‘Hampson’s debut recital here in 2018 was stunning, and we immediately decided to invite him back to explore more of the artistry of this brilliant singer. A great master singer of our times.’ Marshall McGuire, Director of Programming
Thomas Hampson is one of the world’s foremost storytellers. Whether on the operatic stage or in solo recital, the American baritone is a master raconteur. He’s also an advocate for his art-form and for exploring unusual and rewarding repertoire, especially the music of his homeland. A Hampson recital devoted to the rich songbooks of Samuel Barber and Hugo Wolf is an event to cherish.
Both composers write ecstatically for the voice and matched a profound understanding of text with unforgettable musical imagery. And both are firmly in Hampson’s heartland. Wolf’s luscious songs picks up where Schubert left off: songs of intense and volatile emotionality, but also humour. You can hear Barber’s American accent in his open-hearted Romanticism and gestures towards transcendent rapture.
Series Partner: Legal Friends of Melbourne Recital Centre
Program Partner The Langham Melbourne
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
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ARTISTS, PROGRAM, TALKS
Thomas Hampson baritone (U.S.A.)
Wolfram Rieger piano (Germany)
With Rue My Heart is Laden Op.2, No.2
In the Wilderness Op.41, No.3
Solitary Hotel, Op.41, No.4
Three Songs, Op.45
Three Songs, Op.10
Der Genesene an die Hoffnung
In der Frühe
Auf einer Wanderung
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Monday 14 September 2020 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours (incl. interval)
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