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10 July 1969 |
|Occupation||Opera singer (tenor)|
Jonas Kaufmann (born 10 July 1969) is a German operatic tenor. He is best known for his performances in spinto roles such as Don José in Carmen, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, and the title role in Don Carlos. He also assumed leading tenor roles of Wagner with success in Germany and abroad, notably the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Kaufmann was born in Munich. His father worked for an insurance company, and his mother was a kindergarten teacher. He had one older sister. He started studying piano when he was eight, and he sang in his elementary school choir. Although he studied for mathematics entrance exams, in the summer of 1989 he began his vocal training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. While studying, he sang some small roles at the Bavarian State Opera. He graduated from school in 1994 achieving distinctions both in opera and concert performances.
In 1995, after a vocal crisis, Kaufmann received help from American baritone Michael Rhodes who taught him a "new way of singing" and how to become "more relaxed in my voice and in myself." In Kaufmann's book Meinen die wirklich mich? he said, "To find a Michael Rhodes that can really help you and bring you to success is really a great stroke of luck."
He began his professional career at Staatstheater Saarbrücken in 1994 and was soon invited to make debuts in German theaters such as the Stuttgart Opera and Hamburg State Opera, as well as international debuts at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opéra National de Paris, and La Scala. He made his Salzburg Festival debut in 1999 in a new production of Busoni's Doktor Faust and returned there in 2003 as Belmonte in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and for concerts of the Beethoven's Ninth with the Berlin Philharmonic.
He performed in Covent Garden in 2006-2007 in the role of Don José in Bizet's Carmen to critical acclaim, and also sang Alfredo in Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera and in Covent Garden in 2008. In May 2008, Kaufmann made his role debut as Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca in Covent Garden, again to critical acclaim.
In 2008-09, he performed Manon in Chicago opposite Natalie Dessay and in the title role of a new production of Lohengrin at the Bavarian State Opera. He also sang Lohengrin at the Bayreuth Festival opening night performance of the 2010 season; the production was staged by Hans Neuenfels and conducted by Andris Nelsons.
In April 2011, he returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Siegmund in director Robert Lepage's new production of Richard Wagner's Die Walküre the second part of his much larger work Der Ring des Nibelungen, scheduled to be presented in its entirety during the 2011-2012 season. In September 2011, he underwent surgery to remove a lymph node from his chest. In December, he was back, performing the title role in Gounod's Faust.
On February 15, 2013, Jonas Kaufmann made his first appearance as Parsifal at The Metropolitan Opera.
In July 2013, Kaufmann was named a Kammersänger of the Bavarian State Opera by the Bavarian Ministry of Arts.
|2008||Romantic Arias||Jonas Kaufmann / Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Marco Armiliato||–||–||–||–||148||–||–||–|
|2009||Sehnsucht||Jonas Kaufmann / Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Claudio Abbado||–||–||–||–||119||–||–||–|
|2010||Schubert - Die schöne Müllerin||Jonas Kaufmann||–||–||–||–||133||–||–||–|
|Verismo arias||Jonas Kaufmann||–||–||–||–||68||–||–||–|
|2011||Die Superstars der Klassik - Singen die schönsten Opernarien||Erwin Schrott / Anna Netrebko / Jonas Kaufmann||–||1||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2012||Königskinder - Engelbert Humperdinck||Jonas Kaufmann / Isabel Rey||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2013||Wagner||Kaufmann / Runnicles / Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin||–||30||99||128||76||–||–||–|
|Verdi Requiem||Anja Harteros / Elina Garanča / Jonas Kaufmann / René Pape / Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala / Daniel Barenboim||–||51||–||–||–||–||–||–|
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Kaufmann's repertoire includes the following: