Somehow omitted from my Spectator interview with Jonas… it’s Forza del Destino.
Jonas Kaufmann‘s long-awaited (if hardly guaranteed) return to the Met is but one of the highlights of the company’s upcoming season, to be announced at 11:00 AM today. Be sure to check back here at parterre.com at that time for complete details of repertoire and casting. (Until then, feel free to speculate!)
Either venomous fishwife Norman Lebrecht has deliberately misquoted and misinterpreted what Jonas Kaufmann said in a recent interview, or else Jonas Kaufmann needs to go fuck himself.
More revelations from my interview with the German tenor in today’s Spectator: Kaufmann makes no secret of his discomfort with New York’s Metropolitan Opera. ‘The productions have not always been that great. The HD [cinema screenings] are a big success but many people don’t see the need to go to the show in New York […]
The Spectator has just published my interview with the German tenor. Among other revelations: America’s sexual harassment hysteria has left him confused. I ask if he was ever targeted by predators. His response is swift and confessional. ‘When I was a student,’ he relates, ‘there was a promoter who offered me a concert in his […]
On the eve of his Barbican recital, one of the world’s greatest living tenors reveals all to Norman Lebrecht
I had an interview with Jonas Kaufmann on Sunday. ‘Hi, it’s Jonas.’ When the great tenor rings from Vienna, I ask if there are any topics he wants me to avoid, such are his minders’ anxieties. ‘Ask anything,’ laughs Jonas. ‘I’m not shy.’ So I did. You will have to wait for the rest, which […]
On this day in 2006 tenor Jonas Kaufmann made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Alfredo.
The superstar tenor appeared at Carnegie Hall on Saturday night, winning cheers despite vocal glitches.
The air was alive with excited murmurs Saturday, when Jonas Kaufmann fulfilled his long-awaited high-profile return to Carnegie Hall.
The German tenor is at Carnegie Hall tomorrow, singing Schubert’s Schöne Müllerin. He discusses recent cancellations in an interview with the AP, saying he refuses live a sheltered life just to conserve the voice. ‘There was a generation of singers that dedicated their lives, at least it seemed that would be the case, to the art […]
Camerata Pacifica Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 26, Messiaen’s “Appel interstellaire,” plus pieces by Ligeti, Britten and Bartók. Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. Sun., 3 p.m. Also, Huntington Library, Ritchie Auditorium, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Tue., 7:30 p.m. $50, $56....
German tenor Jonas Kaufmann will give a rare North American recital as part of the Broad Stage’s 2018 Celebrity Opera series on Monday. He’ll be performing Schubert’s “Die schöne Müllerin,” accompanied by pianist Helmut Deutsch — the same song cycle the duo recorded for Decca Records in 2010 to...
Hot on the heels of Jonas Kaufmann dumping Moscow, Diego Flores has told Budapest he won’t be there to sing in the New Year. His cancellation is at such short notice that no substitute has been found and the MUPA hall will be dark on one of the biggest nights of the year.
The tenor is ill, says concert agency Ildar Bakeev Entertainment. He will be replaced by Cardiff finalist Kang Wang and Bolshoi soloist Ekaterina Morozova.
The tenor, who was supposed to attempted the Richard Strauss valediction, has pulled out of a performance with Antonio Pappano and the Santa Cecilia in Rome. Kaufmann first cancelled the Songs in London last February. He has rescheduled to sing them at the Barbican in May. A causa di una improvvisa indisposizione il tenore Jonas […]
The latest benefit concert thrown in Munich by the retiring tenor José Carreras on behalf of leukaemia research, raised just under 3.3 million Euros. Among the performers were Jonas Kaufmann and the violinist David Garrett. Carreras said: ‘Jonas Kaufmann is one of the most important singers of our time.’
Since the Met first announced the new “Tosca” 10 months ago, the David McVicar production has lost its star tenor, Jonas Kaufmann; the soprano singing the title role, Kristine Opolais; its conductor, Andris Nelsons, who is married to Ms. Opolais; and his replacement, James Levine, who was suspended this month after being accused of sexual misconduct. […]
In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann's Johnson.
Jonas Kaufmann's acclaimed Dick will highlight the Met's 2018-2019 season.