Thomas Hampson

(b. 1955)

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(b Elkhart. Ind., 1955).

Amer. baritone. Won Lotte Lehmann award 1978, 2nd prize at 's‐Hertogenbosch int. comp. 1980, and first place in NY Met auditions 1981. Member Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf, 1981–4. Title‐role in Henze's Der Prinz von Homburg, Darmstadt 1982, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, St Louis 1982. Santa Fe début 1983. Recital débuts: London 1983, NY 1985. Opera débuts: NY Met 1986; Salzburg 1988; CG 1993. Fine singer of Schubert and Brahms Lieder and of Mahler cycles. Co‐ed., critical edn. of Mahler songs.

Subjects: Opera.

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