The recording showcases arias, duets, and trios from seven of the composer’s operas, written between 1815 and 1826. I hope you enjoy these “newbie” notes from a grateful fan from out West…. ), La Fanciulla del West, Il Trovatore, La Forza del Destino, Andrea Chénier, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, and Werther; I’ve seen Mr Kaufmann’s glorious An Evening with Puccini in the local cinema; and have discovered innumerable arias and lieder that have brought joy and light into a busy little life. Buy CD or download online. Jonas Kaufmann pays homage to a magnificent era of opera that defined musical splendor and elegance, in his new album of 19th-century French opera arias and duets. The great tenor is in superb voice and acts up a storm, whether the put-upon, sick-of-his-life Turiddu or the vicious, murdering Canio, who manhandles Beppe and Nedda from the start. 2011-12 season. Just not in every role he assays. 1 - Mirella Freni 5 - Luciano Pavarotti. His French is superb and he assimilates the style and elegance of this music with the imagination you'd expect of an intelligent singer in his prime. Jonas’ Werther…for free? Emotional, rich, “veiled”–as I have heard it described. Terms | Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I am also a fan of Kaufman and Hvorostovsky, until hearing their Pearl Fishers duet, I thought the ultimate recording of this duet was by Jussi Bjorling and Robert Merrill. His juicy sound is perfection here. Although he studied for mathematics entrance exams, in the summer of 1989 he began his vocal training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Don’t miss your chance to experience the groundbreaking event! © Opera-Arias.com 2011-2019, Au fond du temple saint (Pearl Fishers Duet), La fleur que tu m'avais jetee (Flower Song). Faust: Act III Duet (Jonas Kaufmann, Marina Poplavskaya) Excerpt from Act III of Gounod's "Faust." Sublime. “Wien”, Jonas Kaufmann’s new album, will be released on October 11, 2019, after which he will take the same programme on a European tour. Little did Debra know what she would start with the innocent sharing of a link to a duet. ~Victor Hugo, This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas. Privacy | Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen joins on the duets, including the title melody of Wiener Blut. The beginning of an obsession: The Pearl Fishers duet, Shadow of a Cloud: a prayer for Jonas – Don Carlo and the Seamstress, Follow Don Carlo and the Seamstress on WordPress.com, Metropolitan Opera | Opera Streams: Weekly Guide (Week 29), Metropolitan Opera | Opera Streams: Weekly Guide (Week 28), Metropolitan Opera | Opera Streams: Weekly Guide (Week 27), Jonas Kaufmann: Eine Bilderreise (A Picture Journey), Staring At The Sea - Tales From the British Coast, Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church - Ashland Oregon. He is best known for his performances in spinto roles such as Don José in Carmen, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, and the title role in Don Carlos. a fantistic colorature soprano in the early 1900’s. Mr Kaufmann’s is reminiscent of his, yet altogether unique; his has a darker texture than that of most tenors. Editors’ Notes Jonas Kaufmann explores the riches of 19th-century opera—from Halévy via Bizet and Gounod to Massenet—in a series of beautifully characterized French arias and duets. In a world filled with tragedy and loss, it is a great gift to find joy in the Beauty of something so well done, and so passionately. Contribute | Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata Anna Netrebko, Violetta - soprano Jonas Kaufmann, Alfredo - tenor Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Maurizio Benini, conductor January 26, 2008 ( Log Out /  Jonas Kaufmann (Faust), Marina Poplavskaya (Marguerite). Ah, “pourquoi me réveiller”!? Well, welcome to the world of Jonas Kaufmann admirers. Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen joins on the duets, including the title melody of Wiener Blut. It was approximately 7:30am PST on February 5th 2016 that I first heard the voice of Jonas Kaufmann and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. 1 - Anna Netrebko 5 - Jonas Kaufmann 1 - Anna Netrebko 5 - Ramón Vargas. Jonas Kaufmann has always had a special rapport with Austria and Vienna. Editors’ Notes Jonas Kaufmann explores the riches of 19th-century opera—from Halévy via Bizet and Gounod to Massenet—in a series of beautifully characterized French arias and duets. he said, "To find a Michael Rhodes that can really help you and bring you to success is really a great stroke of luck. Change ), Seamstress and support worker by day. Bookish and Dickensian. About | The Bayerische Staatsoper showcased “La Boheme” as part of its Montagsstücke series. His selection of music for tenor voice spans this momentous period, and encapsulates the musical heritage of a time when Paris, newly created by Georges Eugène Haussmann, became the center of the modern … Gloria, thank you so much!!! In his duets with Pirozzi the singers were on the same wavelength as they created subtle and intimate nuances. Are you the seamstress? ♡, I have no musical ability or gifts ~ and though I loved opera as a child, I hadn’t followed it for many years, until one day in February 2016: clicking on a YouTube link to the Pearl Fishers duet sung by Jonas Kaufmann and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Jonas Kaufmann’s thrilling performance, transmitted from Bavaria to open the new Met Stars Live in Concert series, is available on demand through July 29. While studying, he sang some small roles at the Bavarian State Opera. What a gift ♡♡♡. (Perhaps one day I will be able to see and hear in person some of my great opera loves…! 