Flour song Flour song

Touting an austere, governessy program—the hour-and-change Schubert/Müller cycle, Die schöne MüllerinJonas Kaufman  fulfilled his long-awaited, high-profile return to Carnegie Hall last night.

on January 21, 2018 at 2:42 PM
La fanciulla del west side La fanciulla del west side

Jonas Kaufmann‘s acclaimed Dick will highlight the Met’s 2018-2019 season.

on November 07, 2017 at 7:44 PM
Name that Neptune Name that Neptune

The month of March 2017 on parterre box can be summed up in three topics: Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and religious Cretans.

on April 07, 2017 at 8:04 AM
Dark vittoria Dark vittoria

There is a self-effacing quality to Jonas Kaufmann’s concert film An Evening with Puccini.

on February 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM
The rules of attraction The rules of attraction

Is Manon Lescaut a cold, clinical tale of the splendors and pitfalls of transactional sex, or is it a romantic Italian opera at its most lush and melodic?

on January 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Arms and the man I sing Arms and the man I sing

The opening night of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s new production of Aïda, featuring Jonas Kaufmann in his staged role debut as Radamès, was captured informally on audio, and can be heard in full after the jump.

on September 30, 2015 at 1:56 PM
Awakenings Awakenings

There is a simple elegance to the single-composer recital album format. For the listener in the mood for, say, Puccini, it’s a chance to delve into his music without any pesky interruptions by those other guys like Verdi or Massenet. And if one is also in the mood for a particular singer’s art, then the…

on September 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM
A desert breeze whispering a lullaby A desert breeze whispering a lullaby

The studio opera recording is a rare beast these days and its arrival always a cause for celebration.

on September 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Der Höschenkavalier Der Höschenkavalier

Jonas Kaufmann, the German singer who performed Rule Britannia, looked delighted as he was pelted with lacey undergarments from female fans.”

on September 13, 2015 at 1:33 PM
True verismo True verismo

Jonas Kaufmann’s new Puccini album (the new one on Sony, not the repackaged one on Decca) is being previewed by NPR.

on September 03, 2015 at 10:39 AM
The Rusticana at the end of the universe The Rusticana at the end of the universe

Jonas Kaufmann in a wifebeater is but one of the attractions of the Salzburg Festival production of Cavalleria rusticana, a telecast of which you can peruse after the jump.

on April 07, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Hustle & flu Hustle & flu

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performance as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen this Saturday, March 7 matinee, as he is still ill with the flu and unable to travel to New York.

on March 05, 2015 at 12:43 PM
Rome invasion Rome invasion

Given that Jonas Kaufmann just canceled half his Met season and Anja Harteros is, well, Anja Harteros, La Cieca thought it would be interesting for us hinterlanders to hear what this duo sounds like when both show up to sing.

on March 02, 2015 at 2:10 PM
Twenty years of pure hell! Twenty years of pure hell!

“Speaking on Desert Island Discs, the German opera singer said that he and his colleagues felt as though they were in ‘straight-jackets,’ having to make diary commitments years in advance.”

on February 22, 2015 at 2:31 PM
Beautiful stranger Beautiful stranger

Contrary to previous reports, Jonas Kaufmann says he is not dating Madonna.

on January 19, 2015 at 12:34 PM
The girl can’t help it The girl can’t help it

Join La Cieca and the parterriani this afternoon for a chat during the premiere of Manon Lescaut from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

on November 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM
No! pazzo son! Guardate! No! pazzo son! Guardate!

“La nonna rock è impazzita per Jonas Kaufmann definito il più bel tenore del mondo.”

on November 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM
A page right out of history A page right out of history

“This is obviously a difficult situation. But who knows Hans New Rock, knows his cool and objective aesthetic decision.”

on November 10, 2014 at 9:28 AM
Speer pressure Speer pressure

One of the things that made François Girard’s 2013 production of Parsifal at the Met so compelling was the way he tried to make the tale of suffering and temptation relevant to a contemporary audience.

on September 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Auto-da-fair Auto-da-fair

The Salzburg Festival has long had the image of this place where for a little over a month, the very best singers are brought together with the very best conductors and the very best directors to create the very best productions the opera world has to offer.

on June 16, 2014 at 8:15 AM
There is something I must do, there is something I must do There is something I must do, there is something I must do

Your Own La Cieca has emerged from semi-retirement to present the 2014 Pubie Awards.

on May 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM
The Met: What is to be done? The Met: What is to be done?

Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.

on April 15, 2014 at 1:24 AM
That’s entertainment! That’s entertainment!

The highlight of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2014-2015 season is a new production of Manon Lescaut featuring Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann, directed by Claus Guth.

on March 06, 2014 at 7:49 AM
The cup runneth over The cup runneth over

I am grateful to Sony for this new release of the Metropolitan Opera’s latest production of Parsifal and I hope I’m not the only one who discovers what a rich experience this opera can be because of it.

on March 05, 2014 at 1:54 AM