Master class

Master Class with Thomas Hampson (I/III)

2017 Heidelberger Frühling

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Thomas Hampson — Teacher, baritone
Justin Michael Austin — Baritone
Marie Seidler — Soprano
Susan Zarrabi — Mezzo-soprano
Fiona Pollak — Pianist
Jonathan Ware — Pianist
Akemi Murakami — Pianist

Program notes

Celebrated American baritone Thomas Hampson works with a select group of young singers on French and German song as part of the seventh annual Heidelberg Lied Academy at the International Music Festival Heidelberger Frühling.

The Heidelberg Lied Academy takes place every spring as part of the 5-week-long Musikfestival Heidelberger Frühling. Under the artistic direction of baritone Thomas Hampson, the academy offers a series of master classes aimed to give young singers the tools for well-informed, text-based song interpretation, and to enable them to tell rich stories through their musical performances. In the first of three April 2017 Academy master classes, Hampson worked with the singers soprano Marie Seidler, baritone Justin Michael Austin, and mezzo-soprano Susan Zarrabi on songs by Ravel, Berlioz, and Satie.

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Venue: Ballsaal Stadthalle (Heidelberg, Germany)
Production date: 2017
Recording date: April 4, 2017
Duration: 2 h 9 min
Production: © Heidelberger Frühling
Resolution: Full HD