Jonas Kaufmann

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The week in classical: Jonas Kaufmann/Diana Damrau/Helmut Deutsch; Royal Academy Opera
The peerless tenor and his companion turn Schumann and Brahms’s romantic duets into tiny operas, while the Royal Academy’s rising stars enchant… and mystify

Fiona Maddocks

02, Apr, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Jonas Kaufmann: ‘Opera can’t stand still. We are not bearers of a museum piece. It has to be alive’
The greatest tenor of his generation talks cancel culture, booing fans, and problematic roles

Stuart Jeffries

10, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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From Messiah to Jonas Kaufmann: the best classical Christmas albums of 2020
This year’s festive zingers take you from Berlin to Buckfast Abbey, from Mexico to Kaufmann in full-on crooner mode

Fiona Maddocks

05, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The week in classical: Fidelio; London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vänskä – review
Lise Davidsen triumphs in the Royal Opera’s bristling new production of Beethoven’s opera

Fiona Maddocks

07, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Fidelio review – Davidsen approaches greatness in uneven production
Tobias Kratzer’s new staging rips Beethoven’s only opera in two to bring contemporary resonance but little of the composer’s original vision, but the singing is superb

Tim Ashley

02, Mar, 2020 @11:17 AM

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The week in classical: La forza del destino; Berenice – review
Netrebko and Kaufmann turn tricky Verdi into box-office gold. Plus, a memorable outing for Handel’s Berenice

Fiona Maddocks

30, Mar, 2019 @3:00 PM

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La Forza del Destino review – guilt and obsession with opera's biggest stars
Christof Loy cannot quite bring Verdi’s ungainly drama together but Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko and Antonio Pappano force their operatic flair to the fore

Tim Ashley

22, Mar, 2019 @1:27 PM

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Kaufmann / Damrau / Deutsch review – a magnificent Hugo Wolf love affair
Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau and Helmut Deutsch deliver a brilliantly introspective take on Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch

Tim Ashley

19, Feb, 2018 @11:41 AM

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Otello review – an underpowered Kaufmann is outshone by Iago
Marco Vratogna steals the show in Royal Opera’s fine new staging

Stephen Pritchard

25, Jun, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Otello review – Kaufmann thrills in a dark, expressionistic staging
In his role debut, Jonas Kaufmann’s arrestingly-sung Otello is a charismatic and troubled outsider in a production that can feel heavy-handed

Tim Ashley

22, Jun, 2017 @11:49 AM

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Otello: opera, identity politics and blacking-up
Opera companies now eschew the once traditional black makeup for the lead in Verdi’s masterpiece, but it remains a controversial issue that highlights the need to nurture more diverse talent

Alison Kinney

15, Jun, 2017 @12:13 PM

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde CD review – Jonas Kaufmann delivers a real disappointment

Andrew Clements

29, Mar, 2017 @3:43 PM

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