Two can be as lonely as one Two can be as lonely as one

Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann in La forza del destino—all of it!

on May 09, 2019 at 9:31 AM
Al passato, ben vedete, ora è inutile pensar Al passato, ben vedete, ora è inutile pensar

Jonas Kaufmann demonstrates his current work ethic.

on March 11, 2019 at 5:59 PM
October surprise October surprise

Jonas Kaufmann‘s Herbstreise to Little Old New York dominated the busy pages of October’s parterre box, boosting our total number of pageviews to nearly 400,000.

on November 01, 2018 at 10:20 AM
Back in black Back in black

He returned. He sang. He didn’t get hanged. 

on October 18, 2018 at 11:18 AM
Another opening, another Jonas Another opening, another Jonas

The seventh season of STAATSOPER.TV’s free live streams begins Sunday, December 2 with Otello from the Bayerische Staatsoper featuring Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros and Gerald Finley.

on October 12, 2018 at 10:10 AM
Meine Liebe ist croon Meine Liebe ist croon

As opera’s reigning tenor-superstar, Jonas Kaufmann can pretty much do whatever he wants and a sizable adoring public will lap it up.

on October 08, 2018 at 9:00 AM
“Ah, mascalzone, presto in prigione! Suzuki, il thè” “Ah, mascalzone, presto in prigione! Suzuki, il thè”

Here’s a set of comments that I think really captures the duality of YouTube — two criticisms of Jonas Kaufmann. I won’t say which I personally find more valid! 

on July 20, 2018 at 7:40 AM
Gli Weltstars sono tre Gli Weltstars sono tre

Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann will sing (with each other!) Puccini’s Turandot at the 2021 Salzburg Festival.

on April 24, 2018 at 11:29 AM
They live by night They live by night

A heady audience paid top price to pack Carnegie Hall Thursday for just 80 minutes of unstaged Wagner. 

on April 13, 2018 at 11:57 AM
Quote unquote Quote unquote

Either venomous fishwife Norman Lebrecht has deliberately misquoted and misinterpreted what Jonas Kaufmann said in a recent interview, or else Jonas Kaufmann needs to go fuck himself.

on February 15, 2018 at 7:33 AM
Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson.

on December 01, 2017 at 9:15 AM
Leaving blood on the shirt Leaving blood on the shirt

The debate over live transmissions of opera to cinemas in HD isn’t going to go away.

on June 30, 2017 at 5:26 PM
‘Ja, ja’ land ‘Ja, ja’ land

We leave behind the Vienna of the 1740s, the time of breeches, fans and white wigs.

on April 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Start the revolution with me Start the revolution with me

The Bayerische Staatsoper just announced, in addition to their usual bounty of webcasts, two special presentations: a repeat of Semiramide and a live telecast of Andrea Chenier.

on March 02, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Salvation for the savior Salvation for the savior

Kaufmann conveys Lohengrin’s immense loneliness in a profoundly moving way. I am happy to report that vocally he sounds completely recovered.

on January 26, 2017 at 7:23 PM
Poet manqué Poet manqué

Jonas Kaufmann est contraint de se retirer de la production des Contes d’Hoffmann à l’Opéra Bastille.”

on September 30, 2016 at 1:36 PM
Cross purposes Cross purposes

“Has anyone ever seen a truly great production of this opera?”

on May 27, 2016 at 12:11 PM
Kaufmann has not canceled, managers say Kaufmann has not canceled, managers say

An article on the Argentine news site La Nacion states that Jonas Kaufmann will withdraw from his singing engagements for this year and the next.

on March 27, 2016 at 2:14 PM
Winter afternoon’s dream Winter afternoon’s dream

It took the better part of a decade—including two high-profile cancelations—or New York to finally hear Anna Netrebko in recital.

on February 29, 2016 at 9:35 AM
Hello from the other side Hello from the other side

A woman reads from the Bible. There is a dance scene in a tavern. The discovery of blood gives away the protagonist.

on January 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Uomo non vidi mai Uomo non vidi mai

From the Met: “Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season’s new production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut due to illness.”

on January 26, 2016 at 12:46 PM
Cher public, affrettati, precipita per l’etra! Cher public, affrettati, precipita per l’etra!

La Cieca’s familiar spirits have been turning their generally steely eyes to the Future Met Wiki, attempting in vain to make sense of impending repertoire and casting at Casa Gelb.

on December 08, 2015 at 9:50 AM
The girl can’t help it The girl can’t help it

This afternoon at 2:20 PM EDT (20:20 CET), the Bayerische Staatsoper presents a live webcast of a sold-out performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann.

on July 31, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Bean counter Bean counter

Another season opens this weekend, the much-admired series of livestreams from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

on October 02, 2013 at 1:13 PM