Jonas Kaufmann returns to the role of Siegmund in Wagner's Die Walküre for a special concert version of Act 1 of the opera at the Bayerische Staatsoper on May 13th, and May 16th. Originally planned as an online broadcast, the theater announced today that it can welcome a limited number of audience members. Tickets for the event go on sale Tuesday, the 11th, at 10:00 am CET here.
The concert will be broadcast for free on Staatsoper.tv, live at 20:15 on May 13th, and will be available after on demand, starting on May 15th, for 30 days. The role of Sieglinde will be sung by Lise Davidsen, while Georg Zeppenfeld sings Hunding. Asher Fisch conducts the Bayerisches Staatsorchester.
Kaufmann can also be seen in another Wagner opera, singing the title role in Parsifal, currently available on replay on Arte. This Wiener Staatsoper production, conducted by Philippe Jordan, also stars Elina Garanča (Kundry), Ludovic Tézier (Amfortas), Georg Zeppenfeld (Gurnemanz), Wolfgang Koch (Klingsor), Stefan Cerny (Titurel), and Nikolay Sidorenko (Parsifal, back then), and is available within Europe for a limited time.
Jonas Kaufmann can currently be seen in several online broadcasts of operas, including:
Aïda - from Opéra national de Paris, available now on Arte Concert here.
Parsifal - from the Wiener Staatsoper, available now on Arte Concert here.
Die Walküre (Act 1), May 13th at 20:15 CET on Staatsoper TV here.
In addition, there is a large selection of music and interviews available on Jonas Kaufmann's official youtube channel here.