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Semi tough

Here’s Jonas Kaufmann last night in Munich, singing Manrico’s scena from Trovatore, featuring both verses of “Di quella pira” (in B major.)

The complete Trovatore will be webcast as part of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s program of free live streams on Friday, July 5 starting at 1:00 PM EDT.

155 comments

  • Cocky Kurwenal says:

    Kaufmann just doesn’t produce his voice very efficiently, unfortunately. He sacrifices a lot of volume, and compromises his timbre, in his quest for micromanagement and control.

    • Chimene says:

      You are absolutely spot on!!! you can see him thinking and rethinking how he is going to sing exactly the way he wants it to sound as he is singing it -- it is very off putting, as you are waiting to hear what he has decided to do…

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    • kashania says:

      Wow, thanks for this, QPF. I’m quite enjoying listening to this. Harteros is in splendid voice. Kaufmann has his moments thought no as great. Manistina’s high notes sounded better in Toronto than they do here.

  • Quanto Painy Fakor says:

    Here’s a nice puppy as Manrico: