I've attended Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera House tonight, and went backstage to meet Thomas Hampson.
First, let me tell you about him. He's very friendly and funny.
I was looking for his room, peeking at the names on the doors, and he bumped into me on the corridor when I was reading another singer's name on a door, and he asked: "Are you looking for Günther?" [Günther Groissböck, in the role of Banquo.] I said, "no, I'm looking for you!" He said, "Almaviva?" I said, "yes" and he said "io sono Figaro."