Thomas Hampson en The Lyric Opera of Chicago: Wagner's Parsifal (in German) <div><strong>Airs, Saturday, May 31 at 12 noon.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Wagner's masterpiece </span>Parsifal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> staring Paul Groves as </span>Parsifal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with </span>Daveda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Karanas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Kundry<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Thomas </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Amfortas<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Kwangchul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Youn<span Sat, 31 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 44979 at The Lyric Opera of Chicago: Wagner's Parsifal (in German) Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra <p><strong>Airs Monday, March 31 at 11 a.m.</strong> This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony baritone Thomas Hampson will join maestro Manfred Honeck for the Orchestral Songs for Baritone and Orchestra by Richard Strauss. Also joining maetsro Honeck will be french horn soloist William Cabellero who will be featured in the Horn Concerto No. 1 also by Richard Strauss. The concert will open with &nbsp;John Stafford Smith’s arrangement of the “The Star Spangled Banner" and the concert will conclude with Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World."</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 42008 at Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Metropolitan Opera: Berg's Wozzeck <p><strong>Airs Saturday, March 22 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Berg's&nbsp;Wozzeck conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. Levine has led more performances of Berg’s dark opera than any other conductor in Met history. Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt are singing their first-ever performances of the leading roles this season: Wozzeck, a hapless soldier crushed by society, and Marie, his unfaithful mistress. This performance will also star Simon O’Neill as the Drum-Major, Peter Hoare as the Captain, and Clive Bayley as the Doctor. Wozzeck will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 41515 at Metropolitan Opera: Berg's Wozzeck Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra <p><strong>Airs Monday, April 29 at 11 a.m. </strong>&nbsp;This week conductor&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manfred&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Honeck is joined on stage by baritone&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thomas&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hampson&nbsp;and soprano&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chen&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reiss for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Antonin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dvorak’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Biblical Songs and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 26716 at Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Legendary Performers: Dame Joan Sutherland, La Stupenda <p><strong>Airs Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. </strong>It was in the notoriously opera-critical country of Italy that Joan&nbsp;Sutherland was christened &ldquo;The Stunning One&rdquo; after her debut in Venice in 1960.&nbsp; The previous year, after her &ldquo;Mad Scene&rdquo; in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the applause lasted&nbsp;20 minutes. The&nbsp;next&nbsp;year, in anticipation of her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the same role, the queue for standing room tickets began at 7.30 that morning. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Jon Tolansky 7669 at Legendary Performers: Dame Joan Sutherland, La Stupenda