Arena di Verona Announces Jonas Kaufmann’s Program

The Arena di Verona has announced the program for Jonas Kaufmann’s gala performance on August 20, 2023. The program will showcase Kaufmann alongside frequent collaborators Sonya Yoncheva and Ludovic Tezier. Jochen Rieder conducts the evening. The concert will include excerpts from Puccini’s “Tosca,” Verdi’s “Otello,” Giordano’s “Andrea Chenier,” Lehar’s “Giuditta” Bizet’s “Carmen, “Leoncavallo’s “Mattinata” Curtis’ “Non ti scordar di me,” {…}

Jonas Kaufmann Cancels Paris & Festival Aix-en-Provence Concerts

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his upcoming performances in Paris and Aix-en-Provence. The tenor took to social media and said, “For several months, I have been struggling with coughing and excessive mucus during my performances. This viscous secretion led to increased irritation when singing and to fatigue of the respiratory muscles. Various attempts to solve this issue were unfortunately unsuccessful, resulting {…}

Brigitte Fassbaender Reacts to Jonas Kaufmann’s New Position in Erl

(Credit: Jonas Kaufmann , Sony Classical) Legendary mezzo-soprano Brigitte Fassbaender is reacting to Jonas Kaufmann’s appointment as the Intendant of the Tiroler Festspiele Erl. In an interview with the APA, she said Kaufmann “hardly meets the criteria” and added, “I would have liked Bernd Loebe’s theater knowledge to continue.” Fassbaender also noted that she believed that the appointment of Kaufmann {…}