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Tour Dates

08/03/2018Grosses Festspielhaus / Salzburg, Austria
08/19/2018Grafenegg Festival / Grafenegg, Austria
09/15/2018Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory / Moscow, Russia
09/20/2018Theatre des Champs-Elysees / Paris, France
09/22/2018Grosser Saal im Kurhaus / Bad Worishofen, Germany
09/24/2018Konzerthaus Vienna / Vienna, Austria
09/26/2018Grosser Saal im Brucknerhaus / Linz, Austria
09/28/2018Teatro alla Scala / Milan, Italy
10/01/2018Thiersch-Saal im Kurhaus / Wiesbaden, Germany
10/05/2018Carnegie Hall / New York, NY
10/17/2018Metropolitan Opera / New York, NY
10/20/2018Metropolitan Opera / New York, NY
10/23/2018Metropolitan Opera / New York, NY
10/27/2018Metropolitan Opera / New York, NY
11/23/2018Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
11/28/2018Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
12/02/2018Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
12/06/2018Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
12/10/2018Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
12/15/2018Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
12/21/2018Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
01/08/2019Philharmonie / Munich, Germany
01/10/2019Meistersingerhalle / Nurnberg, Germany
01/12/2019Elbphilharmonie / Hamburg, Germany
01/14/2019KKL Luzern / Lucerne, Switzerland
01/16/2019Goetheanum / Dornach, Switzerland
01/20/2019Festspielhaus / Baden-Baden, Germany
01/24/2019Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
01/27/2019Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
01/30/2019Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
02/02/2019Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
02/07/2019Philharmonie Berlin / Berlin, Germany
02/10/2019Alte Oper Frankfurt / Frankfurt, Germany
02/14/2019Philharmonie / Munich, Germany
03/21/2019Royal Opera House / London, UK
03/24/2019Royal Opera House / London, UK
03/27/2019Royal Opera House / London, UK
04/02/2019Royal Opera House / London, UK
04/05/2019Royal Opera House / London, UK
04/09/2019Royal Opera House / London, UK
04/12/2019Royal Opera House / London, UK
07/12/2019Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany
07/15/2019Bayerische Staatsoper / Munich, Germany

Jonas Kaufmann: Bio

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann possesses an operatic and concert repertory that spans several centuries, taking in Monteverdi and J.S. Bach and reaching into the twentieth century with works by Schoenberg and contemporary composers. The vast area in between includes Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Berlioz, Schubert, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, Puccini, and much else. But Kaufmann willingly ventures into the obscure or little-known realms: he has appeared on disc in Marschner's Vampyr and in the world-premiere recordings on the Capriccio label of two neglected nineteenth century operas, Josef Abert's Ekkehard, where he sang the title role, and Carl Loewe's The Three Wishes, where he portrayed Hassan. Kaufmann is a major operatic star and has sung at the most prestigious venues in New York, Chicago, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Frankfurt, Milan, and many others. While his discography clearly suggests a preference for opera, he has sung much concert fare, including Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, as well as lieder (Harmonia Mundi issued an acclaimed disc of Richard Strauss lieder in 2006). Kaufmann has made numerous recordings for a variety of labels, including EMI Classics, Decca, Philips, Arthaus Musik, and TDK.

Jonas Kaufmann was born in Munich, Germany, in 1969. As a child he was frequently taken to the opera by his father, while he sang in boys' choirs and took piano lessons. Later he enrolled at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, where he took master classes from Hans Hotter, Josef Metternich, and James King. It was Hotter who interested Kaufmann in the lieder of Richard Strauss.

Romantic Arias From 1994-1996 Kaufmann sang at the opera house in Saarbrücken. Since the mid-1990s he has made regular guest appearances at the world's major opera houses. In 2001 he joined the Zurich opera and has since received high praise there for his Mozart (Idomeneo, Titus, Tamino), Gounod (Faust) and Verdi (the Duke). Kaufmann's first major recordings began appearing around the turn of the century, with Loewe's The Three Wishes (2000) and Marschner's Vampyr (2002). His debut recital at Wigmore Hall in London in December 2002 was a great success, as was his debut at the Met in February 2006 in the role of Alfredo in La Traviata. Kaufmann's recordings have appeared with increasing frequency in the new century. The 2008 Decca CD Romantic Arias, which includes arias from Tosca, La bohème, La Traviata, and other operatic standards, was his first solo recording. His 2013 Verdi Album and 2014 You Mean the World to Me topped both pop and classical charts in Germany and Austria.

Jonas Kaufmann

An Italian Night - Live from the Waldbuhne Berlin

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1 La Gioconda, Atto II: Cielo e mar  
2 Cavalleria rusticana: Cavalleria rusticana: Tu qui, Santuzza?  
3 Cavalleria rusticana: Ah! Lo vedi, che hai tu detto?  
4 Cavalleria rusticana: Mamma, quel vino e generoso  
5 Ti voglio tanto bene  
6 Voglio vivere cosi  
7 Mattinata  
8 Rondine al nido  
9 Caruso  
10 Parlami d'amore, Mariu  
11 Torna a Surriento  
12 Il canto  
13 Non ti scordar di me  
14 Parla piu piano from 'The Godfather'  
15 Un amore cosi grande  
16 Musica proibita  
17 Passione  
18 Catari, Catari  
19 Volare  
20 Turandot, Atto III: Nessun Dorma  
Jonas Kaufmann, short interview
Eva Marton 70th Birthday Gala in Budapest with Jonas Kaufmann 16-06-2013

Two years after the release of his highly successful album Dolce Vita, Jonas Kaufmann reaffirmed his love affair with Italian music this summer with a special concert at the Waldbühne – Berlin's renowned stage-beneath-the-stars. In what can be seen as a wondrous zenith of his dedication to Italy and her music, the concert has become one of this year's biggest classical music events. Sony Classical is proud to announce the release of the magical concert on DVD and Blu-ray on October 19, with the CD and digital formats available October 5.

"An Italian Night – Live from the Waldbühne Berlin" features popular songs and canzone as well as passionate Italian opera arias and duets from Cavalleria rusticana, where Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili joined Jonas as a charming guest-artist and duet partner. Both were supported by Jochen Rieder conducting the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.