Thomas Hampson

Opera on WRTI
2:09 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

The Met Opera on WRTI: Berg's Drama of Despair, WOZZECK, March 22, 1 PM

Soprano Deborah Voigt sings Marie, and baritone Thomas Hampson sings the title role in Berg's WOZZECK.

WOZZECK's longtime champion James Levine conducts Berg’s gripping score of passion, despair, and murder. Deborah Voigt and Thomas Hampson step into the demanding roles of Marie and the hapless title character for the first time in their remarkable careers.

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Opera on WRTI
3:04 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts On WRTI Begin With Verdi's SIMON BOCCANEGRA On May 18th

Baritone Thomas Hampson sings the title role in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Simon Boccanegra

Get ready for a dynamic season of opera broadcasts from the world-renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago. The lineup includes La boheme, Elektra, Hansel & Gretel, Rigoletto, Oklahoma! and more. This Saturday, May 18th, it's Giuseppe Verdi's SIMON BOCCANEGRA from 1 to 4 pm featuring baritone Thomas Hamspon in the title role. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

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ENCORE!
8:52 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America Series: 'Songs We've Always Sung,' Nov. 11th, 5 pm on ENCORE!

Thomas Hampson hosts another show in this fascinating American music series. Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs have become recital standards, but traditional texts and tunes have attracted many other classical composers, including John Jacob Niles, George Crumb, and Jake Heggie.  It's Songs We've Always Sung, Sunday, from 5 to 6 pm on Song of America.

Song listings Here

WRTI Spotlight
12:43 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Emily Dickinson's Letter To The World: Song of America, Oct. 28th, 5 pm on ENCORE!

The reclusive poet Emily Dickinson explored all of life’s emotions, and there are hundreds of compelling settings of her poems by composers from Ernst Bacon to André Previn to Ned Rorem. Hear some of them Sunday, October 28th, 5 to 6 pm as Thomas Hampson presents this acclaimed Song of America installment -  Emily Dickinson, Letter to the World.

Song listings with composer/poet and performers

WRTI Spotlight
12:45 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Women Composers on Song of America: Oct. 14 at 5 pm on Encore!

"There Is No Gender In Music," said composer Elinor Remick Warren. Tune in as host Thomas Hampson looks at the lives and songs of generations of American women composers, including Amy Beach, Florence Price, and Carrie Jacobs-Bond. Sunday, October 13th, 5 to 6 pm.

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Crossover
5:28 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Baritone Thomas Hampson's American Music Dream Realized

Listen back to an interview with Thomas Hampson from 2006. Jill Pasternak spoke with Mr. Hampson about his vision to create an American music radio series; that series - Song of America - is now showcased on WRTI on selected Sundays at 5 pm.

WRTI Spotlight
9:26 am
Sun September 23, 2012

Arthur Farwell, American Pioneer: Song of America, Sept. 23rd at 5 pm on Encore!

American composer Arthur Farwell may not be a familiar name to many, but he was an important influence on American Music at the turn of the 20th century.  Farwell took up Antonin Dvorak's challenge to Americans to find their own musical voices, and used music of Native Americans and words of American poets as inspiration for his own unique voice. He also pioneered the publishing of American composers and poets through his famed Wa-Wan Press.  Sunday, September 23rd from 5 to 6 pm. Baritone Thomas Hampson is your host.

WRTI Spotlight
4:32 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Champions of American Song: Song of America, Sept. 9th at 5 pm on Encore!

Over the course of the 20th century, our classical singers were enthusiastic advocates for songs by American composers. In this installment of Thomas Hampson's Song of America series you'll hear the music they brought to far-flung audiences through recitals, phonograph records, and radio broadcasts. Sunday, September 9th, 5 to 6 pm.

Song listings with composer/poet, and performers.

WRTI Spotlight
1:13 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Ives the Chronicler: Song of America on ENCORE! August 26, 5 pm

American composer Charles Ives was unprecedented at suiting his musical style to the story he wanted to tell; he created dozens of surprising “snapshots in song” of what it was like to be alive in America during his lifetime.

Baritone Thomas Hampson hosts this compelling series of programs covering the history of music in America, and its impact on society. Sunday, August 26, 5 to 6 pm.

Song listings with composer/poet, and performers.

WRTI Spotlight
7:15 am
Fri August 10, 2012

War Cries on Song of America: August 12th at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Baritone Thomas Hampson hosts this compelling series of programs covering the history of music in America, and its impact on society. Throughout our history, America has gone to war with bravado and with anguish.  Songs have helped shape those emotions, and express them - inspiring us to battle, sustaining our courage, giving us a way to lament our losses.  Hear this week's program on Sunday, August 12, 5 to 6 pm.  Songs include: "Dixie," "Over There," and "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

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