Jonas Kaufmann is currently performing his celebrated role of Cavaradossi in Puccini’s “Tosca” at the Teatro Real in Madrid. During the most recent performance on July 19, he and colleague Sondra Radvanovsky made history by performing a double encore of both “Vissi d’arte” and “E lucevan le stelle”! This evening marked the first time that two arias have been encored in the same opera performance at Teatro Real. These performances of Tosca celebrate Jonas' return to the theater, having performed his last opera there in 1999. He looks forward to the next performance on July 22.
Recorded live at the Bayerische Staatsoper, December 2019, Simon Stone’s production of Korngold’s "Die Tote Stadt" has been released on DVD/Blu-ray on July 16th, 2021. Jonas Kaufmann’s role debut as Paul was hailed as a “movie-star performance” that was “pained and passionate,” by The New York Times. Opera News says that Mr. Kaufmann “gave the performance of his life, throwing himself heart, soul and voice into the character and singing with staggering power and intensity.” Kirill Petrenko leads the Bayerisches Staatsorchester with a cast that also includes Marlis Petersen as Marietta, Andrzej Filónczyk as Frank/Fritz, and Jennifer Johnston as Brigitta.This production is not to be missed!Read more