Master class

Master Class with Thomas Hampson

2016 Manhattan School of Music

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Thomas Hampson — Baritone

Michael Gracco — Baritone

Emma Mansell — Mezzo-soprano

Oliver Sewell — Tenor

Janet Todd — Soprano

Tao Jiang — Pianist

Andrew Sun — Pianist

Danny Zelibor — Pianist

Jonathan Gmeinder — Pianist

Program notes

American baritone Thomas Hampson presents his 2016 masterclass at the Manhattan School of Music’s Miller Recital Hall in New York City. He works with baritone Michael Gracco, mezzo-soprano Emma Mansell, tenor Oliver Sewell, and soprano Janet Todd on music by Thomas, Puccini, Mahler, Berlioz, Donizetti, Burleigh, Liszt, and Gounod. 

Legendary American baritone Thomas Hampson first gave a masterclass at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) in 2007. Since then, the brilliant artist and dedicated music educator has become a fixture at this elite American music conservatory, giving annual masterclasses and serving as a member of the MSM’s Board of Trustees. Here presents the last five of those masterclasses, from 2013 through 2017. In each masterclass, Hampson’s experience as a teacher—notably under the auspices of his ground-breaking Hampsong Foundation—shows in his work with talented young singers (MSM bachelors, masters, and doctoral students) on various aspects of their craft, from musical expression to vocal technique to stage presence. Join them on this journey into the heart of the musical art!

Photo: Thomas Hampson works with mezzo-soprano Emma Mansell in the 2016 Manhattan School of Music masterclass in Miller Recital Hall.

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