He tells Laura Fontana: ‘This boy is so innocent that he doesn’t know how to seduce his müllerin. That’s Jonas Kaufmann. After a four-month break due to the covid-crisis, Jonas Kaufmann finally was allowed back on stage for two concerts: On June 29 Jonas Kaufmann performed Gustav Mahler's 'Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen' for the 13th Monday Concert with Kirill Petrenko.This concert was also the final performance of a very unusual season of the Bayerische Staatsoper. James Levine, the Met’s longstanding Music Director, who has conducted 21 complete Ring cycles at the Met; and Fabio Luisi, the Met’s Italian-born Principal Conductor, who took over conducting the second half of the cycle after illness. And for Jonas Kaufmann the Verdi bicentenary in 2013 is inevitably dominated by performances of works by the great Italian opera composer, with three productions of Don Carlo (in London, Milan and Salzburg), two role débuts in Il trovatore and La forza del destino and his first album devoted to Verdi. ", "Le ténor le plus demandé sur les scènes internationales reste cependant un chanteur hors pair, un artiste d'une classe folle. Jonas Kaufmann on his role debut in a BR Klassik interview (in German), Mr. Kaufmann, his shadowy tenor pained and passionate, responded with uncharacteristic fearlessness. The much debated Robert Lepage. English: "Translation by Laura Fontana - The revolutionary opera Andrea Chenier of Umberto Giordano, which was premiered in 1896, is an impressive masterpiece that could only be performed in Vienna after the end of the monarchy. 617 puhuu tästä. Support the artists, support an idea of Life that helps Life. The orchestra also contributed to the stunning performance by, for example, bringing impeccable balance to the foreboding opening to ‘Beim Schlafengehen’, and a beautiful sense of flow to its violin solo, courtesy of guest leader Igor Yuzefovich. Anja Harteros (Elisabetta) and Jonas Kaufmann (Carlo) in Verdis "Don Carlo", Bayerische Staatsoper München. Quite simply, Verdi is musically synonymous with Italy. Love and longing are central themes of 'Selige Stunde', but also tranquility and farewell. For International fans, we know so far that the concert will be broadcast live in Germany (NDR), Sweden (SVT), Norway (NRK), Denmark (DR), Belgium (RTBF), Australia (UKTV) and will also be cinecast in Canadian cinemas. On December 17 Jonas Kaufmann received the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art. With Jochen Rieder and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre. Jonas was joined by Sonya Yoncheva, Plácido Domingo, Juan Diego Flórez, Gustavo Dudamel, Yuja Wang and the Wiener Philharmoniker. He sang with heart. before any more speculation and rumors get into circulation, I would like to inform you today that my forced break is as good as over. Jonas will sing arias by Jules Massenet, Giacomo Puccini and Emmerich Kálmán.The open air concert infront of the Schloss Schönbrunn is for free. Gibbons are apes, that famous for their incredible singing capabilities. The most extended number on the program, it gave him the chance to show what a superb vocal storyteller he is. ", "The reason for the buzz around this revival came clear as Jonas Kaufmann launched into his rapturous opening aria. "The art of Jonas Kaufmann is that of an intimate expressive surrender; a song from the depth of his being, based on an absolute control of the emotional voltage, which he doses and administers with almost religious care. JONAS KAUFMANN, JOYCE DIDONATO, JAVIER CAMARENA TEATRO REAL, PRESS CONFERENCE THANKS TO # tenorjaviercamarena INSTAGRAM English: "This morning, meeting with the press. - See more at: http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/live-reviews/review-jonas-kaufmann-concert-opera-australia#sthash.tf3rJ6Uz.dpuf, "Kaufmann arrived in Sydney following performances of 'La Forza del Destino' so it’s perhaps not surprising that his singing of Alvaro’s final aria from that opera was rather special. Mi potevi scagliar from Giuseppe Verdi's Otello. The film will be shown in German, Austrian & Swiss cinemas from October 8th, and all other countries from November 17th, except in North America where the film will launch there in January 2016. Let It Snow! "Over the past two decades the number of studio recordings produced by the world’s biggest record labels of grand operas has dwindled. I have been fighting an infection since before the opening night. - Laurent Bury, Forumopera. Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen joins on three duets and the album was recorded with the Vienna Philharmonics and conductor Ádám Fischer. Das liegt am Protagonisten, Jonas Kaufmann in der Rolle des trauernden Paul, der über den Tod seiner geliebten Marie nicht hinwegkommen kann.Gert Korentschnig, Kurier, Jonas Kaufmann in der mörderischen Tenorpartie des trauernden Paul ist nahezu durchgängig in Hochform!Joachim Lange, taz, Mehr Star-Power geht nicht: Tenor Jonas Kaufmann, Sopranistin Marlis Petersen und Dirigent Kirill Petrenko sorgten für Weltklasse-Glamour in der Bayerischen Staatsoper. It was the 586th performance of the old "Tosca" production at the Wiener Staatsoper - but with Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel in the leading roles it was a very special one. Share on facebook. Friday, July 31st: Don't miss the live screening / streaming of Puccinis "Manon Lescaut" from the Nationaltheater in Munich. On October 27 the opera will also be shown live in cinemas around the world. Over the years the initial teacher-pupil relationship has been transformed into a wonderful example of artistic communication that has found expression not only in the recording studio but also at countless song recitals, most notably at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on 30 October 2011, the first solo recital heard at the Met since Luciano Pavarotti’s recital in 1994. Da schaukelte sich was auf – und zündete hernach im Auditorium. We artist are fragile, hence the world of Opera too.Dear friends from all over Europe and the World, who share our musical brotherhood and appreciate the true value of what we bring every day to our society, know that your signature will be a fundamental support for the present and the future of the lyric world, but, beyond, to all the performing arts professions, now seriously threatened, whose activity so naturally permeates life, that everyone has even lost any consciousness of it. Opera fans from all over the world are looking forward to Jonas' role debut as Otello in London on June 21. This was broadcast live in full on arte Live Web and had been available online for a couple of days.The excerpts from the concert (43 min.) ", "Startenor mit Comeback in Paris. Jonas Kaufmann betört als atemberaubender Bandit Dick Johnson; die Kraftreserven, die erregende Legato-Kultur und das fast gehauchte piano suchen ihresgleichen. „One of the year's landmark classical recordings”, “As the joke goes, I wish I could jack up the scorecard and give this CD an ‘11-11’.”, “No Wagner tenor sings Lieder with such musicianship, colour and sensitivity. Jonas Kaufmann performed 'Die schöne Müllerin' by Schubert accompanied by Helmut Deutsch infront of an audience of 800 people. Alongside excerpts of „Tannhäuser“, „Siegfried“, „Walküre“, „Meistersinger“ and „Rienzi“ the CD contains the two-verse original version of the Grail narration from „Lohengrin“ as well as the Wesendonck Songs. After this, his 2017 Otello here is even more eagerly anticipated. He sang the pensive and romantic passages with veiled dusky colorings and tender lyricism, and unleashed pent-up power in full-bodied phrases, capped by fearless high notes.Anthony Tommasini, The New York TimesJonas Kaufmann's darkly burnished tenor encompassed both the dramatic intensity and exquisite lyricism required of Faust. I am having fun. Da un punto di vista tecnico Kaufmann è qualcosa di unico: controlla l'emissione illuminando o ombreggiando ogni parola, ogni frase. For anyone who missed the concert at the Waldbühne or just wants to see it again, there are a few possiblities to do so. Jonas Kaufmann will make quite a few appearances on German and Austrian TV shortly before christmas.Starting off as a guest on Barbara Schöneberger and Hubertus Meyer-Burckhardt's NDR Talk Show on December 13th at 10pm, he will then appear on DAS! 5.1K likes. Anyone know how many will be attendance ? Read more in "Limelight". Kate Aldrich and Jonas Kaufmann in the new production of "Carmen" at the Festival Choregies d'Orange. Almost eighty years ago, in the abyss of the deadliest war in history and under the « Blitz », in a London that had become the last bastion of hope for free mankind, the great Winston Churchill, when asked to cut funding for the Arts to support the war effort, responded with an incomparable panache « Then what would we be fighting for? Und alle akustischen und sonstigen Widrigkeiten sind überwunden, übersprungen, dank der Intensität dieses Singens.". English: "Translation by Laura Fontana - MUSIC TALK The tenor Jonas Kaufmann Jonas Kaufmann is the "most important and versatile tenor of his generation", according to the New York Times. ", "Timely as Umberto Giordano’s opera is, it’s rarely performed, as the taxing title role demands an exceptional tenor. “Even as interpreters we always find ourselves sucked into the emotional undertow of these songs, although we know perfectly well what to expect. The ROH's new production, directed by Keith Warner and conducted by Antonio Pappano, will be relayed live to cinemas as round the world on June 28. The award which which is given for outstanding achievements in the political, economic, cultural, intellectual and voluntary area, was handed by Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer. ‘Im Abendrot’ then saw ‘nicht’ in ‘Dass wir uns nicht verirren’ given just a slight emphasis that spoke