PBS Announces Broadcast Schedule for Jonas Kaufmann’s Metropolitan Opera Recital

By David Salazar

PBS has announced that it will start broadcasting Jonas Kaufmann’s concert from the Met Opera in 2020 starting on April 2, 2021.

Additionally, the organization revealed that “Great Performances at the Met: Jonas Kaufmann in Concert” will be hitting the New York metro area on April 11, 2021 at 12 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

The showcase featured the tenor in a marathon of opera’s most famous arias from such operas as “Turandot,” “Carmen,” “Roméo et Juliette,” “Tosca,” and “Le Cid,” “L’Africaine,” “La Gioconda,” and “Pagliacci,” among others.

Of his recital, OperaWire’s review noted, “While it was clear that whatever ailed Kaufmann during the French arias was not going away, he definitely managed the situation better during the second half of the program. One could immediately hear it in “Cielo e mar,” where the tenor’s voice sounding increasingly confident and poised as the aria progressed with the final high notes examples of peak Kaufmann – precise, controlled, but thrilling.”

This is the second of the series that PBS will be broadcasting following Renée Fleming’s concert. Other upcoming concert broadcasts will star Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Bryn Terfel, Angel Blue, and Joyce DiDonato, among others.