Jonas Kaufmann Named Ambassador Of Jose Carreras Foundation

(Credit: ROH / Catherine Ashmore)

Jonas Kaufmann has been named ambassador for the José Carreras Leukemia Foundation.

In a press statement, José Carreras said, “Jonas Kaufmann is one of the most important singers of our time, and the fact that this highly-valued colleague supports me in our fight against leukemia is very important to me.

Kaufmann will join the foundation in a gala concert scheduled for  Dec. 14.

Jonas Kaufmann noted, “I admire José Carreras as an artist and as a human being, José Carreras is a true artist who never does things half way and he is a survivor who has surpassed his leukemia with incredible energy and subsequently founded this wonderful foundation.”

Kaufmann is currently in Australia where he is slated to perform three performances of Wagner’s “Parsifal” at the Sydney Opera alongside Michelle DeYoung. He returns to Europe for a new production of Verdi’s “Don Carlos” with Sonya Yoncheva and Elina Garanca at the Opera National de Paris. The tenor is also slated to return to Carnegie Hall and Symphony Hall for Act two of Wagner’s ‘Tristan Und Isolde.”

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

1 Comment on "Jonas Kaufmann Named Ambassador Of Jose Carreras Foundation"

  1. I like to see the joining of tenors and other opera singers in life as well as opera. It a superhuman effort to sing opera and a superhuman effort to overcome illness and it is inspiring to see and hear about supporting each other. Thank you both.

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