volumes, while even the final two words, ‘der Tod’, were given very different places in Kaufmann’s voice, thus epitomising how he explored each word to the very end. The15th of February sees not only the Met Premiere of "Parsifal“ but also the release of Jonas Kaufmann’s much anticipated Wagner CD. Saturday, March 28: The new production of „Cavalleria rusticana“ and „Pagliacci“ staged by Philipp Stölzl and conducted by Christian Thielemann marks a double debut of Jonas Kaufmann, singing both Turiddu und Canio. Between the songs you’ll hear some statements from Helmut and me. Jonas Kaufmann by Laura Fontana, Milano (Milan, Italy). Kaufmann brings to the part a full-throated heroic tone that also magically floats in response to the nuances of the text.". What a privilege to live in the same era as you! The role of Maddalena is sung by my colleague Eva-Maria Westbroek, with whom I hope to have the pleasure of many a joint appearance in coming seasons. The album is released as limited first edition with bonus DVD, on vinyl LP and standard CD, as well as Super-Deluxe Box Set. Jonas Kaufmann accepted the Gold Award for his CD "You mean the world to me" in the NDR Talk Show in 2016 Photo: NDR / Uwe Ernst. This was followed by another recital with Helmut Deutsch at the "Theater im Park", a newly initiated summer stage by Michael Niavarani & Georg Hoanzl. With Bryn Terfel performing his first complete cycles as the embattled god Wotan and American soprano Deborah Voigt making her role debut as his disobedient warrior-daughter Brünnhilde, alongside international stars Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek as the incestuous Siegmund and Sieglinde, and last-minute stand-in Jay Hunter Morris saving the day as the fearless but ill-fated hero Siegfried, the New York Times declared the cast “as strong a lineup of vocal artists for a Wagner opera as I have heard in years”. Saturday, March 2 at 12 pm ET: See the Met's new production of "Parsifal" in the cinema of your hometown - live in HD. According to the results of my latest medical examinations, I am now well on the way to recovery, and so I will be able to resume my activities from the beginning of July. Obviously, the success that these broadcasts are meeting paradoxically attests to the public’s attachment to « living art ». To avoid permanent damage, I have to stop singing until the haematoma has completely subsided. The course also contains the first video material of a master class Jonas Kaufmann gave for students in Munich. A must-see event for Jonas Kaufmann fans everywhere. I look forward to being back with you as soon as possible and thank you all again for your kindness, well-wishes and understanding. "Moins d’insolence dans la facilité technique, plus de subtilité dans le soin porté au détail et surtout une humanité arrondie par les années: l’éclat du timbre fait aujourd’hui place à un chant mûri." Page by Laura Fontana. Jonas Kaufmann feiert in seiner ersten Staatsopernpremiere mit prachtvollem, männlichem Bronze-Timbre, glutvollen Macho-Tönen und viel Sinn für lyrische Piano-Feinheiten ein fulminantes Debüt als Edelbandit Dick Johnson. The recording was made in October last year in the August Everding Hall in Grünwald in Munich and documents the current state of a very special partnership that began many years ago at the Munich Academy of Music and Theatre. Their journey will take them from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona to Geneva, Berlin, Graz, London, Paris, Prague and Moscow, ending at La Scala, Milan, on 14 April 2014. The critics of "Limelight" have selected last year's top 40 classical releases. ", “His two main monologues ideally married words and line with scarcely conceivable power and dramatic nuance, all the while deploying his formidable acting skills. ", "Jonas Kaufmann ist als des Grieux ein geradezu manisch Liebender, dessen vokale Reserven an diesem Abend unerschöpflich sind. Anca-Monica Pandelea’s film documents Kaufmann’s special affinity with the Italian language, its way of life and its culture – and also, of course, its music. Kaufmann has donated the prize to the BSO's Children's and. “Ombra di nube” by Licinio Refice may not be an aria at all, but rather an art song, but I found the recording by the verismo diva Claudia Muzio so heart‑stirring that I absolutely had to record the piece. His sound inescapably evokes memories of live performances and classic recordings by Vinay, Vickers and other masters; in a single night he joined their company. State minister Christine Haderthauer attended the ceremony and the Intendant of the Bayerische Staatsoper Nikolaus Bachler handed the prize to Kaufmann. Concerning the recital in the TCE on October 13 we look for an alternate date. The documentary will be available outside of Germany and Austria from November 1. It is awarded to acknowledge and reward excellent and outstanding achievements in the field of science and art. What makes the album