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23 September 2014
Jonas Kaufmann Reviews

La Forza del Destino

Munich Opera Festival

Le tricorne coupé
12 Aug 14 / Altamusica
La Forza del destino au Festival d'été de Munich
6 Aug 14 / Opera Online
Siempre nos quedarán las voces
5 Aug 14 / Beckmesser
'Dream pair' of Harteros and Kaufmann shines in Munich revival of La forza del destino
31 Jul 14 / Bachtrack

Manon Lescaut

The Royal Opera

She's bad news, but he can't stay away from her
31 Jul 14 / The Opera Critic
Verismo y pasión
8 Jul 14 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann are on thrilling form in Puccini's early opera
5 Jul 14 /
Manon Lescaut: Puccini’s Anna Nicole?
26 Jun 14 / The Spectator
Uneasy futility at the opera
23 Jun 14 / New Statesman
Impassioned and sumptuous
22 Jun 14 / The Observer
A dark, voyeuristic Manon Lescaut set in today's sex industry is lifted by Kristine Opolais' crystalline voice
22 Jun 14 / Express
'Dodgy' production with magnificent singing
20 Jun 14 / Express
Music standards are high, but Jonathan Kent's update to the present day serves little obvious purpose
19 Jun 14 / The Guardian
Radiates a very modern sleaziness
19 Jun 14 / Independent
Sex is in the air as the opera gets the red light treatment
19 Jun 14 / Evening Standard
Kristīne Opolais was in wonderful voice as Manon
19 Jun 14 / What's on Stage
The ugliest show at Covent Garden in memory
19 Jun 14 / Telegraph
Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann give terrific performances
19 Jun 14 / Financial Times
Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais and German tenor Jonas Kaufmann look and sound a dream
19 Jun 14 / The Stage
A sombre, sometimes confused updating by Jonathan Kent
19 Jun 14 / The Arts Desk


Metropolitan Opera

The snobbery and sweaty brows of watching opera in the cinema
3 Apr 14 / The Spectator
The Met’s ‘Werther’ a tasty mix of singing, staging, acting and orchestral splendor
20 Mar 14 / CNY Café Momus
The young Werther’s sorrows have ended
17 Mar 14 / The Examiner
At the Met, Kaufmann in Werther is to die for
11 Mar 14 / Broadway World
Pure genius from Jonas Kaufmann, Sophie Koch, cast & production
3 Mar 14 / Latinos Post
Jonas Kaufmann Reviews & Articles


Born in Munich, Jonas Kaufmann has made sensational debuts in recent seasons in many of the world's leading opera houses. Equally acclaimed on the concert platform he has also appeared with some of the world's leading conductors and orchestras.
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Jonas Kaufmann Articles

Echo-Klassik für Netrebko, Kaufmann und Garrett

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann und Diana Damrau gehören zu den Preisträgern des diesjährigen Preises Echo Klassik.
27 Aug 2014 / Salzburger Nachtrichten

The passion of Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann is almost certainly the greatest tenor in the world right now, a dashingly handsome German with an extraordinary voice, whose career is reaching new peaks with each year, even month that passes.
9 Aug 2014 / The Australian

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann seeking passion, not perfection

In demand: German tenor Jonas Kaufmann has a packed diary and is booked years in advance. In August, he will perform his first concerts in Australia.
1 Aug 2014 / Sydney Morning Herald

Jonas Kaufmann: The complete artist

A profile of the star tenor about to make his debut with Opera Australia in August.
23 Jun 2014 / Limelight

Jonas Kaufmann to perform second concert in Sydney

Opera Australia is pleased to announce that internationally renowned tenor, Jonas Kaufmann, will perform a second concert in Sydney on Sunday 17 August at Sydney Opera House.
22 May 2014 / Broadway World

The Met's stars on parade

Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann and Joyce DiDonato are among the illustrious singers in a glamorous season.
11 Mar 2014 / NY Luxury

„Manon Lescaut“ mit Kaufmann und Netrebko

Hans Neuenfels inszeniert „Manon Lescaut“ an der Bayerischen Staatsoper in Starbesetzung: mit Jonas Kaufmann und Anna Netrebko.
5 Feb 2014 / Merkur

"Will nicht bemitleidet werden"

Der Tenor Jonas Kaufmann über kranke Sänger, pöbelnde Besucher und Giacomo Puccinis Western-Oper.
3 Oct 2013 / Wiener Zeitung

Liederabend mit Jonas Kaufmann abgesagt

Ein Liederabend des Startenors Jonas Kaufmann im Musikverein muss verschoben werden. Wie der Musikverein mitteilte, kann der Startenor den Termin am Sonntag krankheitsbedingt nicht wahrnehmen.
20 Sep 2013 / Salzburger Nachtrichten

"Wir sind Zirkusartisten ohne Netz"

Es gibt so viel mehr als den hohen Ton: Plácido Domingo und Jonas Kaufmann, die berühmtesten Tenöre der Welt, über Sängerwitze, Akzente und die Liebe zu Verdi. Ein allererstes Doppelinterview.
9 Sep 2013 / Die Welt

Jonas Kaufmann heads down under

With Kaufmann, Sir David McVicar and Kasper Holten, Lyndon Terracini pulls out the big guns for Opera Australia's 2014 season.
23 Aug 2013 / Limelight

Jonas Kaufmann: Das hohe C war gar keines

Startenor Jonas Kaufmann, der Manrico in der großen Premiere von Verdis "Troubadour", singt die sogenannte Stretta nicht in der Originaltonart C-Dur, sondern einen Halbton tiefer.
3 Jul 2013 / Merkur

„Ein Traum für jeden Tenor“

Eigentlich haben die Münchner Opernfestspiele am vergangenen Samstag mit der „Festspielnacht“ begonnen. Doch richtig los geht es morgen, mit der großen, von allen herbeigesehnten Premiere.
26 Jun 2013 / Merkur

A fresh dawn for Verdi?

In the Italian composer's bicentenary year, Jonas Kaufmann seems to be heralding an exciting new age of Verdian singing.
26 Apr 2013 / Telegraph

Frankfurt, Kaufmann, Stemme top opera honours

Frankfurt Opera was crowned the world's best opera company on Monday at the inaugural International Opera Awards.
23 Apr 2013 / Reuters
Future plans for Jonas Kaufmann
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Bizet: Carmen
Metropolitan Opera
30 Sep 2014 to 7 Mar 2015
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Bavarian State Opera
15 Nov to 7 Dec 2014
Giordano: Andrea Chenier
The Royal Opera
20 Jan to 6 Feb 2015
Verdi: La Forza del Destino
Bavarian State Opera
4 to 10 May 2015
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Teatro alla Scala
12 to 23 Jun 2015
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Munich Opera Festival
28 to 31 Jul 2015
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