19 arias, songs & duets on CD; 108-page booklet in English, German & French; Numerous photos, full lyrics & a conversation with Jonas Kaufmann; A … Singers | Inspire Happiness With the Art of Hair Wrapping, "The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so." You could listen to this one on UTube I expect. ), Never would we have imagined that any tenor after Domingo would have a voice of a similar quality. Dmitri is the greatest baritone of the present day, though very sadly he died a few years ago, a tragic loss to us all. I have not yet heard him, to my knowledge!! I have been mad about opera for about 80 years, starting very young, with an obsession for Amelita Galli- Curci,. He always makes me cry in the 1st act duet (one of the most beautiful in opera). I am not sure how I can normally get on to your blog as Nola put it on Facebook. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Jonas, Dmitri, and all of these great artists have opened ~ to this family, at least ~ the wide landscape of opera. The Best of Jonas Kaufmann. (And should, if possible!). Her duet with Alfio is gorgeous, but someone should buy her a few consonants. Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen joins on the duets, including the title melody of Wiener Blut. He graduated from school in 1994 achieving distinctions both in opera and concert performances. 06.08.2021 Concert Waldbühne, Berlin. ( Log Out /  However, having grown up with the marvelous Zeffirelli production of Turandot with Placido Domingo, my family and I had finally taken advantage the previous evening of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD cinema showings ~ this time, the Met’s most recent Zeffirelli-based production of Turandot. Composers | Operas | Anja Harteros (Elisabetta di Valois) and Jonas Kaufmann (Don Carlo) singing "È dessa! ( Log Out /  Jonas Kaufmann (born 10 July 1969) is a German operatic tenor. I figure: if one who has little to no means to spend on travel and expensive opera tickets and no formal musical knowledge or training, nor a facility for languages other than my own, can appreciate the great gift that opera is…well, anyone can. Dima, we love you! His selection of arias and duets spans this magnificent era and includes arias from Carmen, Werther, Romeo and Juliette, as well as two scenes from Manonand the famous duet from The Pearl Fishers. (Had we been under a rock all these years…? He is also an accomplished Lieder singer. Jonas Kaufmann in the love duet from Verdi’s Otello, filmed in Covent Garden and Amsterdam as part of John Bridcut’s documentary about the top-rank tenor, on and off duty. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! ... Jonas Kaufmann releases his first Christmas album featuring 40 favorites that reflect the many facets of Christmas, from ancient Christian hymns to contemporary pop classics. Kaufmann was born in Munich. In Kaufmann's book Meinen die wirklich mich? He had one older sister. Contact Oh, what have we been missing all these years? Famously, he has a generous voice and his interpretative refinements admirably depicted the various sides of the character. A humble “thank you” to all artists who bring light and beauty into our lives. This diverse holiday album features 40 favorites that reflect the many facets of Christmas, from ancient Christian hymns to contemporary pop classics. Next to her, there was the excellent Radamès sung by Jonas Kaufmann. ", Home | All shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. Production: Des McAnuff (2011). It was approximately 7:30am PST on February 5th 2016 that I first heard the voice of Jonas Kaufmann and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.The means: an innocent-looking facebook link to their Pearl Fishers duet from a concert (“Hvorostovsky and Friends”) in Moscow of 2008.. From a childhood journal. Jonas Kaufmann is a great singer; he proves that with the "Nessun Dorma." Swedish soprano Nina Stemme was phenomenal as the lead, and the set was glorious to behold. I also compare Kaufmann unfavorably in "Ah! And a recording by Kaufmann of Madonna Mobile.. Libretto List | Jonas Kaufmann has always had a special rapport with Austria and Vienna. Jonas Kaufmann (born 10 July 1969) is a German operatic tenor.He is best known for his performances in spinto roles such as Don José in Carmen, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, and the title role in Don Carlos. The status of Jonas Kaufmann's performances will be checked on a daily basis and any cancellations or changes will be made public on his website. Rachel? Jonas Kaufmann has always had a special rapport with Austria and Vienna. Search | I thought of scribbling my thoughts here, as I continue to journey into this wonderful world, even if no one else were to read them. 17.08.2021 Concert Gala (New date due to Covid-19) Arena di Verona. Reply. I agree, the loss of Dima is one of the great losses in the world of music, and so heartbreaking…he was so young, strong, talented. 