unique, however, are the lesser known titles such as 'Still wie die Nacht', which Helmut Deutsch stumbled upon in an old album of sheet music such as one would have found in musical households in the first half of the 20th century. Und er wird es: Das teilt sich sogar den zerstreutesten Schwatztanten im Publikum mit. For Jonas’ British fans, be sure to tune into BBC TWO (1st half) and BBC One (2nd half) for the full concert. The piece was composed for alto and tenor, however, Jonas will sing both roles himself. StartNewsScheduleNew releasesAll CDsAll DVDs / Blu-rays, Biography / TimelineInterviews / Portraits PrintInterviews / Portraits TV & RadioPress, More about Jonas:FacebookTwitterInstagramSonyNewsletter, "The song recital which inaugurated this residency was simply superb", "...the climax of the love duet was thrilling in the extreme. Whether it's thundering out Chenier's early declaration of idealism (…) or eking out the deparate passion of his farewell verses, Kaufmann sings with thrilling power, burnished tone and ringing top notes. Jonas Kaufmann will sing "Recondita armonia" from Puccini's "Tosca". The conductors are James Levine (Das Rheingold, Die Walküre) and Fabio Luisi (Siegfried, Götterdämmerung). Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch will make their Carnegie Hall recital début on 20 February, before going on tour with Winterreise, starting on 28 March. "An Italian Night - Live from the Waldbühne" - July 10th 2019 in cinemas in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ". JONAS KAUFMANN ON "LE PARISIEN" English: "Translation by Laura Fontana - The celebrated German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, who will be back on stage in Paris in Wagner's "Lohengrin" after 4 months of absence to treat his vocal cords, recognizes that he must "pay more attention to … A great night at La Scala: the audience demanded no less than 5 encores, including a repeat of ‘Nessun dorma’. “In the title role, Jonas Kaufmann was in a class of his own, totally involved and giving a masterclass of daringly varied, sometimes mannered, vocal technique.”, „Kaufmann ist überhaupt der Star der Aufführung: Sein Tenor mit baritonalem Timbre, exzellenter Höhe und leichter Italianità auch bei Wagner-Rollen ist perfekt für den Lohengrin.“, „In Kaufmann, il cavaliere, la recitazione è in perfetto accordo con il disegno vocale. Coffee time: Jonas Kaufmann, his wife Christiane Lutz, Judith Williams and her husband Alexander Stecher. Such radiant singing seared the heart and provoked one of the greatest ovations in recent memory.“, “The obvious raison d’être for the endeavour was Jonas Kaufmann, who pined nobly in the title role and rang the rafters neatly and toughly, perhaps more often than absolutely necessary. Cinema audiences worldwide will experience this unforgettable event, and be treated to a revealing introduction to Puccini – the man, the musician, the superstar – narrated by Jonas and featuring rare archive footage. [...] A notoriously slow starter, Kaufmann hit the ground running here, leaping through the window with swagger, launching into a full flow of bronzed tone. The second part is filled with evergreens by Robert Stolz, Emmerich Kálmán, Franz Léhar and Rudolf Sieczynski. TV live broadcast of Ariadne scheduled for the very next day Kaufmann agrees to sing with score from the sides while Beczala acts the part on stage. The awards ceremony has been recorded by SAT.1 and will be broadcast on SAT.1 Gold on the 13th of May at 10,35pm CET. Quand commence « In fernem Land », sur un souffle, on n'entend plus une mouche voler, tout le public de Bastille succombe à ces pianissimos inouïs qui bientôt s'abolissent dans la plus éclatante puissance. Going by the motto "learn from the best", celebrities relay their knowledge and know-how to anyone who is interested in learning their craft. An overview of all the screenings can be found here. The most extended number on the program, it gave him the chance to show what a superb vocal storyteller he is. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. His singing, which seems to gain in weight and richness every time he appears here, is exceptional. The honor was presented to him and Sir Antonio Pappano by the Prince of Wales in his role as president of the Royal College of Music. You will find on my channel the best videos of Jonas Kaufmann, German startenor internationally-known since now more than 10 years. Chénier’s poetic exhortations were fleshed out through his swarthy middle voice to the most thrillingly open top in the business. The evening ended on a very light note with the encore "Libiamo ne'lieti calici" from La Traviata, where Sonya Yoncheva suddenly found herself accompanied by three Alfredos and conducted by two maestros. Or a play. More information on the projects of this non-profit: Zuflucht Kultur, Photo: Rainer Fleischmann / Schlossfestspiele Regensburg. Jonas Kaufmann says one of the few good things