Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Marina Rebeka, Juan Diego Flórez & Sonya Yoncheva Lead Teatro alla Scala’s 2022-23 Season

(Credit: Brescia Amisano / Teatro alla Scala) The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2022-23 Season featuring opera, recitals, and symphony concerts. The season opens with Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov.” The production will be directed by Kasper Holten and conducted by Riccardo Chailly. The work will star Ildar Abdrazakov, Lilly Jørstad, Anna Denisova, Agnieszka Rehlis, Norbert Ernst, Alexey Markov, Ain Anger, Misha Didyk, Andrii Goniukov, Alexander Kravets, Maria Barakova, Yaroslav Abaimov, and Oleg Budaratskiy.
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When Jonas Kaufmann fell in love with music

Jonas Kaufmann fell in love with singing when he joined a choir at an early age. “I got goosebumps right away,” Kaufmann told Norah O'Donnell.

Jonas Kaufmann: Opera's star tenor

60 Minutes has always had a soft spot for the opera. Maybe because, like us, opera is in the storytelling business – with big, sweeping improbable tales and characters. Tonight we introduce you to one of its star storytellers – a 52-year-old tenor from Germany, named Jonas Kaufmann.
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Watch tenor Jonas Kaufmann perform at The Met in New York

This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Norah O'Donnell profiled opera singer Jonas Kaufmann. The German, who 60 Minutes began following years ago, is considered one of the world's most talented tenors. Last month Kaufmann released a compilation album titled "The Tenor." In the video above you can watch Kaufmann perform...

Jonas Kaufmann | Sunday on 60 Minutes

Since the pandemic, performing arts have been upended. Now, artists like opera tenor Jonas Kaufmann have found a new appreciation for taking the stage with a live audience. Norah O’Donnell speaks with Kaufmann about what it’s like to be back, Sunday.

Jonas Kaufmann to be Featured on ’60 Minutes’

On May 22, Jonas Kaufmann is set to appear on the CBS show “60 minutes.”. The new interview tracks the tenor’s new appreciation for taking the stage with a live audience following the pandemic. Norah O’Donnell spoke with Kaufmann and also goes behind the scenes on his warm-up routine.
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Jonas Kaufmann: The biggest houses are struggling to sell tickets

Kaufmann speaks of an ‘existential crisis’ in opera, during an interview in Australia, where he is singing Lohengrin. He says: ‘Even the biggest houses, the strongest, the Vienna State Opera, Munich State Opera, Berlin, you name it. They all struggle in selling tickets and they play productions in front of a half empty hall. And that cannot go on for a very long time…

Jonas Kaufmann Expresses Concern About the Future of Opera

Jonas Kaufmann has expressed concern for the future of the opera world. The tenor, who is one of the biggest box office draws in the world, told the Age in an interview while performing “Lohengrin” at Opera Australia, “the pandemic has been an ‘existential’ crisis” for opera.”

Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Brian Jagde & Charles Castronovo Lead Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2022-23 Season

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2022-23 season featuring 10 new productions. Benedict Andrews directs Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” with Vladimir Jurowski conducting a cast that includes Louise Alder, Avery Amereau, Konstantin Krimmel, Sebastian Kohlhepp, Sandrine Piau, and Christian Gerhaher. Performance Dates: Oct. 26, 2022-July 17,...

Jonas Kaufmann, Elīna Garanča & Christian Gerhaher Lead Berliner Philharmoniker’s 2022-23 Season

The Berliner Philharmoniker has announced its 2022-23 season featuring some of the greatest singers in the world. Here is a look at the vocal highlights of the season. Georg Nigl, Dirk Rothbrust and Vilde Frang are the soloists in the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Vladimir Jurowski’s concert. The program includes music by Iannis Xenakis, Béla Bartók, and Gustav Mahler.

Jonas Kaufmann, Juan Diego Flórez, Sonya Yoncheva, Nina Stemme, & Piotr Beczala Lead Wiener Staatsoper’s 2022-23 Season

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced its 2022-23 season featuring six new productions, all of which are themed around Mahler. Lorenzo Viotti conducts “Von Der Liebe Tod” which includes Mahler’s “Kindertotenlieder” and “Das klagende Lied.” Calixto Bieito directs the production which stars Vera-Lotte Boecker, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Daniel Jenz, and Florian Boesch.

Jonas Kaufmann Awarded Corelli100 Prize

The inaugural Corelli100 Prize is set to be awarded to Jonas Kaufmann. The tenor will receive the prize on April 24 in Ancona which will be awarded by the Fondazione Teatro dell Muse. The prize is awarded to a person who has distinguished himself in the world of opera. The Fondazione said, “that Kaufmann represents the reference interpreter in the lyric repertoire and is recognized globally around the world.”

Jonas Kaufmann, Malin Byström, Lise Davidsen, Ailyn Pérez, Juan Diego Flórez Headline Royal Opera House’s 2022-23 Season

The Royal Opera House has announced its 2022-23 season which will feature 20 new productions, nine world premieres, and three UK premieres. Our focus will be solely on the operatic productions the company will be showcasing. The season opens with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in a production by Kasper Holten. Constantin...
The Guardian

The week in classical: Jonas Kaufmann/Diana Damrau/Helmut Deutsch; Royal Academy Opera

Barbican; Sainsbury theatre, Royal Academy Music, London. The peerless tenor and his companion turn Schumann and Brahms’s romantic duets into tiny operas, while the Royal Academy’s rising stars enchant… and mystify. Only ghosts remain at the old asylum of Endenich in Germany, now a clean, orderly museum...
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Meet Jonas Kaufmann? That’ll be £5,000

We hear that Friends of Covent Garden are being discreetly invited to a first night reception with Jonas Kaufmann when he sings Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci in London in July. Cost of a ticket? £5,000. That’s around $6,500.