Jonas Kaufmann Postpones Christmas Tour

By Francisco Salazar

Jonas Kaufmann’s Christmas tour has been postponed to 2021. The tenor announced that due to COVID-19 restrictions the tour could not take place in 2020.

The tour was scheduled to showcase the State Philharmonic of Rhineland-Palatinate conducted by Jochen Rieder and Kaufmann was set to perform in Paris, Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Mannheim, and Hanover.

Kaufmann recently released his first Christmas album which included 40 different songs including traditional German holiday songs “O du fröhliche,” “O Tannenbaum,” and “Still, still, still,” and English carols “What Child is This,” “In the Bleak Midwinter,” “O Holy Night,” and “Silent Night.” The album also features “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” “Winter Wonderland,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “White Christmas.”

Kaufmann is set to appear in the Teatro alla Scala’s opening night gala and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in “La Bohème.”