19 Aug 2007
Art Songs From An Honorary Austrian
BY JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 17 August 2007]
Thomas Hampson, the famed baritone, may be from Spokane, Washington — but he's sort of an honorary Austrian, having lived in this country for years. He has also been a fixture at the Salzburg Festival. This year, he is not appearing in an opera, even though one of his best roles is in play: Onegin. But, on Tuesday night, he did sing a recital of German art songs — something else he does quite well.