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Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)

Born: 10th July 1969, Munich, West Germany

Nationality: German

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Born in Munich in 1969, Jonas Kaufmann is one of the most exciting singers of his generation: after spending several years singing lyric roles, he was engaged by the Zürich Opera in 2001, where his role debut as Florestan heralded a move into more dramatic repertoire and attracted widespread critical attention. Numerous important international engagements followed, including an acclaimed Don Jose at Covent Garden in 2006 (available on DVD from Decca). Equally successful in French, Italian and German repertoire, Kaufmann's versatility is showcased in 'Romantic Arias', his debut disc for Decca, which was nominated for a Gramophone Award in 2008. His disc of German operatic arias for the same label demonstrates his particular affinity for Beethoven, Weber and especially Wagner.

Further Reading: Jonas Kaufmann

Recording of the Week, Antonio Pappano conducts Puccini's Turandot

Sondra Radvanovsky and Jonas Kaufmann lead a stellar cast in a sumptuous account from Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia of Puccini's final opera.

Recording of the Week, Liszt from Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch

The long-term Lieder partners are absolutely in their element on a recital which delivers both drama and delicacy in spades.

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