Jonas Kaufmann: A Portrait!
Jonas Kaufmann, the tenor from Germany, is one of the most exciting voices on the planet; sometimes, described as the “movie star” of opera. Kindly and in spite of his extremely busy schedule, he agreed to give me an interview. Needless to say that I felt very happy and a little excited.
Kaufmann is not only a great opera singer, demonstrating admirable musical integrity and professionalism; he is also a kind, friendly and unassuming person. It was a real pleasure to have the opportunity to discuss his work with him. The article and the full interview can be read here.
There are many excellent recordings featuring Jonas Kaufmann. Some are solo works with orchestra (opera arias) or simply with a pianist (Lieder). The two CDs of arias, below, are my personal favourites.