the Covid-Crisis has brought, is a flexibility to say yes to spontaneous engagements such as the recital at the Vienna State Opera on September 29. "Nights at the opera like this come along once in a blue moon. Conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by Christof Loy, Kaufmann and Netrebko are joined by Ludovic Tézier, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Alessandro Corbelli (amongst others). The beautiful open air location in the Schwarzenberg Park, which is usually closed to the public, was a perfect setting for a program of Richard Strauss lieder and Viennese songs such as "Ich muss wieder einmal in Grinzing sein" or "Wien wird schön erst bei Nacht". When I recorded these two scenes for my Verdi album, I was so drawn into the sway of the music that I wish I could have sung the whole part on stage straightaway. […] With its dark shadings, his tenor sounds the way he looks — matinee idol features offset by designer stubble. "The familiar arias felt like they had been considered anew, and Mr. Kaufmann’s singing was splendid — his voice vibrant with dusky colors and warmth, his phrasing impassioned. Let It Snow!,” “Winter Wonderland,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “White Christmas.”, It’s Christmas! The Award ceremony will take place on October 26th in the Philharmonie in Munich. The first part of the concert is dedicated to the wonderful compositions by Johann Strauß II, as Jonas sang many of his operettas at the beginning of his career. If the object of his affections made a move – he’d probably run a mile. ", Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald, 11.08.2019, "There’s something thrilling about seeing the world’s best in action. Ever since he first went on holiday there with his family, Italy has been “the land of longing” for Kaufmann. Dear Friends, I’m so sorry that my cancellations have been the source of a lot of disappointment and frustration over the past few weeks. Please log in again. Not a novel. Broadcast from 8pm onwards, Jonas will also perform an aria from his new Verdi album. … Every leaf in the woods glowed as Kaufmann looked around and sang with that velvety tone that is his alone. ", "...the melting beauty of his intonation and the nuance of his phrasing are sublime. To be a great Werther, a tenor must somehow be charismatic yet detached, vocally impassioned yet ethereal. The cast: Jonas Kaufmann (Lohengrin), Annette Dasch (Elsa), Evelyn Herlitzius (Ortrud), Tomas Tomasson (Telramund), Rene Pape (König Heinrich) and Zeljko Lucic (Heerrufer). Jonas Kaufmann performed the arias „Pourquoi me réveiller“ and „Nessun dorma!“ as well as „Wenn es Abend wird“ from Kálmáns „Gräfin Mariza“ and as an encore "Wien, Wien nur du allein". You can also see it in cinemas in the UK & Ireland on August 30th. 06.08.2021 Concert Waldbühne, Berlin. Absolutely, I experienced Kaufmann singing this cycle live and by the middle of Wander’n he WAS that brash youth. His two new recordings, Wagner on Decca and the complete Die Walkure on Mariinsky, are stunners.”, David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer, „Niemand klingt so unfassbar wunderbar und herzbewegend, wenn ‚In fernem Land’ us seinem Mund direkt aus seiner Seele ertönt.“, „Was für eine wirklich grandiose CD! Here is the link to a video with Highlights from the recording sessions and interviews. Jonas enjoyed a great evening Wednesday night singing at the premiere of “Lohengrin” at the Opéra national de Paris. My personal favorite on this album is a largely unknown piece, the lament of Romeo over the dead Juliet from the operatic version by Riccardo Zandonai. Don’t miss Jonas Kaufmann receiving his award for Singer of the Year at the Echo Klassik Preis this Sunday 6 October. On November 18th 2019, Jonas Kaufmann gave his role debut as Paul in Erich Wolfgang Korngolds opera "Die Tote Stadt at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Jonas Kaufmann, with heroic stage presence and voice to match, is such a man. In celebration of his 50th birthday, Jonas Kaufmann will be seen in a few appearances in tv and in a cinema-transmission of "An Italian Night - Live from the Waldbühne". Mr. Kaufmann did the climactic phrase with a softness rare among tenors, following the pianissimo dynamic Bizet wrote in the score. After the award ceremony which took place in the Aula Enrico Caruso in Torre del Lago, Kaufmann visited Puccini's Villa, guided by Simonetta Puccini, the composer's granddaughter. I‘ve decided to help opera singers in my country: www.saengerhilfe.de. Sein baritonales Timbre, seine Gestaltungskraft, seine Phrasierungskunst, seine fabelhafte Höhe – all das passt perfekt zu dieser anspruchsvollen Rolle. He was magnificent when he belted out “Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert” (“Friends, life is worth living”) from Lehar’s “Giuditta,” a proud and fiery aria.“ Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times, Oct. 7th 2018.