Jonas Kaufmann & Antonio Pappano Release New Podcast

By Francisco Salazar

Jonas Kaufmann and Antonio Pappano have launched a new podcast entitled “Discover Otello.”

The new podcast hosted by Kaufmann, Pappano, and Thomas Voigt will shed light on Verdi’s penultimate opera and their recent recording of the work. The series will be a total of four episodes with each one going in-depth about the acts of the opera.

In the first episode, Kaufmann explains what is it like for the tenor to stand in the wings, awaiting his iconic entrance scene “Esultate,” while the storm music rages on stage. Meanwhile, Pappano explains the challenges of drawing the dramatic line convincingly across time, even when the scenes are not recorded in chronological order.

Sony Classical recently released Kaufmann and Pappano’s “Otello” recording, which also features Carlos Alvarez and Federica Lombardi. Check out OperaWire’s review of the album here. 

To listen to the podcast click here.