Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann
Jonas Kaufmann La Scala 2015.jpg
Kaufmann, La Scala, 2015
Born(1969-07-10)10 July 1969
Munich, West Germany
OccupationOperatic tenor
Years active1994–present
Children4
Websitejonaskaufmann.com

Jonas Kaufmann (born 10 July 1969) is a German operatic tenor. He is best known for the versatility of his repertoire, performing a variety of opera roles in multiple languages as well as in recital.[1][2] and in concert each season. Some of his standout roles include Don José in Carmen, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, Don Alvaro in La forza del destino, the title role in Wagner's Parsifal, the title role in Werther, the title role in Don Carlos, Siegmund in Die Walküre, and the title role in Lohengrin. In 2014 The New York Times described Kaufmann as "a box-office draw, and... the most important, versatile tenor of his generation."[3]

Early life and education

Kaufmann was born in Munich. His father worked for an insurance company, and his mother was a kindergarten teacher. He had one older sister. He started studying piano when he was eight, and he sang in his elementary school choir. 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. While he was studying, he sang some small roles at the Bavarian State Opera. He graduated from university in 1994, achieving distinctions in both opera and concert performances.[4]

In 1995, 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."[5] In Kaufmann's book Meinen die wirklich mich? he said, "To find a Michael Rhodes that can really help you and bring you to success is really a great stroke of luck."[6]

Career

Emily Magee as Ariadne and Kaufmann as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss, at the Salzburg Festival of 2012

He began his professional career at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken in 1994[7] and was soon invited to make debuts in German theaters such as the Stuttgart Opera and Hamburg State Opera, as well as international debuts at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opéra National de Paris, and La Scala. He made his Salzburg Festival debut in 1999 in a new production of Busoni's Doktor Faust and returned there in 2003 as Belmonte in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and for concerts of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic.

He performed the role of Don José in Bizet's Carmen, to critical acclaim, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 2006/7. He made his debut as Alfredo in Verdi's La traviata at the Metropolitan Opera alongside Angela Gheorghiu in 2006, also to critical acclaim,[8] and also sang the role at the Met in 2007 and 2008, and at the Royal Opera House in 2008. In May 2008, he played Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca at Covent Garden, yet again to critical acclaim.[9]

In 2008/9, he performed in Massenet's Manon in Chicago opposite Natalie Dessay and in the title role of a new production of Wagner's Lohengrin at the Bavarian State Opera. He also sang Lohengrin on the opening night of the Bayreuth Festival in 2010, in a production staged by Hans Neuenfels and conducted by Andris Nelsons.

His debut recording with Decca, Romantic Arias, was released in January 2008. He has also recorded a Schubert song cycle on the same label and the role of Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly for EMI.

In January 2010, he took the title role in Massenet's Werther at the Opéra Bastille in Paris. The performance was recorded and released on DVD in November 2010.

In April 2011, he returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Siegmund in Robert Lepage's new production of Wagner's Die Walküre.[10] In September 2011, he underwent surgery to remove a lymph node from his chest.[11][12][13] In December, he was back, performing the title role in Gounod's Faust.[10]

On 15 February 2013, Kaufmann made his first appearance in the title role of Wagner's Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera. His performance received rave reviews from critics.[14] In July of that year he was named a Kammersänger of the Bavarian State Opera by the Bavarian Ministry of Arts. In December he sang the role of Don Alvaro in Verdi's La forza del destino with the company.[15]

In February 2014, Kaufmann sang the title role in Massenet's Werther at the Met. He followed this by touring with Schubert's song cycle Winterreise with Helmut Deutsch.[1] In June 2014, he made his debut in the role of Des Grieux in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Royal Opera House in London.[16] That November he sang the same role in another production of Manon Lescaut at the Bavarian State Opera.[17]

On 12 September 2015, Kaufmann became the first German singer to perform the British patriotic song "Rule, Britannia!" at the Last Night of The Proms.[18]

On 23 February 2016, the documentary Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening with Puccini was released in selected theaters in the United States. The film centered around Kaufmann's 2015 performance at La Scala in Milan and featured rare archive footage.[19]

In 2018, Kaufmann made his debut as Tristan in concert performances of the second act of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.[20]

