Thomas Hampson, whose European opera career has outpaced
engagements in his native country, is now appearing with more
frequency in U.S. opera houses. This month, San Francisco Opera
welcomes the baritone's first stateside Macbeth; later this season,
he'll sing Germont at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Don Carlo in the
Met's Ernani. DAVID J. BAKER listens in.
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