On May 10, 2023, the outstanding Americal baritone Thomas Hampson will give a solo performance in the Great Hall of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet. Accompanied by pianist Wolfram Rieger, he will sing a special program of songs by Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt and Gustav Mahler.
Thomas Hampson, America’s foremost baritone, hails from Spokane, Washington. He has received many honors and awards for his probing artistry and cultural leadership. He enjoys a singular international career as an opera singer, recording artist, and “ambassador of song,” maintaining an active interest in research, education, musical outreach, and technology. Comprising more than 150 albums, his discography includes winners of a Grammy Award, five Edison Awards, and the Grand Prix du Disque. Through the Hampsong Foundation which he founded in 2003 he employs the art of song to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding.