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.
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 © 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
To hear and to discuss: Weber's Oberon starring Jonas Kaufmann, this afternoon at 1:00 PM.
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.
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
From our pals at Scherzo in Madrid:
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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