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Jonas Kaufmann - title role in "Werther" at the MET / New York Times review

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Last February, the German tenor Jonas Kaufmann had a triumph at the Metropolitan Opera when he performed the title role of Wagner's "Parsifal" in the company's very bleak but theatrically riveting new production. On Tuesday night, a year later, Mr. Kaufmann was back at the Met in the title role of Massenet's "Werther" on the opening night of Richard Eyre's new production. It was another success for Mr. Kaufmann, currently the most in-demand, versatile and exciting tenor in opera.

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