Jonas Kaufmann is set to perform in a memorial service for Franz Beckenbauer.
The tenor took to social media and added, “It is an honor for me to be able to contribute to the unique memorial service for Franz Beckenbauer. I grew up in Munich and have been a fan of FC Bayern since my childhood. In my eyes, Franz Beckenbauer is the greatest personality of the club and of German soccer as a whole; he is unrivaled as a sportsman and as a person.”
The memorial service is set to be performed on Jan. 19 at 15:00 at the Allianz Arena. The broadcast live will be on ARD, BR, RTL and NTV.
Kaufmann is a well-known soccer fan who has also performed for UEFA EURO.