5 - Jonas Kaufmann 1 - Anna Netrebko 5 - Rolando Villazón. Jonas Kaufmann (born 10 July 1969) is a German operatic tenor.He is best known for his performances in spinto roles such as Don José in Carmen, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, and the title role in Don Carlos.He has also sung leading tenor roles in the operas of Richard Wagner in Germany and abroad, most notably at the Metropolitan Opera in … Theology student (in hiatus), scribbler, bookworm, and opera nerd by night. S uperstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann is the type of man your mother warned you about. His father worked for an insurance company, and his mother was a kindergarten teacher. The status of Jonas Kaufmann's performances will be checked on a daily basis and any cancellations or changes will be made public on his website. I will look him up! A heart-stoppingly beautiful baritone, whose presence and power are unmatched, and who brings emotional richness and captivating charm to every role. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Another one my late husband and I loved was Giorgio Zancanaro, listen to his “Il balen de suo sorriso” from Trovatore – quite gorgeous. 1 - Maria Callas 5 - Giuseppe Di Stefano 1 - Renata Scotto 5 - Luciano Pavarotti. Asher Fisch led the Bayerischen Staatsöper Orchestra and a starry cast that included tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Rodolfo and soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Mimì. I’m learning more by the day, and love sharing the love right back. ( Log Out /  He has also sung leading tenor roles in the operas of Richard Wagner in Germany and abroad, most notably at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Renee Fleming (soprano) Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Marco Armiliato, Antonio Pappano, Claudio Abbado, Sir John Eliot Gardiner Arias | I wonder how many lives our tenor has changed? Since then, I’ve been hopelessly in love with this great art! Non V'avvicinate!" (But, truthfully, I don’t think the perfect word has yet been invented.). Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. And glorious Dmitri Hvorostovsky? Jonas Kaufmann celebrates the grand musical masterpieces that made 19th-century Paris the world capital of opera. Duets | Thank you for the recommendation to listen to Giorgio Zancanaro! His French is superb and he assimilates the style and elegance of this music with the imagination you'd expect of an intelligent singer in his prime. Thank you so much for sharing your opera experience, Amanda!!! Jonas Kaufmann echoes his own holiday memories and joys, celebrating the most festive time of the year with a unique selection of beloved songs and carols. UPDATE, Oct 2017: I DID!) 06.08.2021 Concert Waldbühne, Berlin. Jonas Kaufmann pays homage to a magnificent era of opera that defined musical splendor and elegance, in his new album of 19th-century French opera arias and duets. The means: an innocent-looking facebook link to their Pearl Fishers duet from a concert (“Hvorostovsky and Friends”) in Moscow of 2008. Inspiration for sea lovers: a diary of beautiful places, hidden gems, folklore and oddities. This diverse holiday album features 40 favorites that reflect the many facets of Christmas, from ancient Christian hymns to contemporary pop classics. “Wien”, Jonas Kaufmann’s new album, will be released on October 11, 2019, after which he will take the same programme on a European tour. JK friends are so generous & kind…thank you ♡ as to normally getting on the blog, you could put in an email if you want to be notified of new posts (the spot is over on the righthand sidebar of the website…), How wonderful that your own love started with Parsifal!! The outcome was a performance that came to life on screen and renewed the spirit of opera lovers during a time of … In 2014 The New York Times described Kaufmann as "a box-office draw, and... the most important, versatile tenor of his generation.". Since that time (about a month and a half later, as I record this), I’ve managed to see filmed or YouTube versions of operas such as Don Carlo (oh, have I fallen for Verdi, or what! Waiting for their Duets album. But one of the best joys is discovering other opera fans and friends! As we were underwhelmed by the Calaf, however, Debra (my marvelous mom) went on a search for current tenors ~ again, we had not been following opera ~ and came across the wonder-tenor Jonas Kaufmann. In 1995, after a vocal crisis, Kaufmann received help from American baritone Michael Rhodes who taught him a "new way of singing" and how to become "more relaxed in my voice and in myself." Decca: 4786029. to Guiseppe DeStefano. He started studying piano when he was eight, and he sang in his elementary school choir. My personal obsession started on March 2 3013 when I saw him in the Met HD cinecast of Parsifal and life has significantly changed for the better ever since ! Jonas Kaufmann echoes his own holiday memories and joys, celebrating the most festive time of the year with a unique selection of beloved songs and carols. I had not followed opera ~ except for perhaps one or two Bryn Terfel productions on dvd ~ since I was a little girl with a crush on Samuel Ramey. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 'Parigi o cara', duet from La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi. How wonderful. He is lucky in the casting of Jonas Kaufmann as both Turiddu and Canio. That is one of the next ones I want to see ~ and you got to see it in the cinema too! 1 - Montserrat Caballé 5 - Plácido Domingo. 14.01.2021 Recital with Helmut Deutsch (Selige Stunde) Teatro Real, Madrid. 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