In 2019, the concert stage saw Kaufmann tour Germany with Mahler’s “Lied von der Erde”, and performances from his “L'Opéra” CD. Operatic highlights include Fidelio and Otello at the Bayerische Staatsoper; La Forza del destino at the Royal Opera House in London; Andrea Chenier in Sydney and Melbourne and a new production of Die Tote Stadt in Munich. [21]

Highlights from 2020 included a tour of Kaufmann’s album "Mein Wien", Aida at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli; Don Carlos at the Wiener Staatsoper; La Bohème at the Bayerische Staatsoper; and Cavalleria Rusticana at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli. [22]

In 2021, Kaufmann gave recitals in Madrid and Vienna; sung in new productions of Aida in Paris and Parsifal in Vienna; and had his full role debut as Tristan at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Kaufmann also embarked on a tour of North America, accompanied by pianist Helmut Deutsch. [23]

Kaufmann commenced the year 2022 with a role debut as the titular role in Britten’s Peter Grimes at the Wiener Staatsoper.[24] In March 2022, a studio recording of Turandot was organized by Antonio Pappano at the Santa Cecilia auditorium. Jonas Kaufmann sang the role of Calaf for the first time there alongside Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. A public concert was performed on 12 March 2022 in Rome.[25] After TurandotKaufmann undertakes a tour of eleven concerts of Lieder by Brahms and Schubert with Diana Damrau and her usual pianist Helmut Deutsch, in various European cities, including Berlin, Munich, Paris, London.[26]

Personal life

Kaufmann has been married twice. His first marriage to mezzo-soprano Margarete Joswig produced three children, and ended in divorce.[27][28] His second marriage is to the opera director Christiane Lutz.[29] The couple married in late 2018,[30][31] and have a child, born in March 2019.[32]

Discography

Audio

YearAlbumCreditsPeak positions
GER
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AUT
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BEL
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FRA
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SPNSWI
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UK
2001Der VampyrJonas Kaufmann / Franz Hawlata / Regina Klepper / Anke Hoffmann / Markus Marquardt / Thomas Dewald / Yoo-Chang Nah / WDR Rundfunkchor Köln, WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln & Helmuth Froschauer –  –  –  –  –  –  –
2006Strauss LiederJonas Kaufmann / Piano Helmut Deutsch –  –  –  –  –  –  –
2008Romantic AriasJonas Kaufmann / Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Marco Armiliato31 –  – 148 –  –  –
2008Puccini: Madama ButterflyAngela Gheorghiu / Jonas Kaufmann / Enkeleida Shkosa / Fabio Capitanucci / Orchestra e Coro dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Roma / Antonio Pappano –  –  –  –  –  –  –
2009SehnsuchtJonas Kaufmann / Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Claudio Abbado48 –  – 119 –  –  –
2010Schubert – Die schöne MüllerinJonas Kaufmann –  –  – 133 –  –  –
Verismo AriasJonas Kaufmann51 –  – 68 –  –  –
2011Die Superstars der Klassik – Singen die schönsten OpernarienErwin Schrott / Anna Netrebko / Jonas Kaufmann341 –  –  –  –  –
2012Königskinder – Engelbert HumperdinckJonas Kaufmann / Isabel Rey –  –  –  –  –  –  –
2013WagnerKaufmann / Runnicles / Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin43309976 –  –  –
Verdi RequiemAnja Harteros / Elīna Garanča / Jonas Kaufmann / René Pape / Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala / Daniel Barenboim3751 –  –  –  –  –
Best ofJonas Kaufmann –  – 148 –  –  –  –
Jonas KaufmannJonas Kaufmann – 59 – 145 –  –  –
The Verdi AlbumJonas Kaufmann167120535855100
2014WinterreiseJonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch382211187173 –
Du bist die Welt für michJonas Kaufmann, Julia Kleiter (soprano), Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, conductor: Jochen Rieder119 – 84 – 55 –
2015The Age of PucciniJonas Kaufmann – 56 –  –  –  –  –
Nessun Dorma – The Puccini AlbumJonas Kaufmann10816123 – 2622
AidaJonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Ludovic Tézier, Erwin Schrott, Antonio Pappano & Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia5574 –  –  –  –  –
2016Dolce VitaJonas Kaufmann77
[38]
423837
[39]
26 –
2017Mahler: Das Lied von der ErdeJonas Kaufmann264313612278
[40]
88 –
L'OpéraJonas Kaufmann261310256
[41]
51
[42]
50 –
2018Eine italienische Nacht – Live aus der Waldbühne BerlinJonas Kaufmann2936
[43]
 –  – 88
[44]
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2019Wien[45]Jonas Kaufmann, Vienna Philharmonic and Ádám Fischer102131130
[46]
76
[47]
342[48]
2020Verdi: OtelloJonas Kaufmann, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia3024 –  –  – 34 –
Selige StundeJonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch289 –  –  – 61 –
Sommernachtskonzert 2020Jonas Kaufmann, Valery Gergiev, der Wiener Philharmoniker – 13 –  –  –  –  –
It's Christmas!Jonas Kaufmann6295 –  – 19 –
2021Liszt – Freudvoll und LeidvollJonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch
It's Christmas – Extended EditionJonas Kaufmann
2022The Tenor [49]Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch
"–" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

