“His stage presence—dramatic prowess, passion, sex appeal—has long been a hallmark of Mr. Kaufmann’s artistry. His voice is smoky and nimble, able to fill a hall with both the volume of a Wagnerian heldentenor and an exquisite hovering pianissimo.” —The New York Times
Experience the "world's greatest tenor" in a rare LA appearance
For one night only, Jonas Kaufmann brings his extroadinary voice and dramatic stage presence to the intimate setting of The Broad Stage, a space created especially for the voice. In a sparkling program of Schubert, Liszt, Mozart, Brahms and Chopin, we invite you to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the "world's greatest tenor" (The Telegraph).
A celebrated artist of repertoire, Kaufman has performed on the world's greatest stages including Teatro alla Scala, Covent Garden, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Metropolitan Opera, Opemhaus Zürich, Opéra national de Paris and the Wiener Staatsoper.
He is joined by his longtime accompanist Helmut Deutsch in this unforgettable evening.
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Jonas Kaufmann has performed over 70 roles in the world’s leading opera houses. TheNew York Times has described him as having “clarion top notes, the blend of virility and tenderness in his singing,” and praised his “refined musicianship.” Not only a great vocal technician, his performances are also praised for their dramatic impact, “He embodies each role with such an investment that he makes the viewer think that this is the last time he will perform this work.” (Telerama). One of today’s greatest interpreters of Lieder repertoire, Kaufmann is also in very high demand in concert. His performances and recording have earned him multiple honors and awards including eight ECHO/OPUS Klassik awards, “Singer of the Year” from multiple classical music magazines including Opernwelt, Diapason and Musical America, has been knighted as a “Chevalier de l’Ordre de l’Art et des Lettres,” and has been named a member of the Bayerischer Maximiliansorden.
His 2021/22 season includes Alvaro in La forza del destinoat the Bayerische Staatsoper,the title role in Otello at Teatro di San Carlo, the title role in Peter Grimes at the Wiener Staatsoper, his role debut as Calaf in Turandot at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and Turiddu and Canio in Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.On the concert stage, he embarks on several tours, including a North American tour with pianist Helmut Deutsch in the autumn, a European Christmas tour featuring songs from his recent recording, It’s Christmas, and a spring recital tour with Diana Damrau and Helmut Deutsch, featuring Lieder from their recording of Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch. In September, his latest recording, a collection of Liszt Lieder with Helmut Deutsch, Freudvoll und Leidvoll, will be released on Sony Classics.
A voice which excels in a large variety of repertoire, Kaufmann has received recognition for his performance of French, German and Italian roles, as well as his performance in recital. Standout roles include Don José, Werther, Don Carlo, Otello, Andrea Chenier, Maurizio, Lohengrin, Parsifal and Florestan, which he has performed at houses such as Teatro alla Scala, Covent Garden, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Metropolitan Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra national de Paris, and the Wiener Staatsoper. He has released multiple recordings, also encompassing diverse repertoire, including operatic repertoire, Lieder, operetta, and more.
A native of Munich, Germany, Jonas Kaufmann completed his vocal studies there at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, in addition to which he attended master classes with Hans Hotter, James King and Josef Metternich. During his first years on stage at the State Theatre in Saarbrücken he continued his training with Michael Rhodes in Trier.
LISZT Vergiftet sind meine Lieder
LISZT Im Rhein, im schönen Strome
LISZT Freudvoll und leidvoll II
LISZT Freudvoll und leidvoll
LISZT O Lieb
LISZT Es war ein König in Thule
LISZT Ihr Glocken von Marling
LISZT Die drei Zigeuner
LISZT Die Loreley
SCHUBERT Der Musensohn
MOZART Das Veilchen
SCHUBERT Wandrers Nachtlied
DVOŘÁK Als die alte Mutter
BOHM Still wie die Nacht
CHOPIN In mir klingt ein Lied
TCHAIKOVSKY Nur Wer Die Sehnsucht Kennt
R. STRAUSS Zueignung
ZEMLINSKY Selige Stunde
MAHLER Ich bin der Welt