Andrea Molino conductor
Thomas Hampson baritone
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Messiaen Le Tombeau Resplendissant
R. Strauss Tod und Verklärung
About the performance
“You would think…that the singer worked with Mahler himself .” La Croix
The MSO is delighted to present Thomas Hampson, one of the most renowned baritones of our time, in his Australian orchestral debut.
There is no shortage of praise for Hampson’s artistry: his performances have been described as ‘supreme’ and ‘impeccable’; his voice, a ‘truly incredible instrument’.
A protege of Leonard Bernstein, who recognised his extraordinary talent over four decades ago, Hampson has a huge operatic repertoire and a discography of over 170 albums. He has an international reputation for his mastery as an interpreter and performer of everything from lieder to chanson, opera to American Art Song (of which he is a passionate advocate).
A truly spine-tingling evening awaits when Thomas Hampson delivers his rendition of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and the Orchestra, conducted by Andrea Molino, perform Mahler’s Totenfeier, Messiaen’s sublime Le Tombeau resplendissant and Richard Strauss’ uplifting Tod und Verklärung.
Join us for a pre-concert conversation inside Costa Hall from 6.30pm.
1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 20-minute interval