DVDs

Repertoire

As Paul with Marlis Petersen as Marietta in Die tote Stadt, Bavarian State Opera 2019

Kaufmann's repertoire includes the following:


ITALIAN

WorkRoleVenue
Bellini: NormaFlavioSolothurn (1996)
Cilea: Adriana LecouvreurMaurizioDeutsche Oper Berlin (2010)
London, London, Royal Opera House (2010)
New York, Carnegie Hall (2011)
Donizetti: L’elisir d’amoreNemorinoStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1995)
Giordano: Andrea ChenierAndrea ChenierLondon, London, Royal Opera House (2015)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2017)
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (2017)
Barcelona, Gran Teatre del Liceu (2018)
Wiener Staatsoper (2018)
Sydney Opera House (2018)
Arts Centre Melbourne Hamer Hall (2018)
Mascagni/Leoncavallo: Cavalleria Rusticana/PagliacciTuriddu/CanioSalzburg, Großes Festspielhaus (2015)
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticanaTuridduNapoli, Teatro San Carlo (2020)
Monteverdi: L’incoronazione di PoppeaNeroneOpernhaus Zürich (2005)
London, Royal Festival Hall (2005)
Monteverdi: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patriaTelemacoOpernhaus Zürich (2002)
Mozart: La clemenza di TitoTitoStadttheater Klagenfurt (1999)
Madrid, Teatro Real (1999)
Salzburger Festspiele (2003)
Opernhaus Zürich (2005)
London, Royal Festival Hall (2005)
Mozart: Così fan tutteFerrandoTeatro Piccolo Milano (1998, 1999)
Staatsoper Hamburg (2000)
Wiesbaden, Maifestspiele (2000)
Oper Frankfurt (2000)
Tokyo (2000)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2001)
Opernhaus Zürich (2005)
Mozart: Don GiovanniDon OttavioStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1995)
Bad Lauchstädt, Goethetheater (1996)
Mozart: IdomeneoIdomeneoStaatstheater Kassel (2001)
Opernhaus Zürich (2003)
Mozart: Lo sposo deluso K. 430, Symphony No. 9 D. 944PulchieroStaatstheater Kassel (2001)
Opernhaus Zürich (2003)
Paer: LeonoraFlorestanoOpernhaus Zürich (2000)
Theater Winterthur (2000)
Paisiello: NinaLindoro, HirtOpernhaus Zürich (2002)
Puccini: La bohèmeRodolfoStaatsoper Stuttgart (2004)
Opernhaus Zürich (2007, 2011)
Staatsoper Berlin (2008)
Großes Festspielhaus (2012)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2020)
Puccini: La fanciulla del WestDick JohnsonWiener Staatsoper (2013)
New York, Metropolitan Opera (2018)
Puccini: TurandotCalafAccademia Santa Cecilia
Roma, Santa Cecilia, 2022.
Puccini: Manon LescautDes GrieuxLondon, Royal Opera House (2014)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2014, 2015)
Puccini: La rondineRuggeroLondon, Royal Opera House (2004)
Puccini: ToscaCavaradossiLondon, Royal Opera House (2008, 2011)
Opernhaus Zürich (2009)
Wiener Staatsoper (2009, 2016, 2017)
Deutsche Oper Berlin (2009)
New York, Metropolitan Opera (2010)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2010, 2013, 2016)
Milano, Teatro alla Scala (2011)
Staatsoper Hamburg (2018)

Teatro di San Carlo (2022)

