Full-length role portrait photograph of the baritone in the title role of Britten's Billy Budd. Signed in full. Thomas b. 1955 HAMPSON.

Full-length role portrait photograph of the baritone in the title role of Britten's Billy Budd. Signed in full

253 x 203 mm.

American baritone Thomas Hampson won first prize at the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 1981. In 1986, he made his Metropolitan début as Count Almaviva; other roles there have included Billy Budd and Coroebus (Les Troyens). "A charismatic actor, Hampson has a grainy, flexible voice perfectly suited to Mozart’s three Da Ponte operas, all of which he has recorded to acclaim. His other operatic recordings include Rossini’s Figaro, Yevgeny Onegin, Marcello, Thomas’ Hamlet and a disc of Verdi arias. He is also an outstanding recitalist with an enterprisingly wide repertory: in addition to his many recordings of lieder, he has performed and recorded little known songs by American composers, including Ives, Griffes and MacDowell, and created Night Speech, a song cycle by Stephen Paulus, at Spokane (1989). He has been particularly closely associated with the songs of Mahler, and has co-edited the Knaben Wunderhorn songs for the critical edition of the Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft (Universal Edition, Vienna)." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online. Item #23841

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