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Doppelgänger

The world premiere of Doppelganger in New York's Park Avenue Armory - a staged version of Schubert's Schwanengesang with Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch and directed by Claus Guth - has been enthusiastically received by public and press. Here are some voices:

’Doppelganger’ is awesome experimental theater on a grand scale … There’s really nothing like it in New York right now.”
Theatermania

“a rare treat … the theatrical ingenuity and visceral force was so strong that the audience let out an audible gasp of shock”
New York Times

"Park Avenue Armory once again confirms that its Wade Thompson Drill Hall is the most sensational performance space in New York City with the world premiere of Claus Guth’s bold and breathtaking Doppelganger ... Kaufmann is in terrific voice."
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Photo (c) Monika Rittershaus

Arena di Verona Gala Concert

For the centenary of the Verona Opera Festival, Jonas Kaufmann gave a gala concert in the Arena on August 20th. With his colleagues Sonya Yoncheva and Ludovic Tézier and accompanied by the Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona conducted by Jochen Rieder, he performed arias and duets from Tosca, Otello and Andrea Chenier in the first half, and evergreens by Franz Lehar and Leonard Bernstein as well as famous film songs such as "Nella fantasia" (Ennio Morricone, The Misson) "Nelle tue mani" (Hans Zimmer, Gladiator) in the second half. The concert was recorded and highlights were first shown on September 3rd on ZDF. This version is available in the ZDF mediathek until March next year. An extended version with scenes from Otello and Andrea Chenier will be presented on September 16th on 3sat. The full concert will be shown in many cinemas in UK on October 12th, and in over 180 cinemas in GSA on October 22nd. (c) EnneviPhoto

Upcoming performances

11.10.2023

Concert

Giza Pyramids, Panorama 2
15.10.2023

Concert

Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Replacement concert for the performance originally planned for January 28 which was postponed.
25.10.2023, 28.10.2023, 31.10.2023, 03.11.2023

Verdi: Otello

Wien, Staatsoper
07.12.2023, 10.12.2023, 13.12.2023, 16.12.2023, 19.12.2023, 22.12.2023

Puccini: Turandot

Wien, Staatsoper

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