Monday September 28, 2020

There's no doubting Thomas

Thomas Hampson is a heart-throb in the classical music world, whether he likes to accept that accolade or not - and he probably doesn't.

26th January, 2014
Thomas Hampson as the evil Scarpia during a recent performance of Tosca.

Thomas Hampson is a heart-throb in the classical music world, whether he likes to accept that accolade or not - and he probably doesn't. He stands 6'4", has JFK-esque good looks and exudes the sort of solidity that America expects of its folk heroes.

Descriptions have included ''indecently gifted'', ''Hampson by name, handsome by nature'' and ''matinee idol magnetism'', but these hardly matter to a man who insists he is just ''a singer of songs''.

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