Rossini: Il barbiere di SivigliaAlmavivaStaatsoper Stuttgart (1999, 2000, 2001)
Verdi: AidaRadamesRoma, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (2015)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2015)
Napoli, Teatro San Carlo / Piazza Plebiscito (2020)
Paris, Opéra Bastille (2021)
Verdi: Don CarloDon CarloOpernhaus Zürich (2007)
London, Royal Opera House (2009, 2013)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2012, 2013)
Salzburger Festspiele (2013)
Verdi: FalstaffFentonOpernhaus Zürich (2005)
Verdi: La forza del destinoAlvaroBayerische Staatsoper München (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
London, Royal Opera House (2019)
Verdi: I masnadieriCarloFilderstadt, Herbstliche Musiktage (2005)
Verdi: RigolettoDucaOpernhaus Zürich (2005, 2007)
Verdi: OtelloCassioLyric Opera of Chicago (2001)
Paris, Opéra Bastille (2004)
Verdi: OtelloOtelloLondon, Royal Opera House (2017)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2018, 2019)
Verdi: La traviataAlfredoStaatsoper Stuttgart (2000, 2005. 2006)
Lyric Opera of Chicago (2003)
New York, Metropolitan Opera (2006, 2007, 2008)
Opernhaus Zürich (2007, 2009)
Paris, Palais Garnier (2007)
Milano, Teatro alla Scala (2007)
London, Royal Opera House (2008)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2009)
Verdi: La traviataGastoneStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1995)
Solothurn (1996)
Verdi: Il trovatoreManricoBayerische Staatsoper München (2013)

FRENCH

WorkRoleVenue
Berlioz: La damnation de FaustFaustDresden, Musikfest (2002)
Bruxelles, La Monnaie (2002)
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw (2002)
Genève, Grand Théâtre (2003)
Berlin, Philharmonie (2003)
Zürich, Tonhalle (2003)
Bochum, Jahrhunderthalle (2004)
Roma, Accademia di Santa Cecilia (2006)
Wiener Staatsoper (2012)
Paris, Opéra Bastille (2015)
Bizet: CarmenDon JoséLondon, Royal Opera House (2007)
Opernhaus Zürich (2008)
Milano, Teatro alla Scala (2009)
New York, Metropolitan Opera (2010)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2010, 2011)
Salzburger Festspiele (2012)
Berlin, Philharmonie (2012)
Chorégies d’Orange (2015)
Staatsoper Hamburg (2019)
Bizet: CarmenRemandadoStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1994, 1996)
Solothurn (1996)
Gounod: FaustFaustOpernhaus Zürich (2005)
New York, Metropolitan Opera (2011)
Massenet: ManonDes GrieuxLyric Opera of Chicago (2008)
Wiener Staatsoper (2009)
London, Royal Opera House (2014)
Massenet: WertherWertherParis, Opéra Bastille (2010)
Wiener Staatsoper (2011)
Mannheim, Nationaltheater (2013)
New York, Metropolitan Opera (2014)
Thomas: MignonWilhelmToulouse, Capitole (2001)
Verdi: Don CarlosDon CarlosParis, Opéra Bastille (2017)
Wiener Staatsoper (2020)

GERMAN

WorkRoleVenue
Beethoven: FidelioFlorestanRheingau Musikfestival (2002)
Stuttgart, Liederhalle (2002)
Bonn, Beethovenhalle (2002)
Opernhaus Zürich (2007, 2008)
Paris, Opéra Garnier (2008)
Luzern, Festival (2010)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2010, 2011, 2019)
Les Arts de Valencia (2011)
Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (2012)
Milano, Teatro alla Scala (2014)
Salzburger Festspiele (2015)
London, Royal Opera House (2020)
Beethoven: FidelioJaquinoStaatsoper Stuttgart (1998, 1999)
Milano, Teatro alla Scala (1999)
Berg: WozzeckAndresStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1994, 1996)
Busoni: Doktor FaustStudentSalzburger Festspiele (1999)
Humperdinck: Die KönigskinderKönigssohnMontpellier Corum (2005)
Opernhaus Zürich (2007, 2010)
Korngold: Die tote StadtPaulBayerische Staatsoper München (2019)
Loewe: Drei WünscheHassanBad Urach (1996)
Pfalztheater Kaiserlautern (1996)
Offenbach: Die beiden BlindenStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1996)
Mozart: Die Entführung auf dem SerailBelmonteBruxelles, La Monnaie (1999)
Opernhaus Zürich (2002)
Salzburg, Kleines Festspielhaus (2003)
Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTaminoMünchen, Prinzregententheater (1994)
Stadttheater Würzburg (1997)
Opernhaus Zürich (2000, 2002, 2003, 2005)
Salzburger Landestheater (2000)
Berlin, Komische Oper (2002, 2003)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2005)
Wiener Staatsoper (2006)
New York, Metropolitan Opera (2006)
Opernhaus Zürich (2007)
Staatstheater Wiesbaden (2007)
Schönberg: Moses und AronJünglingStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1996)
Schubert: FierrabrasFierrabrasOpernhaus Zürich (2002, 2005, 2006)
Wiener Konzerthaus (2005)
Paris, Théâtre du Chatelet (2006)
Schubert: Des Teufels LustschloßOswaldJagdschloß Kranichstein (1997)
Schubring: Cyrano de BergeracChristian de NeuvilletteStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1995)
Strauss II: Eine Nacht in VenedigCaramelloRegensburg (1993, 1994)
Strauss II: Die FledermausAlfredStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1995)
Volksoper Wien (1997)
Strauss II: Die FledermausEinsteinSemperoper Dresden (2018)
Strauss II: Die FledermausGastBayerische Staatsoper München (2008, 2012)
Strauss: Ariadne auf NaxosTanzmeister/BrighellaStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1995)
Strauss: Ariadne auf NaxosTenor/BacchusSalzburger Festspiele (2012)
Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (2015)
Strauss: CapriccioFlamandTeatro Regio Torino (2002)
Edinburgh, Usher Hall (2004)
Strauss: Der RosenkavalierSängerFestspielhaus Baden-Baden (2009)
Smetana: Die Verkaufte BrautHansOper Frankfurt (2006)
Wagner: LohengrinLohengrinBayerische Staatsoper München (2009, 2013)
Bayreuther Festspiele (2010)
Milano, Teatro alla Scala (2012)
Paris, Opéra Bastille (2017)
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von NürnbergWalther von StolzingEdinburgh International Festival (2006)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2016)
Wagner: ParsifalParsifalOpernhaus Zürich (2006)
New York, Metropolitan Opera (2013)
Wiener Staatsoper (2013, 2018, 2021)
Sydney Opera House (2017)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2018)
Wiener Staatsoper (2021)
Wagner: ParsifalVierter KnappeStaatstheater Saarbrücken (1995)
Wagner: TannhäuserWaltherOpernhaus Zürich (2003)
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (2. Akt konzertant)TristanBoston Symphony Orchestra (2018)
Carnegie Hall (2018)
Wagner: Tristan und IsoldeTristanBayerische Staatsoper (2021)
Wagner: Die WalküreSiegmundNew York, Metropolitan Opera (2011)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2018)
Wagner: Die Walküre (1. Akt konzertant)SiegmundNew York, Metropolitan Opera (2011)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2018)
London, Barbican Hall (2017)
Gstaad, Menuhin Festival (2018)
Gradenegg Festival (2018)
Bayerische Staatsoper München (2021)
Weber: Der FreischützMaxEdinburgh, Usher Hall (2004)

ENGLISH

WorkRoleVenue
Britten: Peter GrimesPeter GrimesWiener Staatsoper (2022)
Weber: OberonOberonLondres Studio (2002)
Romberg: The Student PrincePrinz Karl FranceHeidelberg Schlossfestspiele (1996, 1997)

Awards

  • 2007 Gramophone Award 2007, Strauss-Lieder, CD
  • 2008 Grands prix internationaux du disque, Diapason d’or, Romantic Arias, CD
  • 2008 Qobus/Classica: Le meilleur disque de 2008, Romantic Arias, CD
  • 2009 Gramophone Award 2009, Madame Butterfly, CD
  • 2009 Prix Caecilia 2009, Sehnsucht, CD
  • 2009 Diapason d’or 2009, Romantic Arias, CD
  • 2010 ECHO Klassik „Bester Sänger des Jahres“ for the recording Sehnsucht
  • 2010 Orphée d’or „Wolfgang Wagner“ 2010, Sehnsucht, CD
  • 2010 Diapason d’or 2010, Die schöne Müllerin, CD
  • 2010 Diapason d’or 2010, Verismo Arias, CD
  • 2011 Gramophone Award 2011, Verismo Arias, CD
  • 2011 Diapason d’or 2011, Werther, DVD
  • 2012 Medal for "besondere Verdienste um Bayern in einem Vereinten Europa"
  • 2012 Gramophone Award 2012, Fidelio, CD
  • 2013 International Opera Awards: Opera Magazine Readers Award
  • 2013 International Opera Awards: The Male Singer of the Year Award
  • 2013 Die Goldene Deutschland
  • 2013 Bayerischer Kammersänger – awarded at the end of the performance of Il trovatore, 8 July 2013
  • 2013 ECHO Klassik „Sänger des Jahres“ for the recording Kaufmann Wagner
  • 2013 ECHO Klassik „Operneinspielung des Jahres“ (19. Jh.): Mariinsky Orchestra/Valery Gergiev, Wagner: Die Walküre
  • 2013 ECHO Klassik „Musik-DVD-Produktion des Jahres“: Robert Lepage/Deutsche Grammophon, Der Ring des Nibelungen
  • 2013 Gramophone Award 2013, Wagner, CD
  • 2014 Golden plate for the Verdi-Album awarded at the end of the Liederabends Winterreise in Graz am 4. April 2014
  • 2014 ECHO Klassik „Solistische Einspielung des Jahres/Gesang“ (The Verdi Album)
  • 2014 Gramophone Classical Music Award 2014 Solo Vocal (Schubert – Winterreise, Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch)
  • 2014 Bambi for the category "Classical Music“
  • 2015 International Opera Awards
  • 2015 ECHO Klassik „Sänger des Jahres“ for the recording Du bist die Welt für mich
  • 2015 Premio Puccini 2015
  • 2016 "Service Cross" for the order of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • 2016 ECHO Klassik „Bestseller des Jahres“ for the Puccini-Album Nessun Dorma
  • 2016 Jahrespreis for the recording of Aida (2015) at the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik
  • 2017 ECHO Klassik „Bestseller des Jahres“ or the album Dolce Vita
  • 2018 Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
  • 2018 Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art
  • 2019 Goldener Rathausmann der Stadt Wien
  • 2020 Honorary Doctorate at the Royal College of Music, give by Prince Charles
  • 2020 Opus Klassik, in the category "Classic without boarders" for his album Wien
  • 2021 Österreichischer Musiktheaterpreis – Special Media Prize
  • 2021 Opus Klassik in the category "Opera Recording of the Year" for Otello
  • 2022: Award of Professional title Austrian Kammersänger[50][51]

Literature

  • Thomas Voigt: Jonas Kaufmann: In Conversation With. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017,ISBN 978-1-4746-0427-7.

References

  1. ^ a b Tommasini, Anthony (21 February 2014). "A Tenor Finds Energy for Intense, Lyrical Pain". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  2. ^ Christiansen, Rupert (19 December 2014). "Opera Review of 2014: the start of opera becoming the domain of the elite?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  3. ^ Woolfe, Zachary (7 February 2014). "For a Sage Tenor, It's All in the Timing". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  4. ^ "About me". Kaufmann website. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  5. ^ Micklethwait, Brian (14 February 2008). "The teacher who saved Jonas Kaufmann's voice". Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  6. ^ Voigt, Thomas (2010). Jonas Kaufmann "Meinen die wirklich mich?": Henschel Verlag GmbH & Co.KG.ISBN 978-3-89487-669-2. p. 52
  7. ^ "Artists". Deccaclassics.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  8. ^ Davis, Peter G. "La Traviata – Classical Music Review". New York. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  9. ^ Hilary Finch, The Times, Tosca at Covent Garden, 14 May 2008
  10. ^ a b Metropolitan Opera Archives. Kaufmann, Jonas (Tenor) (performance record)
  11. ^ News: Surgery successful on Kaufmann's official website, jonaskaufmann.com
  12. ^ Wakin, Daniel J. (August 29, 2011). "The Tenor Jonas Kaufmann Keeps Plans Despite Surgery". The New York Times
  13. ^ Dear Friends – Open letter from Jonas Kaufmann published on the website of Fuji Television. "Lymph nodes" is written in the Japanese version.
  14. ^ Tommasini, Anthony. "Dark Nights of the Soul in the Kingdom of the Holy Grail". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
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