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Cinema screenings of Jonas Kaufmann’s “My Vienna” have been rescheduled and will be taking place at selected European venues.
Cinemas in the UK, Ireland and Finland will screen the event on September 1, which will be followed by screenings in Spain on September 20, 2020.
Jonas Kaufmann’s “My Vienna” is a personal tribute by German star tenor to the popular melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. The concert was filmed live at the Wiener Konzerthaus, under the baton of Jochen Rieder. Kaufmann appeared in the concert with soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
The concert features popular Viennese music from Johann Strauss’ operettas “Die Fledermaus” and “Wienerblut,” and Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow.” The program of the concert also includes carefully selected classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna.
Before the lockdown, Jonas Kaufmann’s last appearance was at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, in the role of Don Florestan in Beethoven’s “Fidelio.” Before that, Kaufmann performed the role of Paul in Korngold and Schott’s “Die Tote Stadt” at the Bayerische Staatsoper in November and December 2019.
The German tenor is set to perform the title role in “Don Carlos” at the Wiener Staatsoper in September 2020, which will be followed with the title role in Wagner’s “Parsifal,” also at the Wiener Staatsoper, in April 2021.
Jonas Kaufmann has recently announced his upcoming album “Selige Stunde.” The new album with pianist Helmut Deutsch will be released on September 4 and will feature a highly personal selection of lieder by Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler, and other composers.