Cancelled: Thomas Hampson with Wolfram Rieger


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Thomas Hampson with Wolfram Rieger on Monday 14 September has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

‘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.

About the program

Thomas Hampson and Wolfram Rieger perform works by Wolf and Barber. See the PROGRAM tab for more information.

Thanks to our partners

Series Partner: Legal Friends of Melbourne Recital Centre
Program Partner The Langham Melbourne


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Thomas Hampson baritone (U.S.A.)
Wolfram Rieger piano (Germany)


Samuel Barber
With Rue My Heart is Laden Op.2, No.2
Night Wanderers
Nocturne, Op.13
In the Wilderness Op.41, No.3
Solitary Hotel, Op.41, No.4
Three Songs, Op.45
Three Songs, Op.10

Hugo Wolf
Der Genesene an die Hoffnung
In der Frühe
Auf einer Wanderung
Im Frühling
Der Tambour
Der Feuerreiter

Pre-Concert Talk

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