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“I could sing Parsifal many times every year, but I don’t”

Jonas Kaufmann returns to one of Wagner’s great roles, in a production now issued by Sony Classical. He tells Mark Pullinger about being part of an all-star performance in an empty opera house – and reveals a wish list of future plans.


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Insieme – Jonas Kaufmann & Ludovic Tézier

On stage they’re usually rivals, but in real life Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier share a close friendship. After many live performances together these two extraordinary artists have recorded their first duet album: Insieme, meaning “together” in Italian, to be released October 7 on Sony Classical. Accompanied by the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano, they present duets they’ve sung together on stage, plus works specially chosen for the album.