Jonas Kaufmann

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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 has also sung leading tenor roles in the operas of Richard Wagner with success in Germany and abroad, most notably the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He is also an accomplished Lieder singer. In 2014 The New York Times described Kaufmann as "a box-office draw, and... the most important, versatile tenor of his generation."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Oberon Carl Maria von Weber; Hillevi Martinpelto, Jonas Kaufmann, Steve Davislim, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sir John Eliot Gardiner 1
2006 Lieder Richard Strauss; Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch 1
2008 Romantic Arias Jonas Kaufmann, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Armiliato 1
2009 Mozart / Schubert / Beethoven / Wagner Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Wagner; Jonas Kaufmann, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
2009 Madama Butterfly (2008 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Enkelejda Shkosa, Fabio Capitanucci, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano 1
2010 Verismo Arias Jonas Kaufmann, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano 1
2011 Fidelio (disc 1) (Performance from Lucerne Festival 2010) Beethoven; Nina Stemme, Jonas Kaufmann, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
2011 Die Superstars Der Klassik Anna Netrebko & Erwin Schrott & Jonas Kaufmann 1
2012 Carmen (2012 studio cast) Georges Bizet; Magdalena Kožená, Jonas Kaufmann, Genia Kühmeier, Kostas Smoriginas, Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle 2
2012 Twilight of the Gods: The Ultimate Wagner Ring Collection Richard Wagner; Stephanie Blythe, Jonas Kaufmann, Jay Hunter Morris, Eric Owens, Bryn Terfel, Deborah Voigt, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus, James Levine, Fabio Luisi 1
2013 Die Walküre Wagner; Anja Kampe, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Nina Stemme, Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev 1
2013 Wagner Richard Wagner; Jonas Kaufmann, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles 2
2013 Best of Jonas Kaufmann Jonas Kaufmann 1
2013 Requiem Giuseppe Verdi; Anja Harteros, Elīna Garanča, Jonas Kaufmann, René Pape, Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala 1
2013 The Verdi Album Jonas Kaufmann 1
2014 Winterreise Schubert; Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch 1
2014 Du bist die Welt für mich Jonas Kaufmann 1
2015 Nessun Dorma: The Puccini Album Giacomo Puccini, Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano 1
2015 Aida Verdi; Harteros, Kaufmann, Semenchuk, Tézier, Schrott, Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Pappano 1

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