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Thomas Hampson - Living Legends

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Awarded: October 2010
(b. June 28, 1955)

Thomas Hampson has performed nearly 70 roles, including the title roles from “Don Giovanni,” “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “Guillaume Tell,” “Macbeth,” “Simon Boccanegra,” “Eugene Onegin,” Massenet’s “Werther,” Busoni’s “Doktor Faust,” Szymanowski’s “King Roger” and Britten’s ”Billy Budd.“ He’s taken the stage at the Metropolitan Opera, the Zurich Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Francisco Opera, the OpĂ©ra National de Paris, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and many other leading opera houses of the world. Hampson’s honors include a Grammy, the Grand Prix du Disque, a Lifetime Achievement Award Edison Prize, and awards from the Gramphone, Echo Klassik, Opera News’ Award for distinguished achievement and Musical America’s “Vocalist of the Year.” In 2005, Hampson worked with the Library of Congress to launch the “Song of America” concert tour, with a second season opening in 2009. He has already been honored by the Library with the title of “Special Advisor for the Study and Performance of Music in America.”

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