Jonas Kaufmann Headlines Opera Australia’s ‘Andrea Chenier’

By Francisco Salazar

Jonas Kaufmann makes a return to Opera Australia in the title role of Giordano’s “Andrea Chénier” at the Sydney Opera House.

The tenor will take on two performances with internationally celebrated singers Eva-Maria Westbroek and Ludovic Tézier, both making their Opera Australia debuts. Pinchas Steinberg conducts the concert performances.

Opera Australia director Lyndon Terracini said in a press release, “’Andrea Chénier’ is a fantastic opera but it’s difficult to stage. It requires a great singer and a great artist to sing Chénier. Kaufmann does it wonderfully well, certainly better than anyone alive. Together with Westbroek and Tézier, this is the best cast in the world.”

Kaufmann has performed the title role of “Andrea Chénier” to great acclaim at the Royal Opera House and Bayerische Staatsoper.

Performances are set August 8 and 11, 2019.