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Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

last weekArts : Parterre Box

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann's Johnson.

La fanciulla del west side

last monthArts : Parterre Box

Jonas Kaufmann's acclaimed Dick will highlight the Met's 2018-2019 season.

Pianist topples Jonas Kaufmann off German charts

Tipples all round at Schloss DG. The classical charts are out and Daniil Trifonov’s Chopin Evocations have knocked Germany’s favourite tenor off his customary position this week at the top of the sales charts. It’s a damn good record, too.  

Jonas Kaufmann: Tenor for the Ages: Engaging, thoughtful and candid-seeming profile of the star tenor

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Jonas Kaufmann © Gregor Hohenberg John Bridcut's film Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor for the Ages was broadcast on BBC Four (available on BBC iPlayer) on 15 October 2017 as part of the BBC Opera season. In this engaging 90 minute film we follow...Show More Summary

Broadcast: Oberon

2 months agoArts : Parterre Box

To hear and to discuss: Weber's Oberon starring Jonas Kaufmann, this afternoon at 1:00 PM.

Jonas Kaufmann rebooks his Four Last Songs

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The tenor has reinstated the Barbican concert he cancelled with bronchitis in February this year. The BBC Symphony concert has been rescheduled for Saturday 19 May 2018 at 7.30 pm and will include: Strauss Selected Songs Elgar In The South Strauss Four Last Songs People who booked for the previous event will have a priority booking period, starting this morning.

Jonas Kaufmann opens season with a cold cancellation

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Message from the German tenor: Dear Friends, I am so sorry that I was obliged to cancel my appearance at the prestigious George Enescu Festival due to a bad cold, and I deeply regret that any of you feel left down. I can very well understand that all those who have gone to great expense […]

Something for the weekend: Paris with Jonas

Jonas Kaufmann's new album of French arias, entitled simply L'Opéra, is out next week. Being JDCMB readers, dear friends, you are probably going to like it, so here is Sony's beautifully made trailer, narrated by the man himself.He strikes...Show More Summary

Opera Superagent Bruce Zemsky Dead At 62

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The co-founder of Zemsky Green Artist Management worked with some of the leading opera singers in the world today, among them Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Brandon Jovanovich, and Pretty Yende.

Jonas Kaufmann’s US manager dies suddenly, aged 62

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Bruce Zemsky, senior partner in the New York agency Zemsky Green, died on August 6. He had a terrific list of singers, which he served to the best of his ability. They included Jonas Kaufmann, Pretty Yende, Anja Harteros, Ermonela Jaho, Nino Machaidze, Eva Maria Westbroek, Gwyneth Jones, Charles Castronovo, Bogdan Jovanovich and Erwin Schrott (pictured […]

No-one’s bothered by Netrebko’s blackface

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

In contrast to Jonas Kaufmann’s Otello at Covent Garden, Anna Netrebko has been dipping into the shoe polish in Salzburg’s Aida. Some pictures are lighter than others but this screen grab seems true to life: So why are the usual suspects not howling foul? It is because the director is impeccably Iranian? Because the conductor […]

Jonas Kaufmann lets slip the new roles he is learning

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

More laid back Down Under than he can afford to be back home, Jonas Kaufmann began talking at a press conference about the roles he is learning for future performance. Among them are Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Pelléas in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Samson in the Saint-Saens opera and Paul in Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. This is […]

Jonas Kaufmann takes his kids to Australia

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

He pulled out of the Met’s Tosca because it meant spending too long away from his family. Australia, however, is no problem. He has taken the kids along for a run of three Parsifals. Plenty of beaches and diversions while Dad’s doing his singing. ‘I will continue to travel, ­because I know I cannot continue […]

Jonas Kaufmann is a fund-raiser for José Carreras

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The German tenor has been named ambassador for the José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation. He will join a Munich gala concert in December. No, the other tenor.

Here’s why you can’t see Kaufmann’s Otello in New York

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Covent Garden’s extraordinary production of Verdi’s late masterpiece, with Jonas Kaufmann making his debut in the title role, hits US screens from tomorrow. Some screens. Very few, in fact. In New York, it will show at the Landmark Sunshine cinema on Houston Street at 7:00 pm on Aug. 8. Now you would think there would be considerable interest […]

Another Replacement In The Met's 'Tosca' - But This One Is James Levine (!)

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The new production by director David McVicar, which opens at the Met's New Year's Eve gala, has already lost its original star tenor (Jonas Kaufmann) and soprano (Kristine Opolais). Now its planned conductor, Andris Nelsons (Opolais's husband), has withdrawn as well - and he's being replaced by a maestro who is certainly available and knows […]

Just in: New York Times beats London papers with first Otello review

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

It hurts to write this but the New York Times, at 10.45 this morning, beat the massed ranks of British broadsheets to post the first review of Jonas Kaufmann’s debut as Otello at Covent Garden. Zachary Woolfe’s verdict: In front of a sold-out Royal Opera House here, Mr. Kaufmann made his debut in the part, and […]

Jonas Kaufmann’s Otello: So how was it for you?

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The first newspaper review this morning of Kaufmann’s role debut says it ranks with the finest. Barry Millington writes in the Standard freesheet: ?For perfectly sound reasons, the Otello in Verdi’s opera falls prey to jealousy even more precipitately than his Shakespearian counterpart. Rarely has that gnawing suspicion seemed as convincing or moving as in […]

Jonas Kaufmann: Come watch us at the movies

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The tenor put in a plug for watching big stars at live cinema relays in a BBC Today programme interview. Listen to it here, starting at 2:24:00

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