recording )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Christmas carols sung by Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Placido Domingo, Enya, Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, and more
American dreamer : songs of Stephen Foster by Stephen Collins Foster( Recording )

11 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Hampson discovers the music of Stephen Foster, America's first popular songwriter. With his music, Foster captured the broad scope of the American landscape during its turbulent formative years."--Verso du conteneur
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Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson amerikansk sångare

Thomas Hampson amerikansk sanger

Thomas Hampson amerikansk songar

Thomas Hampson artiste lyrique, spécialiste des lieder de Gustav Mahler

Thomas Hampson baritono statunitense

Thomas Hampson operazanger

Thomas Hampson US-amerikanischer Opern- und Liedsänger

Томас Гемпсон

Хэмпсон, Томас

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