Motivated to promote cultural understanding across continents, Opera for Peace works to develop the next generation of opera professionals to become ambassadors of sound values, acting as a positive influence on society and future generations. During a week in June 2022, Opera for Peace gathered a group of young artists from across the globe in Rome to learn from each other and a number of singers with established careers. This film features six singers who followed masterclasses with Thomas Hampson and Lawrence Brownlee.
Thomas Hampson, one of the world’s leading baritone, who has received many honours and awards for his artistry and cultural leadership. He enjoys a singular international career, recording more than 150 albums in a discography that includes a Grammy, five Edison Awards, and the Grand Prix du Disque. Through the Hampsong Foundation which he founded in 2003 he employs the art of song to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding. Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a tenor on the world's top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. Captivating audiences and critics around the globe, he has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (The New York Times).
Baritone and Opera for Peace Ambassador
Tenor and Opera for Peace Ambassador
Pianist and Opera for Peace Artistic & Musical Advisor