29 May at 02:19 ·. I am so very sorry not to have been able to come to Paris to sing Tosca for a public so very special to me. I had hoped to be able to return for at least some of the performances but my medical team has insisted that I extend my convalescence somewhat longer. I would never want to disappoint all the people who honor me by wishing to hear me, but unfortunately we singers are also athletes, and even a slight disturbance such as the one I have experienced can prevent us from performing at our best.
Jonas Kaufmann - "The Verdi Album" Interview (English Version). Jonas Kaufmann, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Coro del Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, Corrado Casati, Orchestra dell'Opera di Parma & Alberto Bologni. 14 Songs, 1 Hour 24 Minutes. Released: 13 Sep 2013. 2013 Sony Music Entertainment. More By Jonas Kaufmann.
Jonas Kaufmann (born 10 July 1969) is a German operatic tenor. He is best known for his performances in spinto roles such as Don José in Carmen, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, and the title role in Don Carlos. He has also sung leading tenor roles in the operas of Richard Wagner in Germany and abroad, most notably at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He is also an accomplished Lieder singer the most.
Jonas Kaufmann is now the world’s most successful tenor. He is internationally acclaimed for his roles in Italian, German and French repertoire and he appears at all the leading international opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan, the Vienna State Opera, the Paris Opéra and London’s Covent Garden. In 2015 his album Nessun dorma – The Puccini Album obtained his best ever general-album chart success in many countries including in Germany, UK, France & Spain. In 2014 he received the German Bambi Award for his album, Du bist die Welt für mich.
It was with the music of Verdi that Jonas Kaufmann made his international breakthrough in 2006, when he sang the role of Alfredo in La traviata at the Met. And this year, being Verdi's bicentenary, Kaufmann has been kept busy with performances of Don Carlo in London, Milan and Salzburg, as well as two role debuts - in Il trovatore and La forza del destino - and this, his first album devoted to Verdi. The CD features 13 highlights, of which 11 are firsts for the tenor. On stage he has so far sung only La donna è mobile from Rigoletto and the duet with the Marquis de Posa from Don Carlo
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