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Toronto: Koerner Hall concludes its 10th anniversary season April 30 with Thomas Hampson and Luca Pisaroni

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Season Finale Festival, which celebrates the 10th anniversary concert season at Koerner Hall, starts on April 30 with opera stars Luca Pisaroni and Thomas Hampson in a concert titled No Tenors AllowedItalian bass-baritonePisaroni returns to Koerner Hall, this time joined by his father-in-law, famed American baritone Thomas Hampson(who appeared this season with the Canadian Opera Company in the world premiere of Daniel MacIvor and Rufus Wainwrights’s Hadrian), to perform an evening of operatic arias and Broadway songs, accompanied by pianist Vlad IftincaHampson “is without question one of the world’s greatest opera singers … a voice, a baritone so rich it can circle the universe,” stated Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America

He has received many honours and awards for his probing artistry and cultural leadership, and his discography includes winners of a Grammy Award, five Edison Awards, and the Grand Prix du Disque. The concert will be preceded by Pre-concert Talk at 7pm with Rick Phillips. After a recent No Tenors Allowed concert in Boston, Operawire stated, Pisaroni and Hampson didn’t need big sets or costumes to tell the stories of their particular acts. They did it with their voices, their bodies, and together,” and called the singers “two brilliant artists.”

Luca Pisaroni and Thomas Hampson: No Tenors Allowed (Season Finale Festival): Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 8pm; Pre-concert Talk at 7pm | KH; $55-$115

For tickets, phone 416-408-0208 or visit

A limited number of $15 Rush Tickets are available starting 90 minutes before all performances presented by

The Royal Conservatory. 

All concerts take place at The Royal Conservatory of Music

TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Photo: Luca Pisaroni and Thomas Hampson. © 2013 Nachtigall Artists.