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Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – International (7/20-22)
It's a weekend of Bel Canto, Wagner, Mozart, and Puccini with many of the greatest stars in the world. There are some rarities and some signature pieces that are must see. Tosca - Teatro Municipal de Chile, Chile Melody Moore and Lilit Soghomonyan share the title role in Puccini's masterpiece with Leonardo Caimi and  Artem Golubev alternating Cavaradossi. Elchin Azizov and Alexander Krasnov portray Scarpia with Konstantin Chudovsky and Pedro-Pablo Prudencio alternating in the…
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Sony To Release Jonas Kaufmann’s Waldebuhne Concert
Sony Classical has announced the release of Jonas Kaufmann's Waldebuhne concert. The concert, which was held on July 13, 2018, and later broadcast on ZDF, saw Kaufmann performing a number of Italian songs from his album "Dolce Vita" and also included a special appearance from Anita Rachvelshvili, who performed alongside the tenor. Both performers were accompanied by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. The DVD is the latest in a number of releases for Jonas Kaufmann.…
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Opera Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Jonas Kaufmann’s Legendary Career
Jonas Kaufmann is the world's most famous tenor. The tenor is widely-known as a sure blockbuster hit, selling out virtually any performance that he is to be a part of. His career, despite still being at its height in mid 2018, is already legendary. With his birthday passing just a few days ago, we wanted to continue the celebration with a quiz. How well do you know of the German…
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Top Five Operas To See This Weekend – International (7/13-15)
Fair warning - you'll notice that two countries dominate this weekend's choices and among those, one opera crops up a bit. It's a weekend with solid offerings all around, but our choices are filled with tremendous star power that was simply too potent to turn away from. Falstaff - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, UK Verdi's final masterpiece gets a performance on Friday night in a showcase that received rave…
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Artist Profile: Jonas Kaufmann, THE Tenor of the 21st Century
Jonas Kaufmann is THE tenor of the 21st century. Born on July 10, 1969, in Munich, he began his vocal training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. During the time of his studies, Kaufmann sang smaller roles at the Bayerische Staatsoper. He graduated in 1994 with a promising career on the horizon. Then crisis struck in 1995 with the tenor undergoing vocal challenges that he rectified when…
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Bayerische Staatsoper 2017-18 Review: Parsifal
"Parsifal. Parsifal." Real? Dreamed? Which? In the opening of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opernfest 2018, we couldn’t tell. The new production by Pierre Audi and Georg Baselitz, which featured Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Christian Gerhahar, Nina Stemme, Wolfgang Koch, and conductor Kirill Petrenko, took us to a world far-beyond the drizzly night outside the doors, and watched a human and sacred tale that raised similar questions. Set in a nameless wood,…
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Bayerische Staatsoper 2017-18 Live Stream: Jonas Kaufmann Leads Starry Cast in ‘Parsifal’
The Bayerische Staatsoper will live stream its new production of Wagner’s “Parsifal” on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The production, directed by Pierre Audi, will be led by Music director Kirill Petrenko and star Jonas Kaufmann, Christian Gerhaher, René Pape, Wolfgang Koch, and Nina Stemme. The stream kicks off at 5 p.m. local time. That’s around 12 p.m. EDT and 9 a.m. PST for the start time. This is the last…
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Top 6 Operas to See This Weekend – International (6/29-7/1): Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, & Angela Gheorghiu Lead Star-Studded Weekend
It's a star-studded weekend. Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Angela Gheorghiu, and many others perform around the world. Here is a look at what you cannot miss this weekend. Nabucco - Prague National Theatre, Czech Republic Jose Cura directs a new production of Verdi's early work with Anda-Louise Bogza in the role of Abigaille and Miguelangelo Cavalcanti in the title role. Andreas Sebastian Weiser conducts the new production. Il Viaggio a…
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Jonas Kaufmann Honored As ‘Officier de l’Ordre des Arts Et Lettres’ In Munich
Jonas Kaufmann has been honored as an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by Thomas Vautraver, director of the director of l’Institut Français of Munich in the name of the Republic of France. The tenor was honored on June 19, 2018. Kaufmann was given the basic level of l’ordre des Arts et Lettres, the Chevalier, in 2011 and this honor has upgraded him to the second tier. He can be upgraded to the…
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Jonas Kaufmann Reveals New La Scala Project For 2020
Jonas Kaufmann has revealed that he will perform in “Fedora” in 2020 at La Scala. The tenor unveiled the information in an interview with Corriere della Sera. “In 2020, I will return for a beautiful project, a rarely performed Italian opera, Giordano’s ‘Fedora,’” he noted. In the interview, Kaufmann added that he does not have many projects in Italy, though there is a concert at Reggia